Cape May Medals at U.S. Beer Open Championship


Cape May, NJ — Cape May Brewing Company beer Sawyer’s Swap has received a silver medal from the US Beer Open Championship in the category of aged beer.

According to the contest: “Breweries from China to Czech Republic sent in almost 4,000 beers and ciders representing 90 different styles.”

The honor, which brings CMBC’s 2015 award count up to 14, comes on the heels of the company’s fourth anniversary.

“It’s easy to romanticize opening a brewery, but holy hell it’s been a lot of work,” says CMBC President Ryan Krill. “Now, we’re working on taking it to the next level.”

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About Cape May Brewing Company

Once upon a time, twenty-something Ryan Krill earned a six-figure salary working in finance and real estate development in Manhattan, while his college roommate, Chris Henke, designed satellites. During a summer weekend at the Jersey shore, they brewed a batch of beer with Ryan’s dad that wasn’t half bad. “Should we open a brewery?” Ryan asked, only half-serious. But, by the following year, the three guys had secured a space at Cape May Airport where they concocted a makeshift brew system and honed their beer-making skills. In 2011, they started with one client. Today, there are over 330 accounts in Jersey and Pennsylvania proudly serving the guys’ award-winning recipes. And CMBC’s fearless leaders have never looked back.