Cape May Releases Concrete Ship, Renovates Patio

CMBC beer release-Concrete Ship

Cape May, NJ — This Friday, July 31, Cape May Brewing Company will release its newest beer, a rich Imperial Stout called Concrete Ship that weighs in at 9.3%. While heavy on the alcohol, the brew’s been mellowing for two months, so the flavor that comes through is more complex than boozy. Expect layers of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malt.

The name of the beer salutes the SS Atlantus, the 3,000-ton concrete ship that ran aground 150 feet from Cape May’s Sunset Beach in 1926. She’s been steadily sinking ever since, and only a portion of her stern remains visible. The ship – like the beer – is best described as ‘big.’

Now, visitors to CMBC’s tasting room can enjoy this and all of CMBC’s beers on a newly-renovated, 10-by-40-foot patio complete with shaded picnic table seating, landscaping, and a stamped concrete floor via Cape Concrete Designs that mimics the look, texture and warm feel of cedar.

“It’s a serene place to spend an afternoon when the beach gets too hot to handle,” says Marketing Guru Alicia Grasso.

CMBC is open everyday from noon to 8pm for tours and tastings. For more brewing and expansion updates, visit

  • Who: Cape May Brewing Company
  • What: Brewing/Expansion News
  • When: Now!
  • Where: On the grounds of Cape May Airport, 1288 Hornet Road, Cape May
  • Why: Onwards and upwards!

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 360+ accounts in Jersey and Pennsylvania proudly serving the guys’ award-winning recipes. And CMBC’s fearless leaders have never looked back.