Cocktails by the Sea, Special Events

Brews and Boos

If you’re wondering what to do this weekend with an October Nor’easter promising to dump a ton of rain on the coast, why not carve out some time to participate in one of the Halloween-themed events sponsored by one of our local breweries? After all, this Saturday (October 27) is National American Beer Day, so it’s a perfect time to belly up and support a local brewery. We’ll be providing more information on Cape May County’s local breweries on National American Beer Day, but before then we wanted to let you know about some of the brew-haha going on this weekend.

On October 26, the Cape May Brewing Company will be hosting its Halloween Bash from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at the brewery which is located at the Cape May Airport. The Bash will feature a costume contest, $4 pints and lots of frightening fun. A signature Halloween flight will be available featuring two of their Halloween One-Offs: “Mounds Bar Honey Porter” and “Lemonhead Always Ready”. In addition, the brewery will be releasing two special limited cans – “Maize Haze”, which is a corn-based brew incorporating locally-sourced blue corn from South Jersey and “Not from Concentrate”, a freshly-pressed apple cider beer.

On October 27, the Ludlam Island Brewery and the Slack Tide Brewery will join together in hosting their special Halloween Party featuring “boos and brews” as well as treats from Hank Sauce, a locally crafted hot sauce company and restaurant located in Townsends Inlet. A jitney service will run between the two breweries from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

At the 21st Annual Olde Tyme Harvest Festival in Cape May Courthouse on Saturday, the 7 Mile Brewing Company will be serving up its special brews from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Mechanic Street. The festival includes craft and food vendors, rides and entertainment. Note that they have a rain date of Sunday October 28, which is likely given the approaching storm – but this just gives you another day to celebrate locally brewed American-crafted beer.

Also on Saturday at the Cold Spring Brewery located at the Historic Cold Spring Village, the group Love Mellow will be performing from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Due to the impending Nor’Easter, it may be best to call the breweries before heading out to make sure these events are still taking place, or if the weather will cause a cancellation or postponement of the event.

We know that if you attend any of these events you’ll be there just for the “boos”, so please remember to secure your designated driver or download the Uber app so you can legally enjoy fantastic local brews while safely getting to and from these ghoulish events.

Drink up, witches!