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Cape May Hops Festival

Cape May Hops Festival

Published on May 13, 2016

Cape May has grown in popularity these past few years as a home to exceptional craft brews and breweries and with it comes new events and festivals to celebrate this growth. A new festival that I think will be popular with visitors and locals alike is the Cape May Hops Festival on Saturday, June 25!

The festival is going to be held at the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., to kick off the summer season! The festival’s theme is organized around “blues, brews, and BBQ!” Admission to the festival is free but guests are responsible for purchasing food and drink. The event starts at 10 a.m. with a craft show and music starts at 11 a.m. with food and beverage sales open at 11 a.m. as well. The event ends at 6 p.m.

Thanks to our friends at the Cape May MAC for organizing this event and inviting our region’s fantastic brewers:

  • Cape May Brewery: Cape May Brewery’s flagship beer is the Cape May IPA, and India pale ale, but they also brew a variety of styles including, shandy, porter, saison, and more.
  • Glasstown Brewery: Glasstown, in Millville, specializes in IPAs and has a pale ale on their menu.
  • Slack Tide Brewing: Slack Tide has a strong focus on ales but also produces a Belgian blonde, a stout, and several IPAs.
  • Tuckahoe Brewing: Tuckahoe Brewing’s flagship is their Dennis Creek Pale Ale, an American pale ale, but they also serve a porter, stout, and an IPA.

The on-site food comes from our local restaurants like, Empanada Mamas, Captain Marriner’s, Joe Battle BBQ, and Crespella!

Live music is courtesy of James Surpa Band, Gordon Vincent, and Bluebone! The event is family-friendly with a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities.

For a fun introduction to Cape May’s breweries, this is an event not to be missed! If you won’t be able to join us for this brewery-themed event, then I highly recommend you save the date for the fantastic Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival on Saturday, August 6, also at the Emlen Physick Estate. 

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