Bay Daze Out for Distribution

Cape May Brewing Company is delighted to announce that their newest sessionable sour, Bay Daze, will be distributed on draft and in 12-ounce cans starting this week in New Jersey, and will be available in Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania beginning in early July. 

“Bay Daze builds on the success of our fruit-forward beers,” says Director of Brewing Operations James Fox. “We utilized a timeless profile of cherry and lime and crafted a brew that’s both sweet and tart, with a hint of sea salt for added flavor.”  

Bay Daze is a 4.7% ABV sessionable sour brewed with Flex hops, Pilsner and wheat malt, and London Ale III yeast.

“For the iconography of this design, we chose elements that speak to time spent on the bay, including gulls, paddle boarding, and your beloved companion,” notes Marketing Director Alicia Grasso. “The lime green and cherry red colors help highlight the primary flavors, giving consumers a refreshing beer to reach for after enjoying time by the water.” 

Bay Daze is light, crushable, and offers a fruity, complex profile and aroma. As a lighter sour, it appeals to both regular beer drinkers and those looking to get into craft beer. 

Bay Daze was first released in the Cape May Brewery Tasting Room last summer, and is being brought back this year on a bigger scale due to popular demand. Cape May Brewing Company is excited to share this low ABV option with its fans and those who enjoy light beer. 

Distribution in New Jersey begins this week, and distribution throughout Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania begins in a few weeks, starting in early July. For more information, check out their website at, or call (609) 849-9933.

Congrats, Chris!

Cape Beverage is thrilled to announce the promotion of Chris Verderame to Brand Manager.

In Chris’ new role, he will be working very closely with all Cape Beverage suppliers to fulfill our commitment to providing premium customer service. Chris will act as a liaison between Cape Beverage and our world-class suppliers to implement sales strategies, grow volume, and enhance our supplier-distributor relationships. 

Chris has been with Cape Beverage since 2019, and previously covered four counties in South Jersey as a Sales Representative.

He began his career at New Jersey distributor Warren Distributing in 2008 before moving over to the craft side and joining Victory Brewing Company in Pennsylvania. Since joining the Cape Beverage team, Chris has been Crushin’ It ever since! He has steadily increased our sales numbers, and takes pride in introducing new brands to our customers.

“I started in the beer industry in 2008, two weeks after graduating with a communications degree from William Paterson University,” Chris notes. “I started as a merchandiser, then moved into sales at Warren Distributing Co. South, a MillerCoors wholesaler covering South Jersey.”

He has a wide range of experience, making him the ideal partner for Cape Beverage’s craft brands for a truly personalized experience from someone who understands all of the aspects around distributing your brand to new markets.

Chris started his experience on the supplier side in 2017 with Victory Brewing Company, part of Artisanal Brewing Ventures, where he also represented Southern Tier Brewing and Six Point Brewery, covering South Jersey and Delaware.

You can read more about Chris’s background on his welcome blog here.

From Chris:

“I am very excited to move into the new role as Craft Brand Manager at Cape Beverage. I look forward to continuing the growth of our world class suppliers and identifying new and emerging brands to add to our line of preferred partners. Cheers!”

—Brand Manager Chris Verderame

We can’t wait for you all to work with Chris in this next step of our journey!

Boat Ramp Champ Returns

Cape May Brewing Company is proud to announce that they have renewed their collaboration with The Qualified Captain, an Instagram influencer and lifestyle brand in North Carolina, and have brought back Boat Ramp Champ for distribution this summer. It is available now throughout New Jersey, Delaware, and eastern Pennsylvania.

Boat Ramp Champ is a 5.5% ABV Helles Lager crafted alongside The Qualified Captain for a crisp, clean, light beer that makes the perfect complement to a day out on the water. 

Made with German hop Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Bohemian Lager yeast, Boat Ramp Champ has a gentle bitterness complimented by a malty sweetness and delicate aroma. It balances the best of malt, yeast, and hops for an easy-drinking, refreshing brew. 

Originally from South Jersey, brother and sister team Aaron and Lauren Stasiak grew up in Burlington County before making their way to North Carolina and founding The Qualified Captain together in 2016. They began by chronicling the outrageous and often hilarious mistakes that can occur on ramp and in the water and have since become a major force in the maritime community. 

Cape May Brewing Company has long been fans of The Qualified Captain’s Instagram, and CEO Ryan Krill is a boatsman himself, making this collaboration a great match for two shore-based companies focused on passion and quality. 

“Not only was this our first major beer collaboration, this was really our first collaboration with anyone,” shares The Qualified Captain founder Aaron Stasiak. “And what a great group of folks to collaborate and work together with. I feel blessed to have had this opportunity.”

The distinctive art style on the can represents the two brands, with Cape May Brewing Company founders Ryan and Bob Krill, and The Qualified Captain founders Aaron and Lauren Stasiak, represented alongside easter eggs of local Cape May scenery.

“The artwork on the can has been a huge hit,” Stasiak says. “I’ve had a lot of people tell me that the refreshing, crisp beer is so easy to enjoy on the hot days of summer. For the fans that have not had access to the beer, they are dying to try it.”

To celebrate this re-release, Cape May Brewing Company is hosting a launch party at Bird & Betty’s, a beloved Qualified Captain favorite, in Beach Haven, NJ on Saturday, June 25th at 6:30PM. Join the Cape May and Qualified Captain crew for an evening of Boat Ramp Champ and other Cape May beer, fun giveaways, and more.

For more information on The Qualified Captain, check out their website at or peruse their Instagram page at

For more information on Cape May Brewing Company, see their website at, or call (609) 849-9933.

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