"With such a focus on IPAs throughout the industry, Honey Porter is a refreshing change of pace."

CMBC’s Honey Porter Can Distribution

Cape May Brewing Company will distribute Honey Porter in 12-ounce cans for the first time this month, alongside its continued distribution in draft year-round. Honey Porter is a 5.4% ABV brown porter that is deceptively smooth, easy to drink, and features a light body with a hint of sweetness.

“Honey Porter is a beer that got its start when I was homebrewing in my Brooklyn bathtub, and the recipe as a whole hasn’t changed much since,” says Cape May Brewing Company CEO Ryan Krill. “We pride ourselves in providing the same experiences people know and love every time they take a sip or open a can, and the same is certainly true for this beer.”

Honey Porter has been a staple of Cape May Brewing Company’s lineup since the company’s inception, and has strong roots in South Jersey. 

“We are thrilled to be working with Cape May Brewery on the new can launch of their Honey Porter made with Jersey Fresh honey,” says New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher. 

Using local honey was key in Honey Porter being the first beer in New Jersey to carry the Jersey Fresh designation.

“The ‘Made with Jersey Fresh’ program is available to food and drink companies that use NJ agricultural produce in their products, helping us extend the Jersey Fresh season to year-round,” Fisher says. “We encourage other companies that are interested in partnering with us to reach out. We can all raise a glass to promoting New Jersey agriculture!”

The Jersey Fresh program launched in 1984 to help inform consumers about the availability of produce grown in New Jersey. It has now become a benchmark for other state-grown agricultural marketing programs. The logo indicates that the contents have been inspected and meet quality standards equal to or better than U.S. No. 1 (the chief grade for most produce). This standard adds a quality assurance note to the overall Jersey Fresh marketing program that is welcomed by wholesale buyers and consumers who want high quality products that are uniformly sized and consistently packaged. 

Honey Porter is Cape May’s second-oldest mainstay, right behind the iconic Cape May IPA, and was previously bottled in 2015, 2016, and 2017, with a limited can release in the Tasting Room in 16-ounce cans in 2020.

“We wanted to create a special label for this beer, which has been such an integral part of our flagship series for so many years,” says Marketing Director Alicia Grasso. “The honeycombed image represents our interconnectedness as a state as well as the importance of each individual area and piece to the whole. This label is a way to pay homage to our state and the incredible people we work with that make this beer possible.”

Honey Porter won a bronze medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival, and many devoted fans relish a dark beer option that they can enjoy year-round.

“With such a focus on IPAs throughout the industry, Honey Porter is a refreshing change of pace,” says Chief Brewing Officer & Brewmaster Brandon Greenwood. “It’s a traditional style brewed with English malts and a touch of local flavor with the locally-sourced honey. It is a delicious beer with a fine balance of bold, yet delicate flavors.”

Cape May first brewed Honey Porter in October of 2011, making this release Honey Porter’s very own 10-year anniversary.

Cape May Brewing is thrilled to give fans the option of taking this brew home with them as consumers shift to darker beer options this fall.

Cape Beverage will be distributing Honey Porter starting this month. It will be available in 12-ounce cans throughout New Jersey and Delaware starting Monday, October 18th, with eastern Pennsylvania distribution beginning Monday, October 25th.

For more information, check out our website here or call (609) 759-2042.

Introducing Biza Cocktails

Cape Beverage Distributing is thrilled to announce its first ready-to-drink canned cocktail acquisition: New Jersey’s own Biza Cocktails. This new partnership will help bring Biza to more of the New Jersey market with its four flavors: Pomegranate Vanilla, Passion Fruit Peach, Coconut Pineapple, and Mango Jalapeño, each available as wrapped four-packs of 12-ounce slim cans showcasing the brand’s artwork and aesthetic. These will be available throughout the state beginning Monday, August 16th.

Biza is currently available in select New Jersey, New York, and Wisconsin markets. Now, Cape Beverage will help bring Biza to vendors across New Jersey.

“Biza is our first RTD cocktail, and this partnership is a great opportunity to sell a New Jersey brand,” says Sales Director Bill Zaninelli. “They have a number of tropical flavors that are great in the summertime, so this is the perfect time for a wider release.” 

They launched the product in New Jersey in January, but quickly realized that a distributor would help offer the bandwidth to go even further. “I spoke with my accounts, and they had nothing but praise for Cape Beverage. To the point where some of my stores said that the Cape Beverage sales team were some of the best out of all the distributors that cover them,” says Biza Founder and President Kris Deodato.

“We are very excited to continue to expand with the help of Cape Beverage and think they are a great fit for us,” says Biza Co-Founder and Head of Marketing Laura Murray.

“Biza was built from the ground up on the feedback of a millennial audience. In order to achieve the optimal product, we tested all aspects of Biza’s product development on millennial focus groups of varying ages. Their input was incorporated into the creation process every step of the way from taste profile to design to packaging to assure it would be a product they enjoyed,” she says. 

“We focused on creating unique flavor combinations that used a 2-flavor formulation system. All of Biza’s cocktails consist of a primary ‘dominant flavor’ and a synergistic secondary flavor, with combinations that are universally appealing and different from what was on the market,” Laura shares.

“When we set out to construct the brand, we tried to make something superior, potentially disruptive, or at least a premium alternative and better drinking experience,” says Kris.

Each of Biza’s offerings are gluten free, use natural flavorings, and do not contain malt. The light carbonation and bold, full flavor makes the 6.0% alcohol by volume beverages light, low calorie, and easy to enjoy. 

Pomegranate/Vanilla takes one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits and combines it with vanilla to create a light, refreshing cocktail. The concoction eliminates any acidity or sourness from the pomegranate to create an aromatic and perfectly balanced cocktail. 

Passion Fruit/Peach is Biza’s take on a perfectly constructed tropical cocktail. The drink is fruit forward and has the signature fragrant aroma of passion fruit. When blended with Peach, the flavors create a sweet, yet mildly tangy taste. Their custom-blended cocktail is then rounded off with a hint of lime for a uniquely drinkable tropical blend. 

Coconut/Pineapple is Biza’s version of a flavorful piña colada, minus the sugar, cream, and calories. This cocktail presents a beautiful aroma of coconut and is well-balanced and easy to drink. The custom blend of coconut, pineapple, and a hint of mango produces a smoothness and drinkability that is pleasing to all. 

Mango/Jalapeño opens with the fragrant tropical aroma of mango. The color is a vivid orange/yellow, representing the ripe flesh of the mango fruit. The mild jalapeño heat kicks in after a sip of citrusy, balanced sweetness. The shift from fruit to heat is subtle, creating a memorable drinking experience. 

“The name Biza plays off the Spanish island of Ibiza, which is known for many things, including its nightlife and music scene. Our ‘Biza’ is a vacation state of mind. A reminder of the fun, the music, and the friends and family you share those unforgettable moments with,” Laura says.

Consumers can connect with the Biza brand through curated Spotify playlists accessible via QR codes on every can for a fun, innovative way to enhance their experience. 

Beginning August 16th, Biza will be distributed throughout New Jersey. For more information on Biza Cocktails, see their website at https://bizacocktails.com/ or call (800) 978-1853. For more information on Cape Beverage Distributing, see www.capebeverage.com, or call (609) 759-2042.

“Their unwavering commitment to craft made this an attractive partnership for Workhorse as we continue to grow.”

Introducing Workhorse Brewing Company

Cape Beverage is pleased to announce the addition of another top-notch brewery to its roster: Pennsylvania’s Workhorse Brewing Company. This partnership will help bring Workhorse beers to the New Jersey market, with three core brands: New England IPA, West Coast IPA, and Golden Lager, and two seasonal brands: Cucumber Mojito and Prickly Pear Margarita, available throughout the state beginning August 2nd.

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