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Discover the best breweries in the Cape May, NJ area


Since New Jersey passed a new law in 2012 to allow microbreweries and breweries to serve their products on-site, a new wave of craft beer has grown. These local breweries are small business owners with a passion for making their own beers and thanks to the relaxation of liquor regulations in New Jersey a decade ago, the state has seen a surge of new microbreweries. open statewide.

New Jersey has a long history of successful breweries, winemakers and distilleries, so this opportunity to look back on a regional tradition that dates back to the 1760s. Before the American Revolution, George Washington had an apple orchard and asked the family Laird of Monmouth County if he could get their Applejack Whiskey recipe. A few years later, the man who would become the first president of the United States, Washington was selling his own “cider” made from his harvest of apples.

Ten years after the legislation opened up new opportunities for microbreweries in New Jersey, there are ten breweries in Cape May County. I set out to visit each one, try their beers, and get a taste of what New Jersey’s southernmost county has to offer:

Learn about the 10 breweries in Cape May County




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