Nearby craft beverage companies continue to flock to the First State. Not only can Delawareans expect Philadelphia-based Two Robbers hard seltzers to be hitting the local market soon, but a New Jersey-based brewery is also expanding into the state.
Partnering with Standard Distributing Company in New Castle, Cape May Brewing Company’s products will be on shelves and on tap in Delaware beginning March 3.
“We’re excited to bring our beers across the Delaware Bay and into the First State,” said Ryan Krill, CEO and co-founder of Cape May Brewing Company, in a news release. “While small in size, Delaware is a big craft beer state, with discriminating connoisseurs from Wilmington to Bethany Beach. We’re thrilled to provide our fans in Delaware with our brews, and we’re looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Standard.”
This is the third state Cape May Brewing is available in. And with New Jersey and Delaware’s close proximity, the expansion into the state has been long anticipated.
“Craft beer drinkers in Delaware are excited,” said Tim Schuler, Director of Marketing at Standard Distributing, in a news release. “As we’re neighboring states and have two access points: from the north and, of course, from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in the south, Standard’s customers are anxiously awaiting the great beers from Cape May Brewing Company.”
Customers will be able to find Cape May Brewing Company core brands like Cape May IPA, Coastal Evacuation Double IPA, Cape May White and Always Ready Pale Ale on shelves and on tap. The Bog Cranberry Shandy, The Grove Citrus Shandy, Tan Limes Mexican Lager with Sea Salt and Lime and Crushin’ It Orange IPA will follow later in the year.
Standard Distributing are family-owned and operated. The companies has distributed some of the biggest names in beer, both domestic and internationally, according to a news release.
“We wanted to partner with Cape May Brewing Company for a few different reasons,” said Chris Tigani, General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Standard, in a news release. “Not only does Cape May Brewing Company make great beer, but they also make a great variety of brews. They fit well within our portfolio—we’re selective with whom we partner, as is Cape May Brewing Company. We’re entering this relationship with the long-term goal of building a leading craft brand.”