Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, New Jersey is celebrating their 7th Anniversary this summer, and we might be getting insight into their plans for this year's celebration.
On Tuesday, Cape May received approval for a label for Anniversary Ale 7.0 - the latest in their Double IPA series. Listed as a 7.7% ABV DIPA and delivered in 16oz cans, the label includes the following profile information:
A blend of seven of our absolute favorite hops come together at a rate of seven pounds-per-barrel to create a beautiful hop nirvana, blasting you in the face with a tidal wave of tropical and citrusy aromas. Layered through-out this celebratory feast of sexy hops, our Anniversary Ale 7.0 is dripping with notes of passionfruit, guava, and mangoes.
In 2016, CMBC debuted Anniversary Ale 5.0 - a DIPA bridging elements of Cape May IPA and Coastal Evacuation - at the end of June. Last year, Anniversary Ale 6.0 debuted in the same time-frame with generous hot-side additions of Nelson Sauvin and Zythos as well as a double dry-hopping of Nelson Sauvin, Citra and Eukanot to the tune of four pounds per barrel. Last year also saw a couple of variants: Anniversary Ale 6.0 w/ Citra and Orange Peel and Anniversary Ale 6.0 Infused with Guava and Passionfruit. It is expected that Anniversary Ale 7.0 will debut in late June in line with past Anniversary releases, but requests for confirmation have yet to be answered.
Cape May Brewing Company followed this up with approval on Wednesday for a 16oz can label for Catch The Drift - a Limited Release 6.2% ABV Unfiltered New England IPA.
The label art for Catch The Drift details the beer as:
Juicy, soft, low bitterness, aromas of pineapple, and passionfruit brewed with golden promise and wheat featuring Citra and Vic Secret hops.
As part of last year's Anniversary celebration, the CMBC team released 6 one-off beers - three from each of the three founders, and three from the production team. It is currently unknown whether Catch The Drift will be part of this year's Anniversary celebration along the same lines, or if it is a completely separate release.