Cape May Brewing Company is ushering in fall with a new festival-style event Oct. 12.

Come sip, savor and have a great time.

Cape May Brewing Company will welcome autumn on Saturday, October 12, with a brand new family-friendly event called the Pick of the Batch.

“Most people are familiar with an Oktoberfest,” says Events Coordinator Randi Friel, “but with Pick of the Batch, Cape May Brewing Company is breathing new life into a two-hundred-year-old tradition. It’s not just about beer: It’s about all of our exclusive brews you won’t be able to get anywhere else. Ever.”

The festival-style setting will feature beer, music and family activities from 2 to 6 p.m. behind Cape May Brewing Company’s tasting room at 1288 Hornet Road in Rio Grande.

Tickets are $10 each, but kids and designated drivers get in free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

The Cape May Brewing Company Brew Crew will be in full force at the Pick of the Batch. You’ll get a chance to chat beer with your favorite brewers and team members as they sip their favorite creations.

You’ll see some old favorites such as Cape May IPA and nearly a dozen one-offs, small-batch brews, casks, innovative, and specialty brews. You’ll also find an exclusive Pick of the Batch merlot saison brewed exclusively for Pick of the Batch, as well as a Pumpkin Pie Honey Porter, a Dutch Apple Lager, an Autumn Shandy with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and brown sugar, and scads of new favorites you’ll be sure to love.

Guests will receive a commemorative stein to toss back all these brews as well as a passport to check all of them off their list.

“It’s gonna be huge,” Tasting Room General Manager Chris Costello says. “Music, beer, family activities. There’s really no reason not to come. It’ll be a great day in celebration of awesome beer.”