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Cape May Brewing Pint Night for Police Appreciation Month
January 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Cape May, NJ) — Cape May Brewing Company is celebrating Police Appreciation Month with a Pint Night supporting our men and women in blue. On January 18th, in their Tasting Room at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport, from 5-8pm, $1 from each pint and flight sold will be donated to Chapter II of the Police Unity Tour.
“Each and every day, our local policemen and -women serve and protect us, putting their lives on the line to make our neighborhoods safer and our streets free from crime,” says CEO and co-owner Ryan Krill. “It’s a difficult and thankless job, and we didn’t want Police Appreciation Month to pass without offering our thanks.”
Founded in May of 1997, the Police Unity Tour seeks to bring public awareness of police officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. Beginning with 18 officers on a four-day fundraising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ, to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, the organization has since grown into nine chapters consisting of nearly 2,500 members nationwide who make the trip annually, raising $2.6M last year for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Chapter II of the Police Unity Tour is based in Central and Southern New Jersey. Founded in 1999 by 22 members from Southern New Jersey, the chapter has grown to over 200 members. Each year, they depart from a Central or Southern New Jersey town and continue with stops through Delaware and Maryland, merging with the original, North Jersey chapter and riding together to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
“We are extremely grateful and excited to have the support of the Cape May Brewing Company and it’s wonderful staff!” says Brian Murphy of the Middle Township Police Department and a member of Chapter II of the Police Unity Tour. “When I initially approached Cape May Brewing Company, I was only hoping for a possible donation. However, when [Chief Celebrations Officer] Randi [Friel] reached back out to me and presented the idea of a Pint Night, I was floored!
“I was once again reminded of the never ending generosity of Cape May County and about how lucky I am to call this place my home.”
“Being a Good Neighbor is important to us,” says Friel. “It’s one of our Core Values at CMBC. We receive many donation requests throughout the year, and this year, Brian’s inquiry for the Police Unity Tour donation seemed like it would be the perfect opportunity to host a Pint Night for his chapter. At any given time you can find members of local police departments in the Tasting Room, we wanted to show our support for putting their lives on the line for us everyday.”
“Every year I am incredibly humbled with the outpouring of love, support, and generosity from the great citizens and visitors of Cape May County,” Murphy says.
This will be Murphy’s third year riding in the Police Unity Tour. Their motto, “We Ride for Those Who Died,” is their inspiration and guiding force.
“At times, being a police officer can be very difficult and extremely dangerous,” Brian said. “Unfortunately, some of us make the ultimate sacrifice and don’t make it home to our loved ones at the end of our shift. The Police Unity Tour works tirelessly to raise awareness of this sad but true fact and also to highlight the stories of these fallen heroes. They may not be with us any longer, but these men and women will never be forgotten. We are all proud to be part of the Police Unity Tour and we are humbled by the opportunity to “RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED”®!”
On January 18th, from 5-8pm, $1 from each pint and flight will be donated, along with the proceeds from buckets placed throughout the brewery. In addition, members of the Police Unity Tour will be on hand for more information about the organization.
For more information on the Police Unity Tour, see policeunitytour.com, and for information on Chapter II, see policeunitytourchap2.net. For more information on Cape May Brewing Company — including tours and tastings — see capemaybrewery.com or call (609) 849-9933.
About Cape May Brewing Company:
Once upon a time, 20-something Ryan Krill earned a six-figure salary working in finance and real estate development in Manhattan, while his college roommate, Chris Henke, designed commercial satellites. During a summer weekend at the Jersey shore, they brewed a batch of beer with Ryan’s dad. “Should we open a brewery?” Ryan asked, only half-serious. But, by the following year, the three guys had secured a space at Cape May Airport where they concocted a makeshift brew system and honed their beer-making skills. In 2011, they started with one client. Today, there are hundreds of accounts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania proudly serving the guys’ award-winning recipes. And CMBC’s fearless leaders have never looked back.
- January 18, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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