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Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Second Annual Brews by the Bay; Popular Festival Showcases New Jersey and Delaware Craft Breweries
By JSalmon on 08/19/2015:  

 Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Second Annual Brews by the Bay
Popular Festival Showcases New Jersey and Delaware Craft Breweries

(Cape May, NJ) – One day, two states, more than twenty craft brewing companies! Are you down for some craft brews? Come join us for Brews by the Bay on Saturday, August 29, the second annual bi-state festival celebrating good times and great beer! The event is hosted by both the Garden State Brewers Guild and the Delaware Brewers Guild. The festival kicks off at the Bayside Green by the Cape May Ferry Terminal at 11:30 a.m. and moves across the Bay to the Green next to the Lewes Ferry Terminal at 4:00 p.m. Participants have the choice of staying on one side or cruising aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to check out the festival on both sides of the Delaware Bay! Both feature live music, local food, craft brews, and fun adult yard games.

“The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is your ticket to a two-state festival that highlights the growing craft expertise in both New Jersey and Delaware,” said Rhona Bronson, Director of Ferry Marketing. “Brews by the Bay is a must do for local and visiting beer aficionados alike. A day spent by the water, trying new craft brews, enjoying some live music and visiting with family and friends is the perfect way to wrap up the summer season.”

A ticket to the Cape May side includes fifteen 4-oz samples of New Jersey craft beer, with the option to purchase more, and a souvenir BBTB tasting glass! The cost of this ticket is $48.25 and the festival runs from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. A ticket to the Lewes side includes samples of Delaware craft beer and a souvenir BBTB glass as well! The cost of this ticket is also $48.25 and the festival runs from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

A special package delivers access to both events, with the Ferry as your transportation between them, as well as a souvenir BBTB glass. This ticket costs $74.50. With this deal you’re experiencing the delicious brews, food, ferry and fun that both states have to offer!

A designated driver’s ticket costs $6.25, or $19.93 with a round trip foot passenger ferry ride included. With the exception of the designated driver ticket, all ticket prices will be $5 higher if purchased at the door, and space is limited, so reserve your spot ahead of time! Booking for Brews by the Bay can be made through The events will be held rain or shine. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to relax on the lawn.

Sponsored by both the Delaware Brewers Guild and Garden State Brewers Guild, Brews-By-The-Bay is a celebration of New Jersey and Delaware brewing talents with your local, homegrown breweries! The Garden State and Delaware Craft Brewers Guilds are not-for-profit organizations that exist to unify the independent craft brewing operations in their respective states. Their mission is to protect, promote, represent, and educate its membership and customers regarding the industry.

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 43 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2014, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.

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2014 Brews by the Bay at Cape May Terminal