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2nd Annual “SZCZ the Day” Fundraiser

The Matt Szczur Family, along with the The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation (ATBMF) are holding their 2ndAnnual “SZCZ the Day” fundraiser.  This year’s event will be held on Friday January 27, 2017 at the Cape May County Convention Hall.  


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Cape May Brewing Company

409 Breakwater Road | Cape May, NJ 08204


For Immediate Release

Cape May Brewing Company Releases Demisemiseptcentennial Ale: a 175 th

Anniversary Commemorative Beer for Villanova University

Cape May, NJ– Cape May Brewing Company is pleased to announce their latest creation,

Demisemiseptcentennial Ale. Brewed as the official craft beer of Villanova University’s 175th

anniversary, this exclusive brew is set for release in six-packs and on draft starting Wednesday,

January 25th from their Tasting Room at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport.

Cape May Brewing Company co-owners and Villanova alumni Ryan Krill and Chris Henke met as

freshman in the fall of 2001. Quickly becoming friends, the two stayed close throughout their

University experience and remained buddies in the years after.

“As we approached the University’s 175th anniversary, we wanted to plan a year-long

celebration that was fun and engaging for all Villanovans,” says Villanova’s Director of

Presidential Initiatives and Events, Christine Quisenberry. “Lots of activities are scheduled on

campus, and we wanted to be sure to find ways to include our alumni throughout the region

and around the world in this celebration, too. That’s where Ryan and Chris come in.”

The values and principles instilled by Villanova to the brewery’s co-founders have become

guiding forces throughout the development and growth of Cape May Brewing Company. The

brewery’s commitment to community, their dedication to sustainability, and their devotion to

quality all have their roots in Villanova’s most fundamental principles of Veritas Unitas Caritas:

truth, unity, and charity.

“They have stayed connected to Villanova as alumni,” Quisenberry continues, “and the way they

have built their business and invested in their community reflects on their time at the


“It’s a pretty big thrill to be asked to do this for our alma mater,” Krill says. “Villanova gave us a

great education and lifelong friendships. Being asked to be part of this moment in the school’s

history is both exciting and humbling. It’s great to have a chance to give something back to the

school that gave us both so much.”

“It’s a big deal,” Henke says. “It’s a great connection to have. A lot of the Villanova guys are big

fans of CMBC, so it’s been really great that they’ve asked us to be a part of the 175th


A classic Pale Ale, Demisemiseptcentennial Ale — “Demisemi” for short — is brewed with a

sampling of German Pilsner malt, CMBC’s house ale yeast strain, and a hefty dose of Centennial

hops. The result is an easy-drinking and imminently quaffable brew, perfect for cheering the

Wildcats to victory this basketball season.

“Ryan and Chris took the idea of an anniversary beer and created something special,”

Quisenberry says of Demisemiseptcentennial Ale. “We’re thrilled that it will be available to our

alumni and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey!”

The release at the Tasting Room on January 25th will be attended by Villanova alumnus, Cubs

outfielder, and Cape May native Matt Szczur. That evening, CMBC will be hosting a Pint Night

with $1 from each pint being donated to the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation. Several

years ago, Szczur donated marrow through the Foundation, saving the life of a young girl in the

Ukraine named Anastasia. Since then, Szczur and his wife Natalie have donated much of their

time in the offseason to this worthy cause.

In addition to the release in CMBC’s Tasting Room, Demisemiseptcentennial Ale will also be

available on Friday, January 27th at the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation’s Second Annual

Szcz the Day Dinner. Held at the Cape May Convention Center, the fundraiser is hosted by

Szczur, with CMBC signing on as the official beer sponsor.

Demisemiseptcentennial Ale will be distributed to better bars and restaurants throughout the

region. For more information on Cape May Brewing Company, see www.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 Jersey and Pennsylvania proudly serving the guys’

award-winning recipes. And CMBC’s fearless leaders have never looked back.


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