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.