Kegs, Corks & Spirits: Featuring Bucket Brigade Brewery


Looking for a day away from sunshine and sandy beaches? Or perhaps a night out with friends or a significant other? Maybe you’re looking for something to do on a gray day at the shore? We’ve got the perfect answer: experience Cape May County’s local hops, grapes, and spirits! The Jersey Cape’s local breweries, wineries, and distilleries each have their own unique flare, making for a one-of-a-kind experience at each. Tour the facilities and talk to the experts to learn how beer, wine, and spirits are made. Send your palate on a journey with tastings, and bring your favorite flavor home in a growler or bottle!

Ignite the party and extinguish your thirst at Bucket Brigade Brewery! The spark was started by twin brothers Karl and Kurt Hughes, career firefighters from Cape May County who started as volunteers in Erma.

Bucket Brigade’s tasting room, located in downtown Cape May Court House in the old H B Christman & Son Auto Parts building, is spacious yet cozy, with firehouse accents such as helmets and buckets. Two garage doors roll up to expose views of Main Street, welcoming the summer breeze as you cool off with a cold beer in hand. The renovated building has an inviting atmosphere and holds many pieces of history to recognize some of the past businesses in Cape May County. The bar top is made of reclaimed wood from the MV Twin Capes, a retired ferry from the Cape May-Lewes terminal, the bar rail is from the old Buck Tavern, and other wood accents are from the original H B Christman & Son in Wildwood.

Bucket Brigade offers tours, tastings, apparel, and accessories. Before enticing your palate with Bucket Brigade’s unique flavors, be sure to take the tour and learn all about the brewing process. Then, let the friendly staff members help you figure out what brew is perfect for you. There are always at least eight beers on tap including one seasonal brew, all of which are constantly rotating to make room for new recipes. With a variety of ales, pilsners, and lagers, all beers are brewed with one thing in mind: extinguishing your thirst. Grab a pint of your preferred beer, or get a flight of four tastings to discover your flavor. Once you find it, purchase a growler to bring your favorite beer home!

Stop in to join The Brigade and experience Bucket Brigade’s firematic, handcrafted, quality brews in a fun, exciting atmosphere!