Cape May, New Jersey— Cape Beverage Distributing is proud to announce the addition of Pennsylvania-based vonC Brewing Company and Fresno-based Full Circle Brewing Company to its distribution partners. These partnerships mark the first time vonC and Full Circle beers have reached the New Jersey market.
Both breweries have a long history in their communities and are committed to breathing new life into the industry with new techniques and new owners.
“Fresh on the scene, vonC Brewing Co. brings a long history of brewing great liquids across six generations of family members,” said Justin Vitti, Cape Beverage’s general manager. “Their beers drive Cape Beverage’s position that quality products come first and foremost into our retailers’ stores and into the hands of their customers.”
Since their grand opening in June 2021 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, vonC Brewing Company has been making waves in the Pennsylvania craft beer market. The three brothers who founded the brewery are the great-great-grandchildren of Christian Schmidt, who founded the Schmidt Brewery in Philadelphia in 1860. They brew a range of styles that are both deeply rooted in tradition and haze, ranging from the OG Pils “Philadelphia’s Legendary Lager”, which is the family recipe passed down for six generations to their Walking on Clouds Hazy New England IPA.
“With the help of Cape Beverage, we plan to continue riding these waves in the New Jersey craft beer market in March,” says Jay von Czoernig, owner and partner of vonC Brewing Co.. “The team de vonC couldn’t be more excited to share its history and tradition with the NJ market, and believes it has found the perfect partner in Cape Beverage to make this happen.”
On the west coast, Full Circle also shares a rich history. This is Fresno’s oldest brewery and has been given new life since 2016 thanks to owner and CEO Arthur Moye and a group of local investors. Since then they have rapidly increased the capacity of the brewery and continue to bring their beers to new markets.
“Full Circle Brewing Co is bringing great, fun liquid packs to the NJ market, including a four-pack variety! In addition to great liquid, Full Circle’s creative approach of bringing together artists and craft beer enthusiasts allows their ‘Beertainment’ approach to craft beer to shine brightly in a crowded craft space,” says Viti.
The Full Circle team are invested in their community and operate as both a large-scale production craft brewery and a venue for live entertainment, including hosting star artists such as Alien Ant Farm and Kyle Gass in addition to events such as roller derby, craft nights, and art exhibits.
“We are thrilled to partner with a leading marketer like Cape Beverage Co. to bring our California fruit beer into the hands of New Jersey consumers,” said Full Circle CEO Arthur Moye. “As the fastest growing black-owned brewery in the country, we believe our balanced beers with unique packaging will really stand out in the New Jersey market.”
Cape Beverage will distribute Walking on Clouds Hazy NEIPA from vonC Brewing Company, OG Pils Legendary Philly Lager and Vienna Style Lager, and Captain Save a Hop (w/ Pineapple) West Coast IPA from Full Circle Brewing Company, Juicy New England-inspired IPA, and Illa Vanilla Milkshake IPA.
Additional products from both breweries will also be coming to New Jersey later this year.
Starting Monday, March 28, these six brands will be distributed throughout New Jersey. For more information on vonC, see their website at https://voncbrewing.com. For more information on Full Circle, visit their website at https://www.fullcirclebrewing.com/. For more information on Cape Beverage Distributing events and samples, you can visit their website at www.capebeverage.com, or call (609) 759-2042.
ABOUT CAPE BEVERAGE:
Founded in 2019, Cape Beverage offers brand experience, dedication, knowledge and direction to all 21 counties of New Jersey. Building on Cape May Brewing Company’s nine years of successful self-distribution, Cape Beverage’s team of committed and enthusiastic sales managers are constantly on the ground, providing friendly, quality service to every retailer. Each bar, restaurant and retail store is supported and engaged in a successful Sampling Program led by a dedicated Sales Assistant and managed by a team of knowledgeable, outgoing, locally based Brand Ambassadors throughout New Jersey.
ABOUT FULL CIRCLE:
In 2016, the oldest operating brewery in the Central Valley met its new owners… Arthur Moye was a CPA with a passion for home brewing before taking the giant leap and selling his practice to acquire Full Circle Brewing Co. The Rebirth de FCB was backed by a group of investors, all community members, many of whom came together financially because they believed so strongly in our vision. The change in ownership resulted in a rapid growth and rebirth of the brewery and allowed us to move from a 7.5 BBL brewery producing only draft beer to a 15 BBL brewery producing a majority of packaged beer capable of reach the consumer market throughout California.
Today, Full Circle Brewing Co. remains dedicated to the quality and flavor of our beers and you can taste the passion, commitment and experience in every glass and can. We are not only breathing new life into this former brewery, but we are committed to reviving downtown Fresno and our own historic Chinatown. We love beer, we love shows, we love Fresno and we love this brewery!
ABOUT VON C:
The von C family is part of the family that started the C. Schmidt & Son brewery in 1860. Our grandfather, Carl von Czoernig, was the great-grandson of Christian Schmidt, who came to Philadelphia from Machstadt , Württemberg, in 1851, with the famous strain of lager yeast that made Schmidt’s so popular at the time. Our father was a master brewer, our grandfather was a master brewer and so on, all the way to the founding father of Schmidt’s. Brewing great beer in Philadelphia is in our blood. At one point, two of the three drafts that were poured in Philadelphia were Schmidt beer. To the Philadelphia tavern patron, Schmidt’s and beer were practically synonymous. Even though it was only distributed in 14 states, Schmidt’s was able to sell over 2 million barrels of beer a year to an incredibly loyal customer base. People remember that Schmidt is the biggest and best beer brewed and served in Philadelphia. von C Brewing Co. will not just tap into this history, but will bring it back and make its own history.
Voted PA’s Best New Brewery, vonC is a 16,000 square foot brewery, with a 2,500 square foot tasting room inside and a spacious 3,000 square foot beer garden outside. vonC is located in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in the heart of Montgomery County. vonC’s tradition and history of brewing great beer in our region goes back six generations. The three brothers who founded the brewery are the great-great-grandchildren of Christian Schmidt, who founded Schmidt’s Brewery in Philadelphia in 1860.
Their brewing team includes Schmidt’s last brewmaster Adam Brozzetti and their master brewer Michael Froelich, and they brew and brew an array of styles both steeped in tradition and haze, ranging from OG Pils” Philadelphia’s Legendary Lager” which is the family recipe passed down through six generations to their Walking on Clouds Hazy New England IPA, vonC brews beer the way beer should be!