Flying Fish Brewery, New Jersey’s largest brewery, began crafting a selection of beers named after each exit on the New Jersey Turnpike in 2012. But when the brewery moved from Cherry Hill to Magnolia, New Jersey, the series was put on hiatus.
This Friday, the series is back in a big way. Flying Fish is rolling out the newest installment in their exit series: Exit 3: Blueberry Braggot.
The “braggot” is an ancient brewing method that results in something of a cross between mead and beer, and this one is 15% alcohol by volume and is made with New Jersey blueberries and honey.
To welcome the new addition to the series, Flying Fish is hosting a special event this Friday in its tasting room.
Somerdale mayor Gary Passanante will be on hand to tap a special firkin of Blueberry Braggot, which includes orange and lemon peel and whole blueberries at 4pm. The boozy beer will be available as part of mini-flights, with both versions of Exit 3. Flying Fish will also be selling 750ml bottles at the brewery.
Exit 3 Release [Flying Fish]
Iron Hill Brewery walked away from this weekend’s World Beer Cup with five medals (including three golds) plus was named the Brewers Association Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for Small Brewpub.
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Tonight, Tuesday February 4th, Flying Fish is taking over the taps at Queen Village’s Catahoula.
Four Flying Fish beers will be pouring including the recently re-released Exit 1 – Bayshore Oyster Stout. Each of the beers can be purchased independently or with a suggested pairing.
Check them all out. The special pairings run from 7 to 9 p.m.
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Flying Fish Brewing Company is getting comfortable in its new Somerdale, New Jersey brewery. And with that comfort and expanded capacity, they’re bringing back some old favorites as seasonal releases.
Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout is rolling out today as a late winter seasonal. The export style stout will be available as 12-ounce bottles, sixtels and half-kegs.
Can’t wait for your favorite bar or bottle shop to get the beer. Head to the Flying Fish Tasting Room this evening where they will be have the beer on draft. There will also be a special version of the beer that has been infused with cocoa available on the bar.
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Several local brewers are starting to see dark clouds on the horizon regarding the Federal government’s shutdown. Breweries are required to get a federal brewery license before they begin brewing for resale and all beer labels go through an approval process. And of course, none of that is progressing right now.
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Flying Fish’s original brewery in Cherry Hill is finding new life as … a brewery. Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing has signed a lease for the 13,500 square foot space that Flying Fish vacated a year ago and will gain access on September 1st.
The brewery plans five ales for distribution plus additional beers that will be exclusive to the planned tasting room.
For more on Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing’s plans, check out Brew Stained Letter’s article.
Brewery tenant in Flying Fish’s old site [Beer Stained Letter]
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing [Facebook]
The highly anticipated tasting room at Flying Fish Brewing Company’s new Somerdale, New Jersey brewery just opened last week and hasn’t established a regular hours yet. But the tasting room is open today, July 9th from 2 to 6 p.m. The folks over at Flying Fish will have XPA, ESB, Hopfish, Farmhouse, Redfish, Abbey Dubbel, Exit 4 and Exit 16 on tap.
- You can buy a growler for $5 and fill it for $11, $14 for Exit Series (Note, Flying Fish will only fill its own growlers).
- Beer by the glass is $4.50 each, (Exit Series beers are more). Can’t choose one, a Fish Flight is $6 (you choose 4 different styles to sample).
- The tasting room still has the 750 ml FU Sandy bottles for sale.
Also still in the works, brewery tours.
Flying Fish Brewery [Official Site]
When we say “Jersey’s Finest,” it’s often said with judgmental sarcasm. Most likely, it was about that douchebag you saw last night with his hair spiked and an angel winged skull stitched onto the back of his button-down. Not this time, though. This time, “Jersey’s Finest” will be associated with a fine beer, collaborated between two fine breweries, for a fine evening, tonight at 6 p.m at the Iron Hill Maple Shade location.
Jersey’s Finest is an “assertively hopped” American collaboration IPA between Chris LaPierre of Iron Hill Brewery and Casey Hughes of Flying Fish Brewing Company. The beer is hopped with three different varieties of experimental hops that provide the delightful bitterness we’ve all come to love in American IPAs.
Other rare and special beers will be offered during the debut, including…
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In early February, Flying Fish Brewing is debuting Forever Unloved (F.U.) Sandy, a hybrid wheat-pale ale with 100% of the proceeds going to New Jersey victims of hurricane Sandy.
Flying Fish founder Gene Muller says that “at Flying Fish, we proudly hail from the great state of New Jersey, so when tragedy struck, we knew immediately that we wanted to do something to help. Every single aspect of this beer, from the man-hours spent brewing it to the hops used to season it to the kegs that will contain it, has been donated so every cent brought in goes to Superstorm Sandy victims.”
Approximately 100 kegs of F.U. Sandy have been brewed, the sales of which will generate $50,000 towards Sandy relief efforts. Those charities will be nominated via Twitter and Facebook.
Look for the draft only beer throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia in early February.
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Stop by the Kennett to congratulate Ashley Bohan and Johnny Della Polla on the Queen Village bar’s second birthday. Tonight, Flying Fish’s Casey Hughes will be bringing by Grand Cru, Red Fish, Exit 4, Exit 16, and the rare Exit 8. The fun starts at 7 p.m. and all the beers will be just $4.
Tomorrow night, Hendricks Gin will be sponsoring a night of cocktails. Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal will be behind the bar serving up new and classic gin cocktails.
Kennett [Official Site]