Flying Fish Constructing a Beer Garden

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Speaking of beer gardens, Flying  Fish Brewing is hard at work constructing a beer garden out their Somerdale, New Jersey brewery. The cinder block was dropped off a couple of days ago and significant progress has already been made.

When the beer garden is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy beers from New Jersey’s largest craft brewery on its patio and get food from visiting food trucks. That will be clutch, because New Jersey law prohibits Flying Fish from selling food at its brewery (how’s that for a wacky alcohol law?).

Flying Fish Brewery [Official]
Flying Fish Brewing [Facebook]

Flying Fish Testing New Brewery, are Samples Next?

After nearly 16 years in its Cherry Hill location, Flying Fish Brewery is up and testing at its brand new, state-of-the-art brewery in nearby Somerdale, New Jersey. The new brewery will significantly increase the capacity of the South Jersey brewery. The German manufactured 50 barrel brewhouse will be twice as big as the original brewery’s and will also incude 150 barrel fermenters, triple the existing number. And just how modern is the brewery? As seen above, brewers can control the brewery via an iPad. The expansion will mean more beer and also more kinds, including a reintroduction of the popular Exit Series beers.

A change in state law might just make the new brewery a tourist destination. The New Jersey General Assembly and Senate recently passed pro-small brewery legislation that will allow brewers new flexibility in how, when and where they sell and promote their beer. Currently samples at breweries are against the law. The legislation is now in front of Governor Chris Christie and awaiting his signature.

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild is urging New Jersey residents to ask the Governor to sign the bill. Details on how to do that can be found on the Guild’s web site.

Flying Fish Brewery moves into new digs, quadruples in size [Flying Kite]
Garden State Craft Brewers Guild [Official Site]