Patrick Feury on Fists Of Feury Two and His Ramen Restaurant
Early this morning, brothers Terence and Patrick Feury, of Fork and Nectar, respectively, showed up at the Yards Brewery to make Fists of Feury: Round Two, the followup to their tasty and awesomely named 2010 collaborative beer, Fists of Feury. If you’re remembering that Round One was made with Victory Brewing Company, you’re right, although Patrick insists that there’s nothing to read into the changeover to Yards.
“In fact, I was just in Scotland with Bill,” says Patrick, referring to Victory co-founder Bill Covaleski. “It’s just good for us to develop a relationship with another brewer. That said, Victory is very automated, whereas Yards is a lot more hands on, which is where the fun is.” For the new beer, Patrick says that they’re going for “a more citrusy style” along with an accent of kaffir lime leaf.
If you want to taste Fists of Feury: Round Two, you’ll have to wait a few weeks for Philly Beer Week, and the brew will only be available at Fork, which will host a Fists of Feury beer dinner on June 6th, and Nectar, which will have its own event after Philly Beer Week closes. And instead of the 12 ounce bottles they used last time around, the brothers will bottle Fists of Feury: Round Two in 750mL biggies.
Meanwhile, Patrick tells me that he’s currently on the hunt for the perfect location downtown for his next project, a ramen restaurant. But he says that he’s going for something different than the Nom Noms of the city. “It’s not going to be a big blown out ramen noodle spot,” he promises. “I’m looking at more the highbrow version of it.”