Iron Hill and Flying Fish’s Collaboration Beer Debuts Tonight

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…

Wild, Bourbon-Aged Cherry Iron Fish
a version of their last collaboration that has been aged in a bourbon barrel with sour cherries and spiked with brettanomyces

Exit 16
a wild rice double IPA that is part of Flying Fish’s Exit Series of beers celebrating the exits of the New Jersey Turnpike

a dry-hopped, cask conditioned blend of Flying Fish Hopfish and Iron Hill Abbey Dubbel

State Senator Norcross will make an appearance, as he was an integral part in passing the recent New Jersey Craft Brewers Bill, which broadly expands microbreweries’ and brewpubs’ ability to produce and sell their beers throughout the state. Iron Hill owners Kevin FinnMark Edelson and Kevin Davies, and both brewers will be around to chat about the beer.

For more information about Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, or to make a reservation at any of the locations, please visit  You can also follow them on Twitter (@ironhillbrewery and @IronhillNJ), like them on Facebook and follow brewer LaPierre on his blog.