Flying Fish Brewery to Debut F.U. Sandy Beer to Benefit the Superstorm’s Victims
New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company of Somerdale, Camden County, has plans to soon debut Forever Unloved (F.U.) Sandy, a hybrid wheat-pale ale, and donate 100 percent of proceeds to New Jersey victims of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.
Flying Fish founder Gene Muller and many Flying Fish employees are proud New Jersey residents, and they hope that by brewing and selling this special beer they can help to support the renaissance of the iconic but heavily storm-damaged Jersey shore.
“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,” says Muller. “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.”
The F.U. Sandy brew will produce approximately 100 kegs of beer, sales of which will generate $50,000 directly toward a charity. The recipient of the F. U. Sandy funds will be a grassroots NJ-based charitable organization dedicated to Superstorm Sandy relief and chosen by Flying Fish fans via social media. To nominate a charity, visit the brewery on twitter @jerseyfreshale or Facebook facebook.com/jerseyfreshale.
The beer will be available beginning in February, exclusively on draught, throughout the New Jersey and Philadelphia region. F. U. Sandy is brewed with a 50/50 blend of Two Row Pale Malt and American White Wheat. It is hopped with experimental hop called ADHA 483 that was donated by the American Dwarf Hop Association, which has never been used in a beer before this one.
Muller and Flying Fish head brewer Casey Hughes expect a beautiful, tropical nose of mangoes and guavas that will accentuate the beer’s soft mouth feel and contribute to a truly one-of-a-kind ale — much like their beloved Jersey shore.
For more, visit flyingfish.com or call (856) 504-3442.