On Saturday, Feb. 16, New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company of Somerdale, Camden County (flyingfish.com), will officially debut Forever Unloved (F. U.) Sandy, a hybrid wheat-pale ale, with 100 percent of proceeds going to New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy.
More than 75 restaurants, bars and retail stores throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia have purchased the brew, and this weekend many will be serving it “in celebration of the never-give-up spirit of the Jersey shore, much of which was decimated by the historic storm last October,” according to Flying Fish founder/owner Gene Muller on the company Web site.
“This Saturday we are encouraging all beer lovers to head out and drink a few pints for the Jersey Shore,” 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 will go to Superstorm Sandy victims.”
The F.U. Sandy brew produced 86 kegs of beer, all of which have been sold to local outlets. Sales of F.U. Sandy are looking to generate approximately $45,000, which will be awarded to select grassroots New Jersey-based charitable organizations dedicated to Superstorm Sandy relief.
Local establishments where F. U. Sandy will be available this weekend include the following: Amada Restaurant at Revel, Eden Lounge at Harrah’s, the Toga Bar at Caesars, Passion Vines Wine & Spirit Company and Applebee’s Restaurant in Somers Point. It will also be available at the eighth annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival on April 5-6 (see celebrationofthesuds.com)