Time for a pint: Eighty-six and a half kegs of a special brew created by Somerdale-based Flying Fish Brewing Co. are flowing form local taps.
The proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Called FU Sandy (the "FU" stands for Forever Unloved, of course), the hybrid white ale was made in part as a fundraiser for New Jersey storm relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy devastation. Flying Fish is hoping to raise $50,000 from the beer and merchandise sales.
Flying Fish first announced FU Sandy on Dec. 20, and now the list of where the beer is on tap is finalized, with places such as SweetWater in Cinnaminson making the list in South Jersey. Flying Fish, which was founded in Cherry Hill, is Jersey through and through, creating several beers based around the New Jersey Turnpike exits, each with a nod toward the history of the area.
If you are hoping for a six pack, FU Sandy is only available on draft at a long list of places, many of which will be hosting "tapping parties" beginning Feb. 16. (Those marked with an asterisk on the list below.)
The brewer described the ale contents this way: "brewed with a 50/50 blend of Two Row Pale Malt and American White Wheat. It is hopped with experimental hop ADHA 483, donated by the American Dwarf Hop Association, which has never been used in a beer before this one. Muller and 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."
Where to grab a pint of FU Sandy this weekend? Here are the locations as of now. The list will be updated on Flying Fish's website, here.
Mays Landing (tapping party2/20) http://www.facebook.com/events/538772626154691/
Somerdale (tapping party 2/21) http://www.facebook.com/events/583613691667834/
Somers Point (tapping party 2/22) http://www.facebook.com/events/142418612588417/
Cherry Hill (tapping party 2/26) http://www.facebook.com/events/330055713782280/
Lucky Bones (Cape May)
560 Shrewsbury Ave Tinton Falls, NJ 07701, (732) 758-0800
Natirar Ninety Acres--tapping May 15
2 Main St, Peapack and Gladstone NJ 07931, (908) 901-9500
Wardell Pub / Freebridge Wine & Spirits*
9 Union Sq, Phillipsburg NJ 08865, (908) 387-1380
237 Diamond Bridge Ave Hawthorne, NJ 07506, (973) 427-7700
Gaslight Brewery* 5 S Orange Ave South Orange, NJ 07079, (973) 762-7077 http://www.gaslightbrewery.net/ @GasLightBrewery