Flying Fish to Debut ‘F.U. Sandy’ in New Jersey and Philadelphia

SOMERDALE, N.J. – On Saturday, February 16, New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company (900 Kennedy Boulevard, 856-504-3442), will officially debut Forever Unloved (F. U.) Sandy, a hybrid wheat-pale ale, with 100% of proceeds going to New Jersey victims of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.

More than 75 restaurants, bars and retail stores throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia have purchased the fundraising brew and this weekend, many will be serving and tapping F.U. Sandy in celebration of the never-give-up spirit of the Jersey Shore, much of which was decimated by the historic storm last October.

“This Saturday, we are encouraging all beer lovers to head out and drink a few pints for the Jersey Shore,” Flying Fish Founder Gene 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 will generate approximately $45,000, which will be awarded to select grassroots NJ-based charitable organizations dedicated to Superstorm Sandy relief.

F. U. Sandy will be available at all of the following bars, restaurants and distributors.  Locations designated with a * will be tapping F.U. Sandy this Saturday, February 16.  For the other locations listed, interested beer drinkers should contact them directly:

South Jersey

Amada Restaurant Revel Resort (Atlantic City)
@RevelResorts

Applebee’s (Cherry Hill) (Mays Landing) (Somerdale) (Somers Point)
@applebees

Canal’s Mt Ephram (Mt Ephram – on tap now)
@CanalsmtEph

Crest Tavern (Wildwood Crest)
@cresttavern

Eden Lounge Harrah’s Resort *(Atlantic City)
@harrahsresort

Joe Canals (West Deptford – will be tapped on March 22 at 3 p.m. along with RedFish, HopFish and Exits 4 and 16)
@JoeCanalsRT45

Keg & Kitchen (Wesmont)
@Keg_N_Kitchen

High Street Grill (Mount Holly)
@Highst_Grill

Lucky Bones (Cape May)

Mexican Food Factory (Marlton)
@mexfoodfactory

Mustache Lounge AC Beerfest (Atlantic City – will be tapped at festival in April)
@ACbeerfest

Passion Vines (Somers Point)
@passionVines

PJ Whelihans (Cherry Hill) (Maple Shade) (Medford Lakes) (Wesmont) (Washington Twp)
@pjspub.com

Roger Wilco (Pennsauken)
@rogerWilcoPenns

Sweetwater Grill* (Cinnaminson)
@sweetwaternj

The Irish Mile* (Haddon Twp)
@Theirishmile.com

The Pourhouse (Haddon Twp)
@ThePourHouse

Toga Bar Caesars Casino *(Atlantic City)
@caesarsac

Victory Lane* (West Berlin)
@victorybargrill

Winberie’s (Princeton)
@Winberiesprince

Central New Jersey

Black Whale Bar* (Beach Haven)
Facebook page

CJ McLoone’s* (Tinton Falls)
@McLoones

Clydz Restaurant* (New Brunswick)
@clydznb

Court Jester – Aberdeen*
@TheJesterNJ

Court Jester – Freehold*
@TheJesterNJ

Darby Road* (Scotch Plains)
Facebook page

George Street Ale House* (New Brunswick)
@gsalehouse

Haley’s Harp & Pub* (Metuchen)
Facebook page

Jakes Restaurant* (Flemington)
@jakes202

Kona Grill* (Woodbridge)
@konagrill

Maloney’s * (Matawan)
@MaloneysPubNJ

McLoone’s Asbury Park* (Asbury Park)
@McLoones

McLoone’s Pier House* (Long Branch)
@McLoones

Molly Maguire’s – * (Rumson)
@MollyMaguiresNJ

Natirar Ninety Acres (Peapack – will tap on May 15)

Office Restaurant & Lounge* (Toms River)
@OfficeLounge_TR

Sol Mexican Cantina* (West Branchburg)
Facebook page

Spirits Unlimited Crossroads Plaza* (Toms River)
@spiritsnj

Steakhouse 85* (New Brunswick)
@steakhouse85

Stuff Yer Face* (New Brunswick)
@StuffYerFaceNJ

Tapastre* (Somerville)
@Tapastre

The Office (Cranford – will tap on February 28)
@OFFICEBeerBarGr

Wardell Pub / Freebridge Wine & Spirits* (Phillipsburg)
@FreebridgeWS

Northern New Jersey

381 Main* (Little Falls)
@381main

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza * (Ramsey)
@AnthonysCFPizza

Barcade * (Jersey City)
@barcadejersey

Bask Beer Bar & Grill* (Woodland Park)
@baskbar

Big Brew Fest at The Morristown Armory*
@BigBrewBeerFest

Biggies Clam Bar * (Carlstadt)
@biggiesclambar

Biggies Clam Bar * (Hoboken)
@biggiesclambar

Bistro 55* (Rochelle Park)
@Bistro551

Cloverleaf Tavern* (Caldwell)
@cloverleafinfo

Cork City Pub* (Hoboken)
@corkcitynj

Grasshopper off the Green* (Morristown)
Facebook page

Kirker’s Inn* (Hawthorne)
@KirkersInn

McLoones Boathouse* (West Orange)
@McLoones

Morris Tap & Grill* (Randolph)
@morristapngrill

Rattlesnake Ranch Cafe* (Denville)
Facebook page

Salt Gastropub* (Stanhope)
@SaltGastropub

Shannon Rose* (Clifton)(Ramsey)
@TheShannonRoseC

Taphouse Grille* (Wayne)
@taphousegrille

Texas Arizona* (Hoboken)
@TXAZHoboken

The Shepherd & the Knucklehead (Haledon – will tap on March 21)
@theshep_

Philadelphia

Field House (will tap on February 23 event featuring Jersey Shore band “Bay Shore Drive”
@FieldHousePHL

Good Dog (will tap on February 17 and will also have Exit 16 on draft)
@gooddogbar

Hawthorne’s* (will tap at 9 a.m.)
@HawthorneCafe

Nodding Head*
@NoddingHeadBrew

Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant*
@Philabarrest

Varga Bar* (also hosting Flying Fish Tap Takeover on February 17)
@vargabar

F. U. Sandy was 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 mouthfeel and contribute to a truly one-of-a-kind ale – much like their beloved Jersey shore.  Muller and many Flying Fish employees are proud NJ 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 shore.

In 2012, Flying Fish moved into a new facility in Somerdale, making it the largest brewery built in the state since prohibition.  The move will ultimately allow Flying Fish to quadruple production.  The facility boasts many sustainability features, enabling them to brew beer in the most environmentally friendly way possible.  Flying Fish produces a range of beers year-round as well as some seasonal specialties.  They also produce the Exit Series, a special selection of beers highlighting the state through the various exits of the New Jersey Turnpike.

Brewery: Flying Fish Brewing Co Website: http://www.flyingfish.com
Address: 1940 Olney Ave
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
United States