CHEERY HILL, NJ – New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company, is proud to debut their new Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale, the latest entry in their “Exit Series” of big-bottle beers honoring their home state of New Jersey.
“Exit 9 is better known as ‘the Rutgers University exit,’ so we crafted this Hoppy Scarlet Ale as a nod to their school color, scarlet,” says founder/president Gene Muller, a Rutgers Alumnus.
On March 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., Flying Fish will introduce Exit 9 to the public with a special launch party at George Street Ale House (378 George St., New Brunswick, 732-543-2408). There will also be a series of other release events throughout the region, all listed on the Flying Fish Events Calendar.
Created by Head Brewer Casey Hughes, Exit 9 Hoppy Scarlet Ale is a richly flavored red beer crafted with a variety of domestic and imported malts and a classic American yeast strain. It is assertively hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook and Citra hops for a bouquet with complex notes of citrus and tropical fruits and an appropriate bitterness in the finish. Hughes recommends it with spicy foods, such as gumbo or curry, as well as alongside rich blue or sharp cheddar cheeses, or just by itself.