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)

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

Canal’s Mt Ephram (Mt Ephram — on tap now)

Crest Tavern (Wildwood Crest)

Eden Lounge Harrah’s Resort *(Atlantic City)

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

Keg & Kitchen (Wesmont)

High Street Grill (Mount Holly)

Lucky Bones (Cape May)

Mexican Food Factory (Marlton)

Mustache Lounge AC Beerfest (Atlantic City — will be tapped at festival in April)

Passion Vines (Somers Point)

PJ Whelihans (Cherry Hill) (Maple Shade) (Medford Lakes) (Wesmont) (Washington Twp)

Roger Wilco (Pennsauken)

Sweetwater Grill* (Cinnaminson)

The Irish Mile* (Haddon Twp)

The Pourhouse (Haddon Twp)

Toga Bar Caesars Casino *(Atlantic City)

Victory Lane* (West Berlin)

Winberie’s (Princeton)

Central New Jersey

Black Whale Bar* (Beach Haven)
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CJ McLoone’s* (Tinton Falls)

Clydz Restaurant* (New Brunswick)

Court Jester – Aberdeen*

Court Jester – Freehold*

Darby Road* (Scotch Plains)
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George Street Ale House* (New Brunswick)

Haley’s Harp & Pub* (Metuchen)
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Jakes Restaurant* (Flemington)

Kona Grill* (Woodbridge)

Maloney’s * (Matawan)

McLoone’s Asbury Park* (Asbury Park)

McLoone’s Pier House* (Long Branch)

Molly Maguire’s – * (Rumson)

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

Office Restaurant & Lounge* (Toms River)

Sol Mexican Cantina* (West Branchburg)
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Spirits Unlimited Crossroads Plaza* (Toms River)

Steakhouse 85* (New Brunswick)

Stuff Yer Face* (New Brunswick)

Tapastre* (Somerville)

The Office (Cranford – will tap on February 28)

Wardell Pub / Freebridge Wine & Spirits* (Phillipsburg)

Northern New Jersey

381 Main* (Little Falls)

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza * (Ramsey)

Barcade * (Jersey City)

Bask Beer Bar & Grill* (Woodland Park)

Big Brew Fest at The Morristown Armory*

Biggies Clam Bar * (Carlstadt)

Biggies Clam Bar * (Hoboken)

Bistro 55* (Rochelle Park)

Cloverleaf Tavern* (Caldwell)

Cork City Pub* (Hoboken)

Grasshopper off the Green* (Morristown)
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Kirker’s Inn* (Hawthorne)

McLoones Boathouse* (West Orange)

Morris Tap & Grill* (Randolph)

Rattlesnake Ranch Cafe* (Denville)
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Salt Gastropub* (Stanhope)

Shannon Rose* (Clifton)(Ramsey)

Taphouse Grille* (Wayne)

Texas Arizona* (Hoboken)

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


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

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

Hawthorne’s* (will tap at 9 a.m.)

Nodding Head*

Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant*

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

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.