BY BOB HOLT
Flying Fish Brewing Company - which recently moved to a new facility in Somerdale - wants to give something back to its home state.
The first new beer coming out of their new building will be a limited quantity of something they’re calling FU Sandy, which of course, stands for the “Forever Unloved” hurricane. All the proceeds from the beer’s sales will go to relief for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Flying Fish’s website notes that the company plans to produce about 100 kegs of the beer, and funds gained from sales will go to a grassroots NJ-based charity. Flying Fish supporters are encouraged to nominate a charity through the website or social media.
The beer will be available in New Jersey and Philadelphia exclusively on draft in February. Gothamist reports that Flying Fish hopes the FU beer will generate $50,000 to their chosen charity.
Flying Fish founder Gene Muller noted, according to The Huffington Post, “When tragedy struck, we knew immediately that we wanted to do something to help...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 goes to Sandy victims.”
According to beerpulse.com, Flying Fish’s new building is the largest brewery built in New Jersey since prohibition. The company is known for producing an Exit Series, a selection of beers highlighting areas of the state through their New Jersey Turnpike exits.