Yes, it’s true, there is such a thing as a “Flying Fish” and it makes good brew!
Flying Fish Brewery is proud to call New Jersey “home”, even boasting a new “Exit Series” of beers – naming each beer in the series after an exit number off of the New Jersey Turnpike. Each beer in this series by Flying Fish is a different style – and you don’t know what style it’s going to be until it’s released – Brilliant!
The “Exit 9” is a bottle conditioned “Hoppy Scarlet Ale”. Bottle conditioned means that the yeast fermented inside the bottle. This bottle fermentation leaves a settling of yeast and stuff at the bottom of the bottle, so you should leave the last bit of beer in the bottle – unless, of course, you like a glass full of yeast.
I have a friend who has made it his mission in life to have each one of these beers, and to keep the bottles as proof. He was kind enough to share his “Exit 9” beer with us, his friends, a couple of weekends ago. This ale was malty with a slight bitterness and a hoppy finish. All in all, I’d totally drink another one! If the rest of the series is as good as the “Exit 9”, I’m sure New Jersey is proud to be the home of Flying Fish Brewery!
April 9th, 2011 at 12:04 am
I love your literal takes on this project! Awesome!!!!
April 9th, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Thanks Amy! I’m having fun with it! 🙂
April 9th, 2011 at 9:35 pm
I just tried the Exit 9 and while it was not a bad beer I found if to be incomplete. It just didn’t much flavor on the back end. I will definitely have to try it again to see if my senses were just off. I usually love everything from Flying Fish, they are my hometown brewery so I like to support my home team.
BTW … love the cap pics. You should sell them (or at least post some as desktop wallpaper for download … I would totally dig a randommanda brew cap wallpaper for my laptop!)
April 9th, 2011 at 9:44 pm
I really appreciate the compliments on my cap pics! I can’t see selling (for various legal reasons), but would totally send you a bigger image if you wanted. 😉
April 9th, 2011 at 9:51 pm
Damn lawyers they ruin all the fun!
The pics are great and the blog is cool and unique. Keep doing what your doing.
April 9th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
Thanks Wookie- I totally enjoy your blog too! Cheers!!