Flying Fish – Exit 6 Wallonian Rye
The fifth stop on our trip to explore New Jersey takes us to an area that puts the green in the Garden State. This part of Burlington County was settled in 1624 by Dutch Walloons (now Belgians) whose ﬁrst order of business was to build a fort and then a tavern.
The area has always had a rich agricultural heritage and we’re using locally grown rye as an appreciation of our farmers past and present.
Exit 6 is a deceptively simple recipe pale malt augmented by 20 percent rye, fermented with a classic Belgian yeast. But then it gets interesting with the hops: English East Kent Goldings, Slovenian Styrian Goldings and Japanese Sorachi Ace. The result is a rich saffron color with a spicy character from the rye and lemony citrus notes from the unique Sorachi Ace hops. Since this beer is being released during Philly Beer Week, we’ve made it a collaboration beer with Ric Hoffman from Stewart’s in Bear, DE and Gordon Grubb from Nodding Head in Philadelphia.
The beer just started shipping so look for it hitting your local store in the next week or two.