An Even Better Espresso Porter from Flying Fish
Even Better Espresso Porter Out Late January
Initially released as our 10th anniversary beer, this porter has become popular as our late winter seasonal. Note the aromas of toffee, licorice and coffee roastiness. Then take a sip–there’s a malty richness on the palate followed by chocolate, coffee, spices and perhaps even some licorice character from the Mount Rainier hops. The beer finishes with a subtle black cherry/berry character from rare Ethiopian Sidamo beans.
What’s different this year is that we’re working Crescent Moon Coffee, a small batch artisan roaster of certified organic coffees in Mullica Hill, NJ. After many hours of tasting and talking (well, the caffeine might have added to the talking) we developed a specially roasted blend of five estate coffees that bring out the depth of the beer, yet still present a distinct coffee character. The blend, which includes unique Sumatran and Ethiopian beans, boasts berries, spice and chocolate along with a roastiness that compliment the dark brewers malts.
For a limited time, they are selling this aptly named “Hedonistic Blend” at their retail store and on-line for more information.
The beer will be available in 4-packs as well as in very limited amounts of 1/6 and 1/2 kegs.
Come Check Out the New Brewery Equipment
The brewery’s kind of in disarray right now–we’re installing a new brew kettle that will be significantly more energy efficient, improve the quality of our beers, and speed up the brewing time. Everything should be together in the next couple of weeks, so stop on by some Saturday to see the changes.
Go Greener in 2009
Looking to be more environmentally conscious in 2009? Looking to lower utility costs? Recycle more? Looking to meet other like minded folks? Well, check out Sustainable Cherry Hill
It’s a loose-knit collection of people from all over South Jersey looking to make a difference.(Gosh, they even have a section where you could make a donation through PayPal–no paper checks, envelopes, or stamps. How green is that?)
You can also check out the monthly Green Drinks gathering 6-8 pm the first Wednesday of every month at PJ Whelihan’s in Cherry Hill. At this month’s get together, people talked about everything from renewable energy, beer brewing, bicycle advocacy, green cleaning, public policy, higher education, local government and more. To find out more about the Green Drinks concept go to GreenDrinks.org
9th Annual Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival, Vail, Colorado
Imagine a World Class Winter Wonderland of fun activities in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado…and then top off your trip with a World Class International Beer Festival, complete with Brewmasters’ Dinners and Seminars by some of the world’s most innovative Brewers…including Flying Fish Head Brewer, Casey Hughes.
Checkout the website for additional information and details.
When: Daily through January 10th, 2009
Hours: Varies Each Day
Location: Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa
Admission: Varies Ticket Packages
Sampling @ Worldwide Beverage, Philadelphia, PA
Come join us to sample all Flying Fish styles. Get a free Flying Fish Pint Glass when you purchase any case of Flying Fish beer.
When: January 9th, 2009
Hours: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: 508 Green Lane
Phone Number: 215-482-7373
Pint Night @ Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Come join us at Society Hill Hotel. Get a free pint glass with your first draft of Flying Fish.
When: January 22nd, 2009
Hours: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: 310 Chestnut Street
Phone Number: 215-925-9570
WinterFest Fundraiser@ Hawk Pointe Golf Club, South Washington, NJ
Seven regional breweries, and possibly more, along with a German buffet, hot wings, and live music will break up the winter when the Visiting Homemaker Service of Warren County hosts its First Annual Winterfest fundraiser event at Hawk Pointe Golf Club on Saturday, Jan. 24.
Brewers scheduled to offer tastings for a variety of their lagers and ales are Flying Fish, Otter Creek, Shipyard, Victory, Stoudts, Ramstein, Winter Bourbon Cask Ale, Bud American Ale, and Weinstephan.
In addition to the lagers and ales, attendees can enjoy a German Buffet, hot wings, and live music by the Waffle Band, all for one price – $55 per person in advance, $65 at the door. The festivities start at noon and continue until 4 p.m. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age and show photo ID at the door.
When: January 24th, 2009
Hours: Noon – 4:00 PM
Location: Hawk Pointe Golf Club
294 Route 31 South
Admission: $55.00 In Advance / $65 At The Door
Phone Number: 908-689-4140
Green Drinks South Jersey
An informal gathering of green-minded folks enjoying conversation and good drink. There’s always Flying Fish on draft and a selection of other libations as well. No charge, just pay for what you drink.
When: February 4th, 2009
Hours: 6-8 pm
Location: PJ Whelihan’s, Rt. 70, Cherry HIll
First Friday @ Painted Bride, Phila.
Check out Old City’s monthly arts crawl. In addition to gallery exhibits, the Painted Bride also features a masterpiece of the brewer’s art — Flying Fish.
When: February 6th, 2009
Hours: 5 -7 PM
Location: 230 Vine Street
Phone Number: 215-925-9914
Friday the Firkenteenth @ Grey Lodge Pub, N.E. Philadelphia
The first of 3 Firkenteenths this year. At least 20 firkins from area breweries will be poured, including a special firkin of Flying Fish.
When: February 13th, 2009
Hours: Tapping Begins At Noon
Location: 6235 Frankford Avenue
Phone Number: 215-624-2969
There’s lots of Happy Hours and other goings-on featuring Flying Fish. For specifics go to http://flyingfish.com/events/