Flying Fish, March 2001
Our featured brewarania this month consists of a fine outfit from Cherry Hill, NJ that goes by the name of Flying Fish Brewing. These guys are at the top of the game and are real focused on putting the best beer in the bottle that they can.
The Extra Special Bitter ($6.99) is a great example of a traditional style with imported Belgian malts providing a surprising slant to this old fave. My personal favorite by a large margin is the Belgian Abbey Dubbel ($6.99). A heady aroma and a rich, full-bodied, full-flavored palate finish with a little warmth that makes this the kind of beer synonymous with satisfaction! All FFB痴 beers are only lightly filtered to leave the true nature of the beer as intact as possible.
They also produce, I believe, the only bottle-conditioned porter east of California as well as a special brew available only on tap called Blackfish. This little number consists of a blend of their porter and XPA fermented together as opposed to just blended before bottling to create a true Black & Tan. If you can find the Blackfish don稚 hesitate to "reel" one in.