To open up its new brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Co. wanted to launch a beer that was “Jersey-centric.” The result was FU Sandy — which actually stands for Forever Unloved Sandy — a specialty, draft-only beer that’s aimed at supporting New Jersey storm relief victims by donating every cent made to charity.
According to the site: “After the events of the super storm, we thought what better to help our state than to come up with a tasty brew with Jersey attitude and donate all proceeds (not just profit, but every darn cent) to grass-roots organizations helping rebuild in New Jersey. Hence the name Forever Unloved Sandy, which I think we all would prefer to abbreviate. For now, the beer will be draft-only, but we’ll see what happens.
Flying Fish Brewing is in the midst of expansion, which includes everything from 13 new fermenters to solar panels on the roof — tripling the brewery’s size. The first beer out of the facility will be FU Sandy, brewed with a 50/50 blend of two row pale malt and American white wheat. It is hopped with experimental hop ADHA 483, donated by the American Dwarf Hop Association, which has never been used in a beer before this one (nice).
According to the Flying Fish: “Muller and Head Brewer Casey Hughes expect a beautiful, tropical nose of mangoes and guavas that will accentuate the beer’s soft mouthfeel and contribute to a truly one-of-a-kind ale.”
Flying Fish aims to produce approximately 100 kegs of FU Sandy, sales of which will generate up to $50,000 directly towards a charity. The recipient of the FU Sandy funds will be a grassroots NJ-based charitable organization dedicated to Super storm Sandy relief and chosen by Flying Fish fans via social media. To nominate a charity, visit Flying Fish online.