Friday, April 16, 2010


The next Exit Series beer from Flying Fish Brewing will have rye in it.

On Thursday, the folks in Cherry Hill tweeted to the brewery's Twitter followers: "At the farm picking up an ingredient for the next Exit beer – Jersey-grown rye." (Word from the brewery is that some of the rye is malted and also comes from FF's malt supplier.)

But cracking the exit number will take a little more than just knowing that FF is using a grain that imparts a spicy flavor.

Exit sleuths should ask, "Where in New Jersey is rye grown?" That's part of the puzzle. So is the style of beer, going beyond having rye in it.

Our guess: Exit 8, a roggenbock. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Iron to gold: It ain't alchemy, it's beer

Results of the World Beer Cup competition are in, and Iron Hill came home with a clutch of accolades, including the brewpub and its brewers team garnering a Champion Brewery and Brewers Award in the category of large brewpub.

Iron Hill also won gold and silver in the Imperial Stout category and another gold for an American sour ale. Its Belgian beer stylings took bronze for an abbey dubbel and a lambic.

The eighth bi-annual Brewers Association competition saw 3,330 entries over 90 style categories submitted by 642 breweries from 44 countries.

And yeah, if you look at the winners list, you'll see Wilmington, Delaware, beside Iron Hill's name. That's where the company is based. As most folks know, IH opened an eighth location in Maple Shade in July 2009.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Brownies and beer

Check this out, looks rather intriguing – and tasty.