Friday, May 10, 2013

FU Sandy coming back for another round

 After raising $45,000 that was spread among a trio of hurricane-relief charities, Flying Fish Brewing's wheat-pale ale released last winter will make a reprise.

The upcoming second round of FU Sandy will be bottle and draft.

 Kegs of Sandy are being targeted for around the start of Philly Beer Week (May 31-June 9); 750 milliliter bottles are planned for release sometime in June. 

Like the initial draft-only installment of FU Sandy, the 6.2% ABV beer will again do charitable work. 

The Somerdale brewery plans to dedicate a portion of the proceeds toward rebuilding from the hurricane-nor'easter hybrid that ravaged the Jersey coastline last Oct. 29.

The brewery steered all proceeds of the first run of 86 kegs of FU Sandy to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund; chapters of Habitat for Humanity (Southern Ocean County, plus coastal and northeast Monmouth County) and Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

The beer was well-received when it was released in mid-February, generating a lot of requests to bring it back. 

And Flying Fish listened.

A 50-50 balance of two-row pale malt and American white wheat, the beer is hopped with ADHA 483, an experimental hop donated by the American Dwarf Hop Association. FU Sandy was an inaugural use for the hop in a beer.

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