Friday, August 12, 2011

Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale

Taste: The beer is not overly flavorful, which isn't a bad quality for a refreshing ale! It lacks a strong hoppiness & isn't malty but it is trying to push through with a mild spiced fruit note.

Color:  A pretty blend of golds like a sunset.

Thickness: A light to medium bodied American blonde ale, with one inch of whipping cream textured, white frothy head. Plus, the brew was nicely carbonated.

ABV: 4.6%

Mom Factoid: I enjoyed "pairing" this crisp, cold brew with fried seafood goodness at the Jersey Shore. If you have a family summer tradition, that involves vacationing, at the same place & eating the same foods, year after year, consider yourself lucky! I have been going to Ocean City, every year of my life, which is 30 plus years, and to be able to share this experience, now, with the little duo, is not only memorable but magical! And, to find tasty, local, Jersey craft beer from Flying Fish just highlighted the amazing week we've had!


  1. Great story! I don't know anyone who vacations here! I try my best to leave NJ and go to places like Maine! Funny, isn't it? Sounds like the perfect beer for a perfect time.

  2. Yes, Scott, the irony of traveling 6+ hours with two little kids to get to the Shore when we live 2 miles from the beach is amusing! I grew up going there as my grandparents on my mom's side are Philadelphia natives, so that's where they spent their summer vacations as kids. Love how family traditions come full circle & continue on generation after generation. And, I really enjoyed this brew. Excited to try their Exit 6 Wallonian Rye. Have you sampled any Flying Fish brews, given that you're in NJ?