Flying Fish Brewing Company - Hazy Bones
Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs):35
Serving Temperature:45-50º F
Suggested Glassware:IPA Glass or Pint Glass
Malts:Vienna, Wheat, Oats
Hops:Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade
Pouring a golden orange color with significant haze, Hazy Bones draws us in as it sits beneath a bright cap of foam that recedes to a persistent collar. On the nose, we’re provided with plenty of the expressive fruit character hazy IPAs are known for. Look for juicy fruit cocktail impressions featuring tropical fruits with plenty of mango tones, soft citruses, tropical flora, and citrus blossoms. These aroma notes present nicely on the palate, too, accompanied by a resinous, zesty impression that’s bolstered well by a moderate level of hop bitterness. The malt backbone provides a solid foundation, offering a lightly toasty, biscuity character to support the expressive hop contribution. We also enjoyed the smoothness to this beer’s medium body, which is lifted and invigorated by lively carbonation. For pairing options, Latin American fare with tropical salsas come to mind right away, as does teriyaki chicken with grilled pineapple, or roasted chicken with an orange glaze. Cheers!
When Gene Muller founded Flying Fish in 1995, his approach was a bit unusual. While working to build his brewery, he launched the company online – becoming a “virtual brewery” to allow microbrew fans to contribute their assistance and opinions by weighing in on upcoming beer styles, naming the beers, designing labels and merchandise, and even signing up to be volunteer taste testers and applying for employment. By late 1996 the brewery was finished and the first beer was released to a waiting fan base. A pretty clever approach if you ask us.
Muller, a graduate of America’s oldest brewing school at Chicago’s famed Siebel Institute, presided over years of impressive growth. In 2012, having outgrown their original location in Cherry Hill, Flying Fish moved to a new facility in Somerdale. Here, they pursue sustainability as a top priority. Solar tubes provide natural light, 463 solar panels provide power, a steam capture system reduces water and power consumption, high-efficiency boilers reduce gas usage, and all spent grain (over 2 million pounds per year) goes to a local dairy farmer for feed.
Winners of multiple Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medals, among many other awards, Flying Fish currently offers eight year-round beers along with various seasonal and special offerings, including super small batch one-offs and barrel aged beers that are only available at their Tasting Room. For more info about the brewery, contact them at 856-504-3442 or visit www.flyingfish.com.
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