(The following is a special series on Bluejeanfoodcritic.com written by guest contributing writer William Knowles. He highlights his passions of trying something new whenever the opportunity presents itself, or possibly something old, but new again since it has been awhile. I hope you enjoy his very special perspective that I am sure many of you can relate to. Follow him on his exciting journey “Around Town”)
On October 24th, the Flying Fish brewery located in Somerdale, NJ held an open house event to debut their new facility and tasting room. The turnout was quite impressive as many local beer aficionados packed the joint to sample the fresh brews on tap, as well as partake in some food fare from several local establishments that were on hand for the occasion.
The culinary representation varied greatly, including local Mexican staple ‘La Esperanza Restaurant and Bar’ in Lindenwold, and Indian fare from ‘Coriander’ in Voorhees. Collingswood, NJ was heavily represented with selections from ‘Cheese ETC’, ‘The Tortilla Press’ and in the dessert category with the renowned ‘DiBartolo’s Bakery’. Also impressive were the chocolatiers from ‘The Candy Jar’ (also in Collingswood), who seek unique shapes and flavors for their confections.
Hosted by Edible Jersey, in conjunction with Flying Fish owner Gene Muller, the event was a great way to showcase the dynamic new green-friendly facility for the increasingly popular local brewer. Any beer lover should stop in and visit for a tour, some merchandise, and most importantly a cold, home grown beer!
Hope to see you again soon “Around Town”