Thursday, April 01, 2010
Day 91 Drink: Flying Fish Belgian Style Dubbel
Flying Fish Brewing was founded in 1995 by Greg Muller as a “virtual brewery” on the Internet. The idea was to attract investors so Muller could build a real brewery. The website gave beer lovers the chance to help “build” the brewery, name the beers, design labels, create t-shirts and even apply for the job of head brewer. By late 1996, Flying Fish Brewing was born in southern New Jersey.
Flying Fish Belgian Style Dubbel is made with two-row pale, Munich, Special B and Chocolate malts, Demerera sugar, Styrian Golding hops and Belgian ale yeast.
Flying Fish makes versions of the ale for special occasions, such as Love Fish, infused with cherries for Valentine’s Day, and Bourbon Dubbel aged in whiskey casks.
Flying Fish Belgian Style Dubbel is a 7.2 percent copper color ale that pours with a decent sized off-white head that coats the glass. It starts off with a fruity nose and the first sip delivers an appealing malty upfront flavor. The brew turns slightly tart and finishes dry.