When Gene Muller founded Flying Fish Brewing Co. In 1995, it did so for the first time on the World Wide Web, making it the world's first virtual microbrewery. That first website helped generate positive press coverage and attract the investors needed to turn the virtual brewery into a real brewery. Muller said the idea was to create the website “This Old House meets the World Wide Web”, which would allow people to go behind the faucets and see the thousands of details needed to set up a microbrewery.
It will acquire Flying Fish Brewing Co. It has acquired Flying Fish Brewing Co. This strong Belgian-style golden beer features a variety of ingredients and brewing methods that help differentiate Flying Fish beers. Since opening in late 1996, Flying Fish has tripled its capacity and has become the largest of the approximately 20 craft breweries in the state.
All Cape May Brewing and Flying Fish beers will continue to be available for sale in the same stores and in their respective tasting rooms in Rio Grande and Somerdale. Cape May Brewing will keep all of its beers in stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, while Marylanders will continue to sell Flying Fish brands at grocery stores and liquor stores across the state. Flying Fish offers up to eight beers for the whole year, plus seasonal options and specialty beers at its Camden County tasting room and at stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. To find stores that sell Cape May Brewing and Flying Fish beers, sparkling beverages, and other malt beverages, check out each brewery's respective beer search engines.
Beer writer Michael Jackson has praised the Flying Fish Dubbel as “a great example of this style”. Flying Fish beers were the first in the region to be presented at the Great British Beer Festival, the Oregon Brewers Festival and the Biere de Mondial in Canada. Over the years, Flying Fish has accumulated awards, moved to a larger facility in Somerdale, sold a majority stake to an investor, and this fall will lend its name to Flying Fish Crafthouse, a bar-restaurant in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia that will serve its beers. Cape May Brewing purchased all of Flying Fish's assets, including its tasting room at 900 Kennedy Blvd.
Flying Fish beers have won ten medals at the Great American Beer Festival, more than any other brewery in New Jersey. Thanks to this effort, one can go to any good restaurant in the Philadelphia region and be sure to find a Flying Fish beer available. As part of the agreement, Flying Fish will continue to be distributed by its wholesale distribution partners. Flying Fish was founded in 1995 and sold its first beers in a virtual brewery run by founder Gene Muller.