Stormy Skies NEIPA is a beer that almost didn't see the light of day.
Flying Fish production employee, Mike Jadach, created this hazy, 7.3%, double dry hopped beauty for a home-brew competition. However, his entry in the competition was disallowed because of his brewery employment status.
Recognizing the beer was too solid not to release to the world, the Flying Fish team rallied around Mike to scale up his creation and will be bringing it to life as a limited release this June.
“Every time I would brew this beer on my system in my garage, the skies would open up in a predictable way, so I started calling it Stormy Skies from the get-go,” says creator Mike Jadach. “The ample haze in the liquid certainly fits the name, but that Citra and Mosaic dry hopping really leads to a nice pineapple and mango payoff.”
For the label, President Lou Romano knew they would have to do something unique. “Mike has a healthy tattoo collection, and I felt the label should be reflective of the brewer. We tapped local tattoo artist Jeff Miller of Seven Swords to draw up a classic clipper ship for the primary label space. The look really gives this offering its own personality within our brand family.”
As the saying goes, “A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.” This beer certainly followed a unique passage to make it to shelves.
This beer will be docking at your local liquor store and bar ports this June, but we will be releasing it at the tasting room on Friday, May 31st at 3 pm. For a chance to get a jump on having this early, you can reserve up to 1 case (6 4-packs at $12.99 each) through this event listing. We have 50 cases available. We will also have Stormy Skies on draft starting on the 31st. This will be a limited release beer, so grab it while you can.