NJ beer lovers: Dump the pumpkin spice. There’s now a pork roll beer
Closing out this summer, there's a new flavor in New Jersey to intrigue your palate.
Forget the pumpkin spice, which now has invaded everything from coffee to cookies. I'm not even talking about Starbucks' new spicy chocolate concoction.
The folks at Flying Fish Brewing have debuted a pre-fall beer that's "just so Jersey" — Pork Roll Porter. It's among three in the first release of Exit Series beers in time to celebrate the brewery's 20th anniversary. The porter represents Trenton as Exit 7.
And real pork roll was used in creating it.
There's also the lighter pour, Exit 5 Pinelands Sour Forage Ale. The South Jersey brew features notes of pine needles, goldenrod and wintergreen.
Exit 14 Imperial Pilsner is a tribute to a North Jersey landmark. You know that giant neon eagle atop a pretty big brewery on the Newark-Elizabeth border? It's guided many a Jersey resident home.
Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.