Way back in 1995, Cherry Hill, New Jersey got its first brewery in the Flying Fish Brewing Company. At the time, my father lived in Philadelphia (he was born there actually) and I had family in Maple Shade, New Jersey as well. Chery Hill is a stone’s throw from both of these cities, which gave me occasion to visit and lug home cases of their beer whenever I went to see dad.
In 2012, Flying Fish outgrew its digs in Cherry Hill and moved to a bigger facility in Somerdale, New Jersey. Beer fans in Cherry Hill didn’t go long without a local brewery, however, as the Forgotten Boardwalk Brewery not only opened in Cherry Hill in 2014, it opened in the same location that Flying Fish vacated. Forgotten Boardwalk was founded by a brewster named Jamie Queli, a Jersey native and one of the (relatively) few women to open a craft brewery.
Recently, the legendary Red Rooster stopped at Forgotten Boardwalk in his beer travels, and was kind enough to send me a can of Forgotten Boardwalk 1916 Shore Shiver IPA. The beer takes its name from a particularly bad summer in 1916. I’ll let the brewery explain, from the can label:
In the summer of 1916, a shark haunted the New Jersey coastline killing four & injuring seven. While there is much debate over which shark was responsible, there is no question that the attacks found their way into pop books & films depicting one great white shark who made the shore shiver.
A beer with a bit of history added to the mash! I love it.
Forgotten Boardwalk 1916 Shore Shiver IPA has an alcohol content of 6.9% by volume with 65 IBUs. The brewery makes several dry-hopped variants named after Townships in New Jersey:
Essex: dry hopped with Citra
Sussex: dry hopped with Summit
Amity: dry hopped with Polaris
Forgotten Boardwalk 1916 Shore Shiver IPA pours to a slightly hazy orange amber color with soft orange zest citrus notes and subtle hints of pine in the nose. Taking a sip, I get a firm caramel maltiness to start things off followed by good citrusy orange and a generous dose of slightly resiny hops. They’re dry and bitter, too, with an herbal grassiness in the finish that rounds the beer out nicely.
Friends, this is a solid straight IPA with MALT. Remember malt? It’s got plenty of hops, too, and if it were sold in my area it would be a mainstay beer in my fridge for sure.
And remember, try a new beer today, and drink outside the box.
*Pricing data accurate at time of review or latest update. For reference only, based on actual price paid by reviewer.