Phoenix Rising… Ale?

11 Sep

We get our share of whacky correspondences from back-seat-brewers suggesting recipes, marketing ideas and side-products. But recently we were all thrilled when we got this email from a Rockaway resident who now calls the west coast home:

“My god our town is coming back I read [about] your brewery and another sign our beloved community is rising again. You should name your next brew “Phoenix rising” from the ashes of the past of far rockaway. This is one of the last picture from Far Rockaway before the destruction of [my] community 1980. My wife is third from the right. Yes, this is FRHS.”

While we can’t say we’ll name the next brew as such, we’re definitely considering whipping up a small quantity of something to honor the girls who used to cheer for the FRHS athletic teams.


2 Responses to “Phoenix Rising… Ale?”

  1. Randall September 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM #


  2. Miquel Rogers September 11, 2012 at 12:45 PM #

    Have your hanky’s ready this is a tear jerker video.

    Yes create a potent ale powerful enough to raise the ghosts and set the Phoenix soaring above all.

    The orders came in the 70’s tear down an entire community leave not a tree or bush standing in rememberance to the community. There was over 100,000 people displaced over 800 homes flattened, this is all in the name of urban growth. Then the city ran out of money do a google map and see the large scar of empty beach front land gee how this happened its urban legend.

    Now massive monies pouring in with development growing by the day, the city rises again.

    Yes ferment it they will come.

    Thank you for posting the story, so little people know of it.

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