2009Announcement Date : Jan 1 , 2009

Imperial Espresso Porter released in bottles.

Exit 4 is released as the first in a series of beers honoring New Jersey though its turnpike exits. Turnpike Authority issues cease and desist. Flying Fish fights back and Turnpike Authority backs down 30 days later. Exit 4 sells out immediately.

Exit 11 is released in June and Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD) then attacked Flying Fish for promoting drinking and driving. After more than 100 newspapers cover the story, MADD backs down. Exit 11 sells out immediately.

Men’s Journal named Exit 4 Best Beer in America. Exit 4 wins gold and HopFish wins bronze at Great American Beer Festival.