Anti-Drunk Driving Activists Go After N.J. Brewery for Naming Beers After Highway

A small brewery has found inspiration on the New Jersey Turnpike — and anti-drunken-driving crusaders say that's a bad idea.

Cherry Hill-based Flying Fish Brewing Co. has started releasing beers that honor the congested and often-derided thoroughfare. The second one to be released honors Exit 11 and will be on store shelves in the region later this month.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority objected, saying the beers make it seem like the government body is endorsing the beer. The authority has backed off its complaints since the brewer started using a disclaimer to be clear that there's no official link between the road and the brew.

Brewery founder Gene Muller says it's all in fun and that the craft brewer opposes drinking and driving.