WOMAN OWNED. VETERAN BREWED.
699 Challenger Way,
Forked River, NJ 08731
why backward flag?
Cheers to us, and those like us!
An ode to the Army uniform, the Backward Flag is a symbol of always moving forward and never retreating. Worn on the right shoulder of the military uniform, the flag is worn facing the opposite direction than what we traditionally see. As soldiers, we are trained to always place the mission first, and continue moving forward towards success and accomplishment. As an Army Veteran, our founder Torie Fisher chose the backward flag to emphasize the brewery's military roots.
When U.S. Army Veteran Torie Fisher was looking towards what would be next after she left the Army, she did something rare and followed her passion. Torie was facing an obstacle many Veterans struggle with when their time in the active military comes to an end, and when she didn't feel satisfied or fulfilled with the options she was given, she made her own. After learning to brew from a fellow soldier in her unit, Torie channeled her love for craft beer and desire to help the local and Veteran community by opening Backward Flag Brewing Co. in September 2015. Backward Flag initially started on a 2 barrel brewing system and since then, has upgraded to a 10 barrel system and now distributes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As the motto suggests, Backward Flag is a place dedicated to making Veterans and all members of the community feel welcome and celebrated every time they come into the tasting room. Veterans of military, police, fire and first responder can gather and connect through their mutual love of service and country.