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« on: December 07, 2007, 01:24:22 PM »
Just got off the phone with my old Green Flash rep who's now a brewer and he told me this is was we should look for early next year:

GF Hop Head Red in 12oz-6pks
GF Double Stout 22oz
GF Le Freak Belgian IPA bottled (either 750ML or 22oz)
GF Belgian Grand Cru Style (not sure if it'll be bottled yet.)

I heard March 08 for the Double Stout and Hop Head Red.
The Le Freak is very good, imo.
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 02:07:01 PM »
Hop Head Red:


Double Stout:


New label for West Coast IPA:
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 02:51:17 PM »
HopHead and IPA Please!
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 06:47:32 PM »
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2008, 06:53:13 PM »
Hop Head Red

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 09:30:20 AM »
This week is the 2008 Craft Brewers Conference and World Beer Cup here in sunny San Diego!  Green Flash Brewing Co. beers will be on tap at several venues this week.  Come and try our brews at some of these great microbrew hot-spots:

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Belgian Beer Night at San Diego Brewing Co.

10450 Friars Road, San Diego

All 4 of our Green Flash Belgian-style ales will be on tap- Le Freak, Grand Cru, Trippel and Summer Saison!

 

Thursday, April 17, 2008 – 6pm

Green Flash Night at Hamilton’s Tavern

1521 30th Street, San Diego

Hamilton’s will have a host of Green Flash ales on tap, including Le Freak, Double Stout, Grand Cru, Imperial IPA, West Coast IPA, Trippel and 2006 Barleywine.  Double Stout will also be on cask.

Complimentary Barbeque – Alder smoked salmon & firecracker prawns.

 

Thursday, April 15, 2008 – 9pm

Green Flash Brewmaster’s Dinner at Ritual Tavern

4095 30th Street, San Diego

Ritual Tavern is hosting a 4-course dinner at Ritual Tavern, and will be pairing some delicious faire with our Green Flash ales. 

The pre-set menu $45 per person is available on first come first serve basis.

4 courses paired with 8 oz goblets of Green Flash ales:
West Coast IPA & Raw Carlsbad Oysters
West Coast IPA from bottle
Half dozen Carlsbad Aquafarm oysters
2 luna, 2 metcalf, 2 barron point
Habanero & WC IPA mignonette

Nut Brown & Niman Ranch Pork Loin skewer
Nut Brown, 2006 World Beer Cup Silver medal winner on draught
Cubed 4 oz loin skewered with pearl onion,
Nut Brown BBQ sauce
Bed of apple slaw

Le Freak & Maple Leaf duck breast
Le Freak on draught
6 oz breast
Asparagus and baby carrot in berry Le Freak jus
Roasted sweet potatoes
Glazed market pear

Grand Cru & Cheesecake
8 oz goblet of Grand Cru on cask
Slice of Grand Cru cheesecake

 

***Green Flash Brewing Co. is the official brewer of this year’s Craft Brewer’s Conference Surf’s Up Symposium IPA***

Try it while it lasts, at the following locations:

 

Hamilton’s – San Diego: Cask, Draught

O’Briens - Kearny Mesa: Cask, Draught

San Diego Brewing Co. – Mission Valley: Cask, Draught

Linkery – San Diego: Cask, Draught

Churchill’s – San Marcos: Draught

La Bella Pizza – Chula Vista: Draught

Downtown Johnny Brown’s –San Diego: Draught

Ballast Point (Home Brew Mart) – San Diego: Draught

Tap Room – Pacific Beach:  Draught

Green Flash Tasting Room - Vista: Draught

 

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008, 11:16:19 PM »
We wanted to share this exciting news with everyone! Our Hop Head Red Ale, which is now available across the country in six packs and on draught, won a Gold Medal in the 2008 World Beer Cup. It is a great honor to have this beer recognized as one of the best in the world! Check out our press release for more information. Cheers!

Green Flash Brewing Co.

   
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
CONTACT:                                                                               

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Green Flash Brewing Co. wins gold medal in international beer competition

 

Vista, California • April 16, 2008 The Green Flash Brewing Co. recently claimed a gold medal in the Brewers Association (BA) World Beer Cup® 2008, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in the world today.

 

Gold, silver and bronze medals in the competition’s 91 beer-style categories were awarded April 19, 2008 during the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Town & Country Resort in San Diego, Calif., U.S.A.

 

Green Flash Brewing Co. was awarded a gold medal in the American Amber/Red beer style category for its Hop Head Red Ale, a delicious red ale with resinous hop character and bitterness to balance the rich carmel malt base. Hop Head Red is Amarillo dry-hopped to 45 ibu's, creating refreshing and savory hop flavors and aromas. Green Flash Brewing Co. is an 8,000-bbl. microbrewery located in Vista, California, U.S.A.  that specializes in assertive and distinctive West Coast and Belgian-style ales.

 

“Winning the Gold Medal for Hop Head Red in the 2008 WBC feels great!  Not just because this is a highly prestigious award but also because it’s really exciting to win while the WBC is in your home town.  What an honor!”, states Chuck Silva, Brew Master at Green Flash Brewing Co.

 

World Beer Cup 2008 winners were selected by an international panel of 129 beer judges from 21 countries. An impressive field of 2,864 entries from 644 breweries in 58 countries made up the competition. More than 3,800 breweries in 100 countries were invited to compete.

 

Visit www.WorldBeerCup.org for World Beer Cup 2008 information.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 07:36:57 PM »
Le Freak and Grand Cru have been bottled.

Very limited runs as of now but plenty of both should be around soon.
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 10:31:34 PM »
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30th Street Pale Ale Released on 30th Street - Thursday November 20!!

30th Street Pale Ale was brewed for the Green Flash 6th Anniversary and is now being released on 30th Street.  30th Street Pale Ale was so named to recognized the proprietor’s commitment to local craft beer in this specific part of our fine city.

30th Street Pale Ale is a fine American Pale Ale that is well hopped while not being overly bitter.  This balanced pale ale goes well with food and also drinks nicely a session ale.

To kick off the release of the 30th Street Pale Ale, Green Flash Brewing Co. and the establishments serving this fine ale have hired Brew Tours of San Diego to drive their tour bus up and down 30th Street as a complimentary hop-on/hop-off bus for 4 hours from 6PM to 10PM.  Anyone who wishes to hop to another one of the other supporting establishments may hop on/off at any of the stops for the listed locations.

Where to enjoy 30th Street Pale Ale:

Jaynes Gastropub, Ritual Tavern, Toronado, Bar Pink, Urban Solace, The Linkery, Blue Foot Bar, Sea Rocket Bistro, Vagabond, Danger Abbey, Hamilton’s Tavern

Location: 30th Street from Hamilton’s Tavern to Jaynes Gastropub
Starts: 6:00 PM
Ends: 10:00 PM
Contact Email: chuck@greenflashbrew.com
Contact Phone: Chuck Silva - (760) 597-9012 x 302

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 10:35:33 PM »
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Green Flash Double Stout on CASK.......YUM !!!

WHEN:  Friday, January 16, 2009

WHERE:  Hamiltons Tavern
            1521 30th Street
            San Diego, CA  92102
            619-238-5460
            Open Mon-Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am , Sat-Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am

WHAT:  On Friday the 16th we'll be releasing a Mole' Hop Sausage with Green Flash Double Stout for happy
           hour! OOOOOH LA LA !!  Many 'other dishes' served at Hamiltons Tavern contain Green Flash Brew               too!  Such as the Beer Cheese Soup with our Award Wiinning Trippel Belgium Brew!

DON'T FORGET "DOUBLE STOUT ON CASK' !!!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lisa Hinkley
Vice President, Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 04:33:18 PM »
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VIRGIN Cask Tapping - 30th Street Pale Ale

WHEN - Friday January 16th

WHERE - Sea Rocket Bistro
               3382 30TH Street
               San Diego, CA  92104
               619-255-7049
               Open Daily from 5:00 pm until everyone's fed (about 10 pm)

Sea Rocket Bistro will soon be able to offer the much-coveted cask beers!

We invite you to join us for our very first Cask Beer Tapping featuring
Green Flash Brewing's recently released 30th Street Pale Ale. We had it
on draft when it first came out in November, and now we get to feature
it on cask for a few days- a special stash that was actually intended to
be served at the Green Flash Brewery. So come on in and thank Chuck
Silva for sharing this excellent beer with us instead.

If you come early (between 5-6pm), not only can you get a buck off of
each pour of this beer (or any of our other drafts), but we'll have our
usual 4-5 select starters available at half price for the happy hour we
started at the beginning of the new year. We hope to see you there !!!

A BIT ABOUT Sea Rocket Bistro:

We're a new North Park restaurant serving local and sustainable
seafood, as well as local craft beers and wines. So if you've been
googling for san diego fish, seafood san diego, san diego local food, or
san diego fishing, you've come to the right place!

Sounds yummy, enjoy!

From, Kelly in the Tasting Room (who loves the 30th Street Pale Ale too - YUM)

 

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 10:07:00 AM »
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Drop in to Hamilton’s Tavern in southpark on Friday March 6th, for Happy Hour, as they tap a cask of Green Flash Imperial IPA.  Hamilton’s says, “One of the best Double IPA's made, period.  Juicy fruity, chewy yet  palate-cleaning. From the first whiff you know you are in for a hop fix as you get that big piney, spicy, citrus nose of this West Coast boss.  ALWAYS one of the best Cask's we serve and scarily drinkable!”

 

While enjoying our Green Flash Imperial, try Hamilton’s featured gourmet sausage - "The Karate Kid" -   All Pork sausage with wasabi, green onion, garlic, fresh ginger and Hops! Served with Wasabi Beer Mustard!  They will also have 2 sides of warm Soba Noodle's in a ponzu sauce, crispy wonton chips, and a Japanese Ginger salad to accompany.   

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 12:35:22 AM »
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Attention Green Flash Fans!

The Linkery will be tapping a pin/cask of Red Rye IPA – a collaborative brew by Green Flash Brewing Co. and Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley, as part of San Francisco Beer Week.  It may be called “Green Rock”, and you can be sure it will be great!

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Where:
The Linkery
3794 30th St,
San Diego, CA 92104

In addition, the Green Rock Red Rye IPA will be available in our tasting room starting this week.  Come have a taste!

Sincerely,

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2009, 12:00:58 AM »
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Attention Green Flash Fans:

Red Rye IPA, the collaborative brew between Green Flash Brewing Co. and Triple Rock in Berkeley, as part of San Francisco Beer Week, will be on tap at the following locations:

Green Flash Brewing Co. Tasting Room – Hurry, it’s almost gone!

And at these San Diego locations:

O’Briens
Toronado
Hamilton’s
The Linkery

For more information on exact tapping dates, please contact those establishments directly.   

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2009, 11:15:05 PM »
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ATTENTION GREEN FLASH FANS!

You have two upcoming opportunities to enjoy Green Flash CASK-CONDITIONED ales:

Green Flash Tasting Room –

Come join us this Friday April 3, as we tap a cask of our amazing 30th Street Pale Ale, in the Green Flash Tasting Room – 1430 Vantage Court, Suite 104, Vista, CA 92081 - This is a great Pale Ale, and unfortunately it is only available here in the San Diego area (our apologies to our out of town fans).  Get here early, as it won’t last long!

Hamilton’s Tavern –
1521 30th Street San Diego - On Friday April 10, 2009, Join Hamilton’s for a special cask of Le Freak  Belgian IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.! The Cask: Green Flash Le Freak is an out of the box convergence of styles: American IPA meets Belgian Trippel.  The end result is a zesty brew with enticing American hop and Belgian yeast aromatics that lead you to delicious malts and a complex layering of hop flavors that quench and refresh your pallet.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2009, 11:36:51 PM »
Hi Green Flash Fans,

We were saddened to learn that our friend, and San Diego Green Flash representative, Peter Reeves, was recently diagnosed with colon cancer.   In order to help defray the medical costs incurred by his family, The Toronado - 4026 30th Street, San Diego (North Park), will be hosting a benefit the week of July 27 – 31, with a special “Industry Event” on Thursday July 30th, including a silent auction from 6-8p, featuring some rare beers, hard to find bottles, clothing and more.  They will be tapping a cask of Green Flash 30th Street Pale Ale and a cask of Stone’s Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale on Thursday.  During this week, any handles with a ribbon tied around them will have a portion of their proceeds donated to the Reeves family.  Please go to Toronado, have a beer and support our colleague during this difficult time.

Sincerely,

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2009, 04:45:49 PM »
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Next week is New York Beer Week, and Green Flash has a few events lined up in the “Big Apple”. Events will include, Casks, Special Releases and Meet the Brewer nights.   I don’t have all the specifics at this time, but there are events going on at the following locations:
 
Wednesday Evening 9/16 – Stanton Public – 17 Stanton Street (Lower East Side) New York  - call (212) 677-5555 for more info.
 
Thursday Evening 9/17 – Rattle n Hum Bar - 14 East 33rd Street (Located between 5th and Madison) - New York – Call (212) 481-1586 for more info. 
 
Friday Evening 9/18 – Jimmy’s No. 43 -  43 E 7th St, New York, NY  - 212-982-3006
·         Jimmy’s will host a pay-as-you-go tasting of several Green Flash bottles and drafts. Our Brewer, Chuck Silva,  will be on hand to answer your questions - Time: 7pm - 10pm
Featuring an extensive selection of limited Green Flash draft and bottled beers in the back room.
 
Blind Tiger will have a selection of Green Flash Beer on throughout the week as well.  – 281 Bleeker Street - NYC
 
More information on all NY Beer Week Events can be found at: http://www.nycbeerweek.com/
 
We hope you can make it to these events – Cheers!

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2009, 04:16:11 PM »
Tonight 9/17:

Linkery Pairings Thursday features Green Flash Double Coffee Stout on cask. The cask pairing will be $8 for the half pour and the matching the dish. For more information call: (619) 255-8778


The Linkery is located at 3382 30th St in San Diego.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 03:02:08 PM »
Greetings Green Flash Fans!!
 
7th Anniversary TICKETS ARE ON SALE
TODAY in the brewery, and by phone, and starting tomorrow on our website: www.greenflashbrew.com
 
Tickets are limited, so get yours right away!
 
It’s that time of year again.  Please join us for our 7th Anniversary Beer Festival benefitting Fight ALD, on November 14, 2009 from 12 – 4pm at our brewery location.
 

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2009, 06:45:59 AM »
San Diego Beer Week 2009:
 
 
Nov  7 - San Diego Brewer’s Guild Beer Festival – 1pm – 4pm – World Beat Center (Balboa Park).  Stop by the Green Flash Booth!
Nov 8 - The Linkery Green Flash Cookout – 12pm - Join us all day Sunday for house smoked pastured meats and Green Flash beer. Six Green Flash beers on cask.
Nov 9 - O'Briens Cask & Barrel Night -5pm.
They will tap a firkin of Palatte Wrecker. This beer packs a punch at 9% and over 100 IBU'S! We will also be pouring COFFEE STOUT - their double stout with coffee added, GRAND MANTIS - a merlot barrel aged Grand Cru, SUPER FREAK - a Belgian style IPA wine barrel aged with Brett, LITTLE FREAK , BELGIAN STOUT, BELGIAN BROWN, WEST COAST IPA, and the new HOPP-LESS - A gruit beer brewed with herbs instead of hops. This beer was brewed as a collaboration between Green Flash and Ben Spencer from Magnolia Brewpub in San Francisco
Nov 10 - Kansas City Barbeque Green Flash Happy Hour 4-6p - Join Chuck Silva from Green Flash & the KC BBQ Team for a pint of Green Flash and good times.
Nov 10 – J-Six Beer Dinner 530 – 11p - The beers of Green Flash Brewing Co. will lend extra kick to Jsix's "Jar Head Dinner," a celebration of our country's brave military personnel, where executive chef Christian Graves will serve a specially-conceived three-course menu.
Nov 11 - Hamiltons Green Flash Day & Night – Lot’s of Green Flash on tap, casks and more!
Nov 11 - SD Tap Room – On Draft Grand Mantis Palet Wrecker Belgian Stout Double Stout Coffee Double Stout Nut Brown West Coast IPA Imperial IPA 30th St. Hop Head Red Trippel Gruit
Nov 12 – Green Flash Progressive Beer Dinner 5:30p
Green Flash is teaming up with various establishments on 30th Steet (Jayne's bistro, Blind Lady Ale House, The Ritual Tavern and The Linkery) for a touring beer dinner. Each establishment will have one or two Green Flash beers, paired with a dish of their own design. Green Flash will have a shuttle to get you to the various establishments, you can visit all of them or as many as you like until you get full. The Linkery will be serving at least one cask-conditioned ale paired with a dish of local ingredients. 
Nov 13 - Toronado Tri-Fecta Cask and Draft Night – 16 Green Flash Beers!
Nov 14 - Green Flash 7th Anniversary Festival


 
For more information on these events, and  San Diego Beer Week 2009, see http://sdbw.org/events/
 
 

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2010, 10:10:26 PM »
Greetings Green Flash Fans!!
Starting tomorrow, we will have a new and improved Website!
Same address, with new features:

www.greenflashbrew.com

Our new website will feature News, Event Listings, and a Brewer's Blog,

and an Online Store! You will also be able to sign up for custom email lists.

The new site should be up and running tomorrow.  If you don't see a change, check back again shortly.
We hope you enjoy our new Website.

Cheers!

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2010, 09:04:04 PM »
Biere de L'Amitie Collaboration Release Events this Weekend!

"Bière De L’Amitié is a Blond Belgian Strong Ale, brewed with St. Feuillien’s traditional yeast and secret spices. For a Green Flash-style modern twist, rye and wheat malts were added to the mash and American Amarillo hops used in a late boiling kettle addition. Then the beer was dry-hopped with more Amarillo for even more hop flavor, aroma and zest."

Join us as we release our long-awaited collaboration brew with St. Feuillien, this weekend!  Check out the events happening around the area:

Thursday, Aug 5 - Collaboration Release Party
Beachwood Barbeque, Seal Beach, CA
Beachwood will have a selection of Green Flash and St. Feuillien beers on tap, along with our featured beer: Biere de L'Amitie.

Friday, Aug. 6 - Tasting room Release
Green Flash Brewing Co. Tasting Room 4-8pm
Come in and try Biere de L'Amitie.  We are not retailing the beer out of the brewery.  This tasting only.

Saturday, Aug. 7 - Collaboration Release Party
O'Briens, San Diego, CA  4-6pm

Pre-release Green Flash night @ O'briens
On Friday August 6th (the night before the release event) O'Brien's will host a Green Flash Night, featuring West Coast IPA, Imperial IPA, Summer Saison and a CASK of Imperial Red Ale

Release Party:
Saturday August 7th for the release party, they are adding Superfreak, Palate Wrecker, Imperial Red, Coffee Stout and Grand Cru on tap. From St. Feuiliien he will have Tripel and Saison.  He will also have bottles of the Beer de L'Amitie available for sale take home.
Also On Tap in the Tasting Room - Week of 8/6:

 

1 Summer Saison
2 Matt's Bitter
3 Traditional Porter
4 Friendship Brew
5 West Coast IPA
6 Trippel
7 Le Freak
8 Coffee Stout
9 Barleywine 2010

Cask: 30th Street

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2011, 05:40:52 PM »
We Have Arrived!
Join us for tastings in our new 4,000 sf Tasting Room & Beer Garden in Mira Mesa!  Check out our new facility while you sample many of our hand crafted ales.

Tasting Room & Beer Garden Hours
Wednesday - Friday  |  3pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday  |  12pm - 9pm
Tasting Room Location

6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92121
 
Gift Shop & Growler Fills
Growler fills are available in the new tasting room.  Browse our gift shop for merchandise while you taste!

ON TAP
In The Tasting Room

Fizzy Yellow Beer
American ESB
30th Street Pale Ale
Hop Head Red
West Coast IPA
Imperial IPA
Trippel
Le Freak
Summer Saison
Double Stout
Special Cuvee Trippel
Highway 78 Scotch Ale

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2011, 08:26:01 PM »
oin us as we release Treasure Chest - a Belgian-inspired Pale Ale - in the Mira Mesa Tasting Room this Friday, June 10th!  Tasting Room hours: 3pm - 9pm.  Treasure Chest will be featured in a 12 oz bottle; case sales only.

100% of the proceeds benefit Chicks for Beer!

Chicks for Beer Mission Statement
Chicks For Beer is a non-profit benefiting cancer and special projects for children and their families, by raising funds through the education and enjoyment of the world’s best craft beer.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2011, 09:42:28 PM »
has anyone been to the new facility?
i'm not good at putting this stuff in words but i can't see myself with anyone else except maybe urbanhack.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2011, 01:51:05 AM »
has anyone been to the new facility?
Nope, it's pretty close to Alesmith so maybe next time i go there...
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2011, 03:52:08 PM »
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Join the Green Flash team as we release our newest frontline beer, Rayon Vert, in the Tasting Room today, Wednesday, December 7th at 3pm!  This Belgian-Style Pale Ale finished with Brettanomyces has been in the works, refining the process and style for the past 4 years.  The idea to make Rayon Vert was sparked by a self-imposed challenge: produce a Belgian-Abbey style ale to unmistakably express the spirit of Green Flash if we were a brewery producing just one beer and operating under the conditions of pre-WWII Belgium.

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Case of 24-12oz bottles - $38
4-pack of 12 oz bottles - $8
Release Party
The Rayon Vert Release kicks off at 3pm on Wednesday, Decemeber 7th in the Green Flash Brewing Co. Tasting Room.  We will also be featuring a draft lineup of special Belgian brews:

Rayon Vert
Special Cuvee Trippel
Sugar Smack Belgian Dubbel
Grand Cru
Also, we will be sampling three different cheeses from Taste Artisan Cheese & Groumet.  Styles include:

 

1) Camembert Le Pommier
Soft-ripened cow's milk cheese from France.  Flavors of cauliflower and grass with a pungent aroma
2) Cabecou Feuille
French chevre (goat cheese) macerated with plum brandy and cracked peppercorns, wrapped in chestnut leaves. Flavors are sweet, sharp and herbaceous with a surprising bite from the peppercorns

3) Winchester Super Aged Gouda
Super sharp aged Gouda made with raw cow's milk from Winchester, CA near Temecula. The texture is dry and crumbly and the flavors very sharp and biting -perfect for hoppy beers!
We hope to see you tonight!

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2012, 03:37:39 PM »
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You may be familiar with our previous collaboration with St. Feuillien, Biere de L’Amitie – brewed in May 2010 in Belgium – by Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva, and Brasserie St. Feuillien Brewmaster, Alexi Briole.  Biere de L’Amitie was the first installment of a yearly tradition that Green Flash is proud to announce!  This year, Alexi will be traveling to San Diego to brew Friendship Brew (a BlackSaison) on the Green Flash system!

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2012, 08:25:30 AM »
http://www.facebook.com/GreenFlashBrew/posts/486424924712566

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Re: Green Flash
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2018, 04:56:56 PM »
Green Flash closed their east coast operation, and will cease distribution to a huge number of states.  GF will now only be distributed to Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas and Utah.  Seems plans for the Lincoln, NE brewpub are still moving forward.

http://www.westcoastersd.com/2018/03/26/green-flash-brewing-adds-financial-partner-develops-new-strategy/


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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2018, 12:37:28 PM »
annnnnnnnnnnnnd foreclosed

https://thefullpint.com/beer-news/green-flash-brewing-inc-foreclosed-sells-green-flash-and-alpine-assets/

(San Diego, CA) – As a conclusion to Green Flash Brewing ending their national expansion strategy, closing Virginia Beach and Cellar 3, we have just learned that Green Flash Brewing, Inc.’s largest shareholder, Comerica Bank has foreclosed on it’s loans due to outstanding debt and poor business health and that Green Flash and Alpine assets have been sold to a risk management company in Michigan named WCIPA, LLC. We are still trying to learn more about this company. Here is the official memo that Green Flash President and CEO Mike Hinkley sent to over 100 shareholders this morning.
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2018, 12:53:34 PM »
Oof.  How the mighty have fallen.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2018, 01:02:35 PM »
Oof.  How the mighty have fallen.

i'm curious about how they wrote the original business plan that got approved to open a brewery in Virginia. were they selling that much beer in California that it seemed like a viable plan?

i don't follow the industry like that.. were they really big and outgrowing their local market?


beer people are so fickle that what works today could be vilified in 3 months. dicey proposition to expand outside the market that appreciates and supports you in search of far flung markets that haven't got a clue who you are. especially when that expansion includes building an entirely new brewery.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2018, 01:52:02 PM »
Oof.  How the mighty have fallen.

i'm curious about how they wrote the original business plan that got approved to open a brewery in Virginia. were they selling that much beer in California that it seemed like a viable plan?

i don't follow the industry like that.. were they really big and outgrowing their local market?


beer people are so fickle that what works today could be vilified in 3 months. dicey proposition to expand outside the market that appreciates and supports you in search of far flung markets that haven't got a clue who you are. especially when that expansion includes building an entirely new brewery.



I don't think it was about how much they were selling in CA.  They had been selling beer on the east coast for a number of years, and presumably seeing growth here.  I assume that the lower transportation costs were supposed to help defray the costs of the new location.  But a 2 year delay in opening that location probably chewed through a ton of money, not to mention killing a lot of excitement. 

That's before you even get into the fact that their lineup went from one of the best in the business to nothing special over the course of those same years.  :shrug:

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2018, 03:05:03 PM »
it was available on the east coast? i had no idea. that at least explains part of their thought process.

if i were a brewery owner right now i'd be sitting tight and keeping the locals happy, grinding out the money. then, i'm cheap and hate losing money.
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2018, 03:20:06 PM »
it was available on the east coast? i had no idea. that at least explains part of their thought process.

if i were a brewery owner right now i'd be sitting tight and keeping the locals happy, grinding out the money. then, i'm cheap and hate losing money.

I can remember trying WCIPA for the first time in 2007 (it was right around the time I moved here).  Not sure how long before that they were shipping out here.

And yeah - a lot of breweries opened in VA between when they announced their 2nd brewery and when it finally opened.  It's almost a totally different world now than it was in 2013.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2018, 03:56:44 PM »
Pat McIlhenney, co-founder of Alpine, said he heard from Green Flash Hinkley on Monday.

McIlhenney and his wife -- Val McIlhenney, who was vice president of Green Flash’s Alpine Beer division -- will have no role in the new company. Their son, Shawn McIlhenney, remains under contract as a Green Flash brewer.

Hinkley, who started Green Flash 16 years ago, will lead the new company, according to a news release, although a document from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control identifies him as vice president.

McIlhenney had harsh words for Hinkley.

“He has no business being in this business,” McIlhenney said. “His business prowess is abysmal.”

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2018, 07:48:42 PM »
I don't know about the rest of the US but I flat out stopped buying GF.  Their beers that I liked were not consistent and quality dropped.  That and their new beers were fucking horrible.  Watermelon Dorado was easily the worst beer from a "good" brewery I have ever tried.

Then the moved to the 11.2oz thing opposed to 12oz and still charged a premium.  There are sooooooo many options at the store, to get my business you aren't going to be able to cut corners like that. 
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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2018, 09:44:01 PM »
I don't know about the rest of the US but I flat out stopped buying GF.  Their beers that I liked were not consistent and quality dropped.  That and their new beers were fucking horrible.  Watermelon Dorado was easily the worst beer from a "good" brewery I have ever tried.

Then the moved to the 11.2oz thing opposed to 12oz and still charged a premium.  There are sooooooo many options at the store, to get my business you aren't going to be able to cut corners like that. 

Oh yeah? :coffee:

That aside, I don’t disagree. Most of GFs lineup wasn’t great. I did like soul style though.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2018, 10:58:08 PM »
This was fascinating, both from how Alpine fucked up and Green Flash really fucked up. 

forgot the link it /facepam

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2018, 08:29:09 AM »
http://wtkr.com/2018/04/27/atlanta-based-brewery-to-replace-green-flash-in-virginia-beach/

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The Atlanta-based brewery has partnered with The Miller Group

That was all I needed to read.

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Re: Green Flash
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2018, 09:19:11 AM »
http://wtkr.com/2018/04/27/atlanta-based-brewery-to-replace-green-flash-in-virginia-beach/

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The Atlanta-based brewery has partnered with The Miller Group

That was all I needed to read.

I don't think that's SABMiller.  I think it's a real estate company.  http://www.millergrpva.com/

eta:  This is apparently the brewery that Mitch Steele left Stone to start.
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