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Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego

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Green Flash Brewing Co. is a craft brewery headquartered in the Mira Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, California. It was founded by Mike and Lisa Hinkley in 2002 in Carlsbad, California before moving to its San Diego location in May 2011. As of 2014 it was the fourth largest brewery in San Diego County and the 48th largest craft brewery in the United States, based on sales volume.The Mira Mesa location has a capacity of 45,000 barrels per year. The beer is distributed in seventeen states.The brewery's Stout won a silver medal at the 2010 World Beer Cup.BeersWest coast style alesWest Coast IPAHop Head Red AleImperial I.P.A.Double StoutBarleywine Style AleBelgian inspired alesLe FreakTrippel Belgian Style AleGrand CruSummer SaisonRayon VertSeasonal and special releases30th Street Pale AlePalate Wrecker Double I.P.A.Fizzy Yellow Beer - Bohemian-Style LagerGreen Bullet - Triple I.P.A.Retired beersExtra Pale Ale (Limited Release)Nut Brown Ale (Limited Release)Ruby Red Ale (retired)CollaborationsIn 2011, Green Flash collaborated with Stone Brewing Company of Escondido and the Carlsbad location of Pizza Port restaurant to brew and release Highway 78 Scotch Ale, named for California State Highway 78 that links Vista and the other two cities.
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  • If you are staying in San Diego or LaJolla and have any interest in craft brews, you will enjoy dropping in at Green Flash. Off the beaten path and no easy public transit. We could not get in one of t...  more »
  • My bf and I had the awesome opportunity of taking a private tour with Adam this past weekend. This is a must see place when you are in San Diego, if you enjoy great craft beer. All of the employees ar...  more »
  • Green Flash was our first stop for brewery visits in San Diego. Had a beer and then it was announced the last tour of the day was about to happen. We ended up being the only two in our group, and am s...  more »
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  • My bf and I had the awesome opportunity of taking a private tour with Adam this past weekend. This is a must see place when you are in San Diego, if you enjoy great craft beer. All of the employees are friendly, the beer selection is amazing, and it's truly a learning experience. Adam was so sweet, very welcoming, and incredibly knowledgeable. We left feeling buzzed and even more educated on different types of beer and craft processing. They have great quality food trucks and a nice outdoor seating area. This brewery is worth the drive from wherever you are in the SD area. We absolutely loved the experience and highly recommend it to any locals or tourists.
  • Great tasting room and a really enjoyable tour. The tour was $6.50 but it comes with enough samples to make it worth it! Our tour guide was great and the beer was really tasty. They do have a food truck outside that has some good options if you're hungry.
  • Neat tasting room with full exposure to the brewing process surrounding the sampling area. Plentiful variety on tap to create whatever kind of flight you want. Personally, a bit hop-heavy for me, but it is the West Coast after all. Worth a stop, but you'll probably only need 45-60 minutes.
  • Great tasting room, pretty easy parking and easy to find. Seams to bring in a friendly crowed and there looks to be a food truck on site most of the time (didn't try but looked good). If you're not into the IPA scene like myself not to worry, they still have a lot of great alternatives, I enjoyed "Willy Vanily" and "Belgique".
  • awesome variety of beers, nice outside space and good food. Service could improve. Souvenirs highly expensive.