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Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego

Categories: Breweries, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is an amazing brewery totally recommend taking the brewery tour it's very educational and the beer tasting is cool. The beer is really good, it can be very busy on the weekends 
  • Visited the brew company while on a business trip. No bar stools or seats, this is a tasting room.....and quite a large one at that! There is a beer for every taste here and a very friendly staff. Wea...  read more »
  • This place is well organized and super spacious. The staff throughout the site were super friendly and were helpful with making recommendations for our next drafts. Nice energy in this space and I hop...  read more »
  • Oh what can I say about this place other than the fact that it is amazing.... Great beer, awesome outside venue for music and seating, constant food trucks for munching and a shuttle that takes you to and from their other place. Loved it here. Will definitely be coming back. Only less than stellar note is there is no real indoor seating.
  • Here on a Thursday, open at 3. Excellent selection of beers as well as a food truck serving both one handed and two handed options. Fresh beer on tap as well as rare and collab beers. There is even a shuttle that will take you to other area breweries and tap houses. Be sure to grab a growler filled with your favorite pour on the way out to enjoy later!
  • Numerous great things about this place. For starters, the beer is really really good. I usually get the west coast IPA, but I haven't had a bad beer yet. Second, is that their out door patio is really cool, and they have a Green Flash food truck!! The food is good, the beer is great. And the atmosphere is great as well. They also have exceptional service. The bartenders frequently go around cleaning up and asking if the patrons are doing alright. This place is a top notch brewery. Enjoy with caution, the beers are strong :)
  • No issues here! The beer isn't even expensive! I was expecting to pay significantly more. Also, forget the price, the brews here are fantastic. Even if you don't enjoy all the styles they have, you'll find something that you enjoy because they have at least 25 different brews.
  • Pays to have connections! Rolled up a few hours before they were open (because we forgot to check *facepalm*) and still managed to squeeze a quick tour and tasting in! Great to see where Green Flash is made. Was able to try a new (to me) variety on site as well. The Palate Wrecker Imperial IPA, great stuff!
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