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Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego
(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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A great brewing company, provides a happy, cheerful experience! The tour guide was amazing, we learned about the art of brewing, beers, their business...also the tasting room is really great. Everyone...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Fantastic beer selection, affordable prices, and great service. We met here for a few tasters before getting on the free shuttle to Cellar 3, their Poway outpost. We had received conflicting information about the shuttle departure time and the Green Flash staff was fantastic about correcting the mistake and making sure we were on the shuttle in time. The outdoor space is a great place to spend the afternoon drinking great beer. We didn't have any food from the food truck but it looked and smelled great!
  • If you haven't been around to San Diego's many breweries, this is a great place to start. The beer is great. My favorites are the Le Freak and Trippel. The outdoor seating/lounge area is nice and cozy. They have rotating food trucks, but the only one I've seen is the Green Flash truck. Food was almost as good as the beer U_U. If you can, plan ahead for your visit to also get the tour! I haven't gone yet, but plan to soon.
  • A really fun brewery tour. The tour guide gave more brewing jokes than most other brewery tours. It's $6.50 and you get 4 beers along the way- a great bargain. The tasting room itself is relatively normal. They have a bunch of beers on tap and a quality food truck stationed outside.
  • 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!
  • 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.