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Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto launches year-round in February

Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto

Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto will join the brewery’s year-round lineup in February, 2016. A graduate of the brewery’s small-batch “Genius” program.

Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto‘s base is a baltic porter, that has been infused with espresso, candi sugar, and lactose milk sugar. The beer first appeared as a part of the brewery’s pilot beer program, available in the San Diego tap room. “Ristretto” is a strong espresso drink.

Marvel at its rich black appearance with bruleed edges and mocha-colored beer foam. Breathe in its coffee aroma and sweet malts, and savor its smooth, espresso, chocolate flavor.

Green Flash Cosmic Ristretto will be a 22 ounce bottle and draft offering, starting in February, 2016.

Style: Baltic Porter (w/ Espresso)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round

Release: February, 2016

8.2% ABV

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Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos coming year-round in February

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos joins the brewery’s lineup in February, 2016.

The San Diego based brewery is taking their Double Stout, and nuancing it with Serrano chilies. The result is a chocolatey, rich, spicy Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos.

Turn up the heat with our Dia de los Serranos Double Stout. With rich layers of flavor reminiscent of your abuela’s celebrated mole recipe, this Double Stout reveals notes of roasted malt, coffee, and sweet bakers chocolate with a caliente kick of fresh Serrano Chiles. Paired with spicy foods or BBQ, it’s delicioso. ¡Dios mío! I’m going to need una mas…

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos joins the brewery’s lineup year-round in February, 2016.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Serrano Peppers)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Release: February, 2016

8.8% ABV, 45 IBUs

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Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker, a future bottle potential

Green Flash Passionfruit Kicker

Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker, a new wheat ale brewed, is on the horizon from the San Diego, California based brewery.

The soft wheat base for Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker sets the stage for the passionfruit tea, and juice that will headline this beer’s flavor. (and ultimately, ratings.)

We’ve kicked it up a notch by adding a tropical twist to this refreshing ale. Get amped on Passion Fruit Kicker – a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, smooth brew with sweet, tart, fruity flavor. We layer passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice with wheat malt and 2-row malted barley to bring you this exhilarating crowd pleaser. Your palate will do a 360 for more of this luscious wheat ale.

Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Wheat Ale (w/ Passionfruit Tea, Passionfruit Juice)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: TBA

5.5% ABV

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Green Flash Tangerine Soul Style IPA coming in 2016

Green Flash Tangerine Soul Style IPA

Earlier this year, Green Flash launched Soul Style IPA as a year-round IPA offering. In 2016, Green Flash Tangerine Soul Style IPA will grace the lineup.

Using a blend of the same hops as the current Soul Style IPA, plus tangerine zest, a new year rounder was born.

Enjoy a So Cal summer year-round with Tangerine Soul Style IPA. This delectable brew is one way ticket to taste bud paradise. Relax and take in the brilliant, golden-orange color and fresh aroma of effervescent tangerine and orange. Tangerine zest carries throughout, accented by bright, flowery, tropical flavors and a sweet finish. Brewed with American caramel malts and a blend of Simcoe, Citra, and Cascade hops, this is a beautiful brew to behold.

Green Flash Tangerine Soul Style IPA is a future 12 ounce bottle, and draft offering.

Style: IPA (w/ Tangerine Zest)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: 2016

6.5% ABV, 75 IBUs

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Green Flash Oculus Sauvage hits distribution

Green Flash Oculus Sauvage

Green Flash Oculus Sauvage joins the San Diego, California brewery’s Cellar 3 Series on September 19th.

The base beer for Green Flash Oculus Sauvage is a Belgian-style IPA/tripel hybrid, aged in red wine barrels with Brettanomyces.

Highly nuanced, the resinous hops characteristics are refined by barrel-drawn notes of vanilla and French oak tannins. Wild yeast imparts a barnyard funk with hints of apple orchard that linger in the finish.

A special tasting is planned for Green Flash Oculus Savage in the brewery’s Cellar 3 location on Saturday. Available in 750ml corked & caged bottles.

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged. Wine Aged.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Corked & Caged.
Release: 9/18/15

10.1% ABV

Catch up: The Green Flash Cellar 3 Series 

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Green Flash Hand Shake IPA, a Collaboration with Alpine

Green Flash Handshake IPA

Green Flash Hand Shake IPA is coming out off the recent merger with Alpine Beer Co.

About a year ago, Green Flash Brewing “acquired’ Alpine Beer Co., in a deal that has seen Alpine’s beers brewed and distributed through Green Flash. This acquisition is a craft acquiring craft move, instead of a big brewery buying out the smaller one.

Enter Green Flash Hand Shake IPA. A co-brew, born out of the friendship and business relationship of the two breweries. If you know the duo, then you already know the beer has to be a hoppy one.

Hand Hake IPA is a commemorative collaboration beer brewed to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Green Flash and Alpine Brewing Company union. Brewmasters Pat and Shawn Mcilhenney and Chuck Silva combined peers to create an IPA worth of sharing with good friends. Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado hops create a fresh, orange, peppery flavor with an earthy bitter finish. So delicious, let’s toast to a beautiful friendship.

Green Flash Hand Shake IPA is a 22 ounce bottle offering, not yet announced by the brewery.

Style: IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado

Availability: 22oz Bottle, Draft.
Release: TBA

7% ABV, 75 IBUS

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Chuck Silva Resigns from Green Flash to Build New Brewery

Chuck Silva, brewmaster and Vice President of Operations at Green Flash Brewing, is stepping down after 11 years with the brewery. His intention is to open his own brewery in California’s San Luis Obispo County.

“Words cannot express my deep level of appreciation for the opportunities that Green Flash Founders Mike and Lisa Hinkley have provided me over the past decade-plus,” says Silva. “Together, we pooled our shared passion and determination to accomplish great things and introduce drinkers across the country to innovative, largely hop-forward beers that I was proud to help craft along with Green Flash’s passionate brewing staff. I will miss them all, but feel now is the time to focus on this next chapter.”

Silva grew up in California’s central coast, and looks forward to building a brewery in his home with new wife, Mary Jo.

A quick bio on Silva he sent over with his announcement:

ABOUT CHUCK SILVA: As the former Brewmaster and VP of Brewing Operations at Green Flash Brewing Co., Chuck Silva became well known for his award-winning, flavor-forward beer creations. He began his brewing career in San Diego after attending the American Brewers Guild and subsequent Craft Brewers Apprenticeship. Silva started as the Brewmaster for Green Flash Brewing Company in 2004 with an immediate focus on recipe formulation and development. He led Green Flash Brewing through two expansions in 2007 and 2009. In the fall of 2010, he led the brewery through a 44,000-square-foot build-out and moved brewing operations to a new, much larger San Diego facility, upping production to 45,000 barrels per year by the end of 2011. In 2015, Chuck led the brewery’s expansion in San Diego to a separate space in North San Diego County dedicated to housing all of the brand’s rare and barrel aged beers under the name Cellar 3. He was also integral to the planning of the company’s second brewing facility in Virginia Beach, Va.