Wednesday, 04 May 2011 11:45
Green Flash Brewing Co. Expands to 45,000SF Brewery in San DiegoWritten by Erin Peters
San Diego, CA – May 2, 2011 – Green Flash Brewing Co. is proud to announce the opening of its new 45,000sf brewery located at 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd. in San Diego. The official opening is June 1, 2011. The facility consists of a state of the art brewery, office space and a 4,000sf tasting room. The brew house was custom built by Paul Mueller Company of Springfield Missouri and is a 50 barrel, eight vessel, fully automated brew house that was engineered specifically for Green Flash's selection of ales. The brewery will have start up capacity of 45,000 barrels per year and the ability to grow to more than 100,000 barrels per year.
CEO Mike Hinkley on the brewery: "We are so proud of the new brewery. It took two years of planning, nine months of construction and absolute dedication by the entire Green Flash team. Chuck and all of our brewer's will bring the same passion and spirit to the craft, but will now have the tools available to ensure great quality and consistency in every batch while producing enough to satisfy the great demand for our ales. The added capacity will also allow us to expand into select new markets after we have fulfilled the orders within our current distribution area."
Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva, added, "I'm very excited to have brand new, custom built, state of the art brewing equipment to brew on in our new facility in San Diego. While the new equipment will help improve our quality, efficiency, and throughput it will also give us the ability to expand the line up with new releases, and extend our seasonal and specialty offerings in the bottle as well as on draft. It really is a dream come true to brew beer at this level and on this scale, allowing me to share my craft with so many people."
Green Flash will showcase its award-winning beers to the public in its new 4,000sf tasting room. The tasting room will serve samples, as well as pints and growlers, offering our full array of available beer styles, some of which are only available at the tasting room. Customers will also be able to purchase kegs and cases to go. In addition to the beer, the gift shop will stock Green Flash merchandise, including t-shirts, glassware and other gift items. Brewery tours will be available on a regularly scheduled basis.
Tasting room hours: Wednesday through Friday, 3-9 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 9pm. To celebrate the opening of the new tasting room, we will be having a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, July 23, 2011, from 12noon – 4p, on location. We will have many beers on tap, fun activities, and the San Diego Gastro Food Trucks will be on site offering food for purchase.
The Green Flash tasting room in Vista will officially close its doors on May 29, 2011. There will be a Farewell/Customer Appreciation Party from 12noon – 4pm that day, with complimentary food and prizes.
Green Flash Brewing Co., located in San Diego, California, was founded in 2002 by Mike and Lisa Hinkley. Brewing operations are led by Chuck Silva. We are an award-winning brewer of fine, hand-crafted ales, and specialize in brewing assertive and distinctive beers, such as our West Coast I.P.A.: an award-winning beer whose wide acceptance has helped define a category. We brew nine styles of beer regularly, on draught and in bottles. We also brew seasonal and special offerings, including several barrel-aged beers, throughout the year. The tasting room is open to the public, Wednesday through Friday from 3 – 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon- 9pm. Please see our website: http://www.greenflashbrew.com for more information.
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