California: one of the first havens of the craft beer boom. San Diego: the fertile crescent of the California scene. I could rattle off several amazing breweries from the San Diego surrounding area…and I am sure you could too. I wanted to put one in particular on a pedestal this week. The first to reach all fifty states. If you couldn’t have guessed from the title, I am talking about Green Flash. Teaming up with Alpine and expanding their sour cellar has caused a lot of head turning in the industry. So, what’s next? A second brewery on the West Coast to insure quality and freshness to all fifty states. Making big moves would be an understatement. Enough about that, let’s talk about their brews.
And Now, the Brews
|Green Flash | Sea to Sea | Lager|
|There is something to be said about making a lager that has no impurities. It’s one of the signs of a truly great brewer. Sea to Sea is one such lager. Slightly sweet and toasty on the nose. Lightly hazy and golden in hue. Crisp, clean, and refreshing on the front pallet with a touch of biscuity malts. Nothing bold about this beer, and that’s what I want out of a quality craft lager. Pairs well with winterizing your lawnmower and attempting to unearth your Halloween decorations—”Honey, where are all of our skeletons?”|
|6pk cn | 4% ABV | 23 IBUs|
|Green Flash | Jibe | Session IPA|
|Hoppy and sessionable are the words best used to describe my favorite style of beer. So, this one peaked my attention from the get-go. A brilliantly bright and tropical nose reminds me of fresh cut citrus fruit. The flavor is equally as tropical and juicy. This beer is so crushable it might as well be my heart in regards to this Minnesota Twins season. Pairs well with regretting your fantasy football draft picks or celebrating placing first in your fantasy baseball league.|
|6pk cn | 4% ABV | 65 IBUs|
Nick Brown, signing out.