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Green Flash Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Green Flash Brewing Co.Green Flash Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

154 Ratings
Ratings: 154
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.24%
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 29,923
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, California, 92121
United States
phone: (760) 597-9012

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greenflashbeer

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Photo of t0rin0
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%

Visited a half a dozen times between 2007 and now.

The tasting is all done inside the brewery. There is no real tasting room nor are there any chairs to sit on. They just have some taps running through the wall of a keg fridge and a plastic fold up table that they set up every Saturday. Not sure what the policy is on wandering the brewery but they've never said anything to me about exploring. I'd score this higher but the last time I was there they had thousands of pounds of spent grain sitting outside waiting to be hauled off. It STUNK inside and in the general vicinity of the brewery.

The beer is usually pretty good and probably warrants a better score but the last time I was there (with gobzilla) the beers all had a strange metallic flavor. Most were total drain pours.

The people that work are always very nice and try their best to accomodate you. I remember in the early(er) days of the brewery there would be one, maybe two people working the tasting and that person would usually have been drinking a bit with the customers. In general they are pretty laid back.

The selection definitely falls into categories. Hoppy, Belgian, and other. But at least there are choices. If you are a hophead then SD is the place to be. Here you can have any number of moderate to intense doses of hops (ESB, 30th St Pale, West Coast IPA, Hop Head Red, Imperial IPA, etc). They have a Belgian brown, stout, IPA, and tripel. The selection is rounded out by a porter, stout, double stout, and barleywine.

Go if you want to support these guys or if you havent been but once or twice is enough for the tickers. Most of their beers are either bottled or available by the keg.

Prices are great, the hours are not.

t0rin0, Jan 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

blabaer, Saturday at 12:24 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +5.9%

stomioka, Friday at 10:29 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

BeerBeast, Sep 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

dagubna, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DerekCarruth, Sep 16, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +15.2%

BWFFBW, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

tally, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Luisfcarrizo, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Gavage, Sep 08, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev -13.8%

jaxachilles, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

JkOd81127, Sep 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Horbar, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

brywhite, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

patklupe, Aug 28, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +5.9%

holmesmi, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of MadCat
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

This is a fairly new brewery for Green Flash. It is fairly large, max capacity of 100,000 barrels. It is very clean and inviting. Doors are wide open with fans running, very nice temperature inside. You walk into the tasting room, with a gift shop off to the side. To the other side is a place to walk back outside into a walled off section with access to a food truck. The selection of food trucks rotates daily, and they seem to all be quality. Chop Soo-ey was there when I went, and it is very good. So, having food and beer goes well together, there were 11 different beers available, though it looked like they had room for one more draft, and one cask. They offer tours, which are $5 a pop, but include four tasters, and run for an hour or more. Very educational and extensive tour, and you get to sample four of their most common beers. Overall, a very enjoyable experience, and I will have to make it to the Virginia Beach location when that opens up.

MadCat, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

sunny289, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Evan, Aug 23, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +3%

bluetrevian, Aug 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Pete27lax, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Keananmichael5, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Lucnifter, Aug 15, 2014
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Green Flash Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.