Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
3.15/5 rDev -26.2%
Once again this brewery had your typical san diego business park location with a pretty small tasting due to the equipment taking up most of the space. Cool laid back drinking atmoshpere with plenty of beer enthusiast chillin drinking. The selection was basically the year round offerings but with a few other tap only brews which was nice to see. The quality this time around was not to great cause most of their beers seemed to have this metallic flavor to them due to dirty tap lines or something else. They seriously tasted like they were dry hopped with nickels or dimes. The brewery staff was cool and was nice to finally check this brewpub in person, hopefully their beers will be taste better next time around.
01-25-2011 03:32:46 | More by Gobzilla
3.61/5 rDev -15.5%
Stop #3 on my SD brewery Tour on 9/3. Exterior looked pretty cool with the glass paneling. Inside it's also equally impressive with a very wide open space peering out into the brewery. Fermentation tanks, holding vessels, bottling line are all within easy sightlines. Barrel aged setup right next to tasting room wall.
Tasting room itself was clean but rather expansive. Not a bad thing if the crowds were in, but when I visited I felt like it was a little too big to get really comfortable. They do have a side courtyard with picnic benches where you can relax outside and strike up a conversation. Would have liked to see some hops growing in the garden-like area, like some other breweries have, but I guess the place is still too new.
Customer service was good. The pourers were very accommodating. Was disappointed to hear the food truck wouldn't be by on the Sunday I was there. Wish they would have made some arrangements for some food to go with all the beer on an empty stomach. Did get a great tip to Bangin' Burger a liitle ways south (awesome food!).
Thought the beer was okay. Besides the excellent West Coast IPA, I couldn't find another selection that I was particularly fond of. After already visited Ballast Point and AleSmith just earlier I was somewhat letdown with the specialty beers.
Overall, it was worth a visit. This place has definite potential, but it was still too new to really get comfortable and enjoy some beer in a unique setting.
09-14-2011 13:53:07 | More by jwhancher
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.
01-31-2011 00:15:25 | More by t0rin0
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
I thought the brewery set up was really nice, the selection wasn't to impressive, but we enjoyed our selves in the nicely arranged environment. I don't plan on going back, so many awesome breweries in san diego. The guy at the front door wouldn't take our picture, pretty rude too. One time deal.
08-05-2013 04:05:07 | More by JonathanC
Green Flash Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
95 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.