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Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Brewing Co.Green Flash Brewing Co.
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3.89/5
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38,517 Ratings
Green Flash Brewing Co.Green Flash Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

6550 Mira Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, California, 92121
United States

(858) 622-0085 | map
greenflashbrew.com

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98
Reviews:
9,561
Ratings:
38,517
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.23/5
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
251
pDev:
13.24%
 
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Reviews by sulldaddy:
Photo of sulldaddy
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I visited this brewery with my buddy ragingbull. The brewery is in an industrial building and is easy to find due to a well lit sign on the front.
Walking past some offices you come into the production floor of the brewery where there is a huge U shaped bar and wide open floor plan.
Another bar area is in front of some t-shirts and other paraphernalia. behind the bar are large easy to read signs as to what is on tap, which amounts to everything the bar has to offer, approximately 20 beers. Many staff members are on hand to take orders, 1 oz samples, 8 oz pours or full pints are available. Growlers to go and bombers, 6 packs I think even sixtels and kegs out the door if you want.
The staff are very knowledgeable and answered our questions with ease. Lots about the various types of oak barrels aging brews juston the other side of the bar. We had samples of the black IPA, barleywine, rayon vert, and la freak. All were quite tasty. Left with bomber of barleywine and growler of black IPA.
Definitely worth a stop when in San Digeo. No food minus a truck parked outside and I think you may be able to bring in your own grub if you wanted since there are some picnic tables outside.
Stop in and try some beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of frasergrove
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AlexCarls
3.86/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of chrisjws
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of BeanBump
3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 2.5

Ill be honest, hoppy beers have never been my thing. That being said, even though IPAs arent my go-to, I can still tell the difference between a well-crafted hoppy beer and a so-so beer that just had a bunch of hops tossed into it. Green Flash has some good beers, no doubt about it...but they also have a few borderline crappy beers that are just hopped up. None of that really matters though, as this place is almost always busy and there is never any shortage of local hopheads who will willingly slap down $30 to get IPA'd up after work. To each his own.

Not my favorite spot in SD but if you're way into IPAs they've got you covered. On any given day, they'll have about 25 beers on tap and Id venture to guess that 20 of them are hoppy.

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Photo of brycevolk
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Goose01
2.97/5  rDev -29.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of MikeJet32
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BrusselsBeerBox
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best place to sample all of Green Flash beers at an affordable price
The brewery visit is interesting but not different that any other brewery visit
The burgers from the food truck in the "garden" is worth to try

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

It's nice to know that Green Flash owns Alpine. A two in one special Visit. Nice spot with a great selection. Decent vibe and mixed crowd. Would definitely come back and visit.

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Photo of TheBasedElliot
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of krbrevard
4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SmokingWood
2.76/5  rDev -34.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Drew_V_dt
4.57/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DaltonCastle
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Been here 3 times. Two times during normal operation and for Treasure Chest 2015. Treasure Chest was a well run event with a good variety of beers and food to pair with them. Each staff member that I have encountered were very pleasant.

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Photo of NikLuna
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 2

Photo of dsshuck
3.89/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Hit there midweek in the afternoon. Not too crowded but also no place to sit in a large open room at one end of the brewery. Bar service was good and very informative about the 28 beers they had on tap at the time including some from Alpine.
Great place to check out a large selection of their beers but nothing special.

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Green Flash Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 38,517 ratings
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