Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Brewing Co.Green Flash Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
3.9/5
38,454 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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BEER STATS
Beers:
101
Reviews:
9,551
Ratings:
38,454
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.23/5
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
247
pDev:
13.24%
 
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of ARoman
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I was slightly disappointed at first, I was on a beer tour of San Diego, and for some reason I wrote down that they opened their taproom at 11am, but when I arrived shortly after that, they were closed, and I learned that they didn’t open until 3pm. Fortunately there were a number of other options in the area to hold me over til then ... and it was worth the wait. Yes, it’s in an industrial park, but they do a good job of hiding that fact once you’re there. It’s a really cool factory-like indoor area (where the taps are) and a gorgeous outdoor beer garden. Even though it felt crowded, there really wasn’t a wait to get anything - their staff flies around. Of course, they had all the Green Flash regular, seasonal, and experimental selection you could want. All the samples I had were only $1, a theme I noticed among taprooms in the northern greater SD-area, and my wallet appreciated it greatly. They don’t serve food themselves, but have a rotating food truck schedule that pulls right up to the beer garden (and was delicious). I had about seven samples, getting a good sampling of their range, but had such a good time socializing with strangers that I didn’t take very good notes at all; although, there was no beer in that group that I remember thinking "man, I’ll never get that again." I consider it as good an excuse as any (as if I needed one) to revisit this taproom next time I’m in the area.

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Photo of the_encinitan
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of demon
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Melocollo
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Efeezle
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Extremely happy with what I've had from green flash

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Photo of psweendogg
4.57/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of captaincoffee
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Not sure why I never got around to reviewing Green Flash after my last SoCal microbrews trip there. Along with Iron Fist and Stone, this place has made San Diego a beer lovers city. All-round great stuff here.

Like most of the newer breweries I've been to in SD, they have a warehouse feel that make you feel you are in a brewery and not a bar. However, I visited about 2 years ago, so they may have changed the decor since then. Food, at that time at least, was via food trucks.

Great beer with very mellow vibe. Unless increased popularity and notoriety has changed the place, I would definitely recommend.

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Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Mike_Amps
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of BoozyCollins21
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ryan_Cates
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of SmashPants
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of pbalsniper
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Dogfishnoggen
4/5  rDev -5.4%

my brother thinks it is a watery IPA. I wouldn't be so harsh, but nothing seems to be amazing.

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Photo of SeattleBoB76
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MadHopster
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tonyrocknroll
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of alex2014
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Green Flash Brewing Co. in San Diego, CA
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 38,454 ratings
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