Green Cheek Beer Co (Evan Price) Takes Over Valiant Brewing Space

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  1. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (552) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Found this on social media … looks like ex-Noble peeps Evan Price and Brian Rauso have landed at Valiant Brewing’s old facility per California ABC license -> http://abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSdata.asp?ID=143154167 … operating as Green Cheek Beer Company. These two make a solid duo – looking forward to their offerings.
     
  2. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (238) May 2, 2016 California
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    Shame that location is a pain in the ass to get to, just one of my gripes I had with Valiant.
     
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  3. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (332) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    That was quick for Evan and the Valiant space. Can't wait to try some of his new creations.
     
  4. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (552) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Pain? I mean they certainly could use better signage (always sucks to try and figure out which driveway to pull into), but I thought it's in a fairly accessible area - not much different than say Noble or Barley Forge.
     
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  5. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (238) May 2, 2016 California
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    The few times I went it was late at night, I totally agree on the signage and driveway part.

    Parking is somewhat scarce in the area, and depending on what they brew (and maybe what is canned?) I can see that being an issue too.
     
  6. ryno09

    ryno09 Aspirant (219) May 1, 2010 California

    "If you build it, they will come."
     
  7. homer281

    homer281 Initiate (121) Nov 21, 2013 California

    Looking forward to drinking Evan's beers without having to check the schedule and make sure there's not a home game first.
     
  8. beerman4

    beerman4 Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2009 California

    I'm sad to see Valiant close. But I am stoked to see what Even does with Green Cheek brewery. I live across the street and it is nice to have a brewery in crawling distance from my house. It's not that hard to find, just look for the big red arrow that points to the left! But I see people missing it every time.
     
  9. Miruguy

    Miruguy Initiate (172) Nov 22, 2010 California

    Maybe Vito can follow them and continue the childish marketing campaign over there . . .
     
  10. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (552) Jun 9, 2011 California
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  11. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (552) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    More details coming out regarding Green Cheek as a bunch of "PR" hit today:

    - They will be located in Valiant's former space and acquired Valiant's assets only (brewing equipment).
    - Name "Green Cheek" = "We have these beautiful green, loud parrots here in Orange County called Green Cheek parrots. They are very social, like us, so that’s our inspiration."
    - Target Opening Date = end of May
    - IPAs will be canned, others in bottles
    - Barrel program is planned for sour and wild ales
    - Adjunct stouts are planned
    - Upcoming collab with Cellarmaker (a hazy IPA)

    More info here -> http://thefullpint.com/beer-news/evan-price-brian-rauso-launch-green-cheek-beer-co/
     
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  12. 3SH33TS

    3SH33TS Aspirant (228) Dec 21, 2010 California
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    Adjunct stouts, hazy IPAs, and sours... Catchy would've loved this announcement.
     
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  13. homer281

    homer281 Initiate (121) Nov 21, 2013 California

    Enjoyed this exchange:

    "TFP: Uh oh, did you say Hazy IPA?

    EP: It just so happens that’s the type of beer we’ll be making with Cellarmaker, but it won’t define us. We aren’t going to say no to the haze, but we aren’t going to sell out what’s true to us and just crank out nothing but haze bombs. There will be a balance."
     
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  14. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (910) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Well this should be interesting.
    Offshoot this........NOW.
    Green Cheek......lol. More happiness in the oc.
     
  15. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (184) Jul 27, 2015 California

    End of May opening? I mean, at least they have a head start with the bones of Valiant but when has a brewery ever open on time?
     
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  16. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (238) May 2, 2016 California
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    Keep in mind we're dealing we're not dealing with LA county on this one, I've heard the Orange Curtain is a lot more hospitable for breweries.
     
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  17. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (552) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Especially the city of Anaheim ... its Mayor is on record saying it wants Anaheim to be known as "Beer City" ... so he's cutting the red tape and basically making it easier for breweries to open in his city.
     
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  18. Aaronkv

    Aaronkv Initiate (162) Jul 9, 2013 California

    Any word on an opening?

    The collab with El Segundo is really good.
     
  19. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (910) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    The word on the street for an opening is no word yet. Pretty quite out there. Maybe sometime this year? Shouldn't be too long as they have a lot of the equipment in place already.
    I thought the collab was good. For me...a little too sweet at 8.8. :grinning::grinning::grinning::grinning:
     
  20. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (332) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    Beginner's Luck was very unique and has great white wine notes. Cannot wait to see what Evan does next.
     
  21. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (522) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Word. I always feel like an idiot when ordering one of Noble's beers. Don't make me -- a grown-ass man -- say something like "I'll have the Clown Fart IPA", or whatever the ridiculous name is of the beer that I want.
     
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  22. Hype_Train

    Hype_Train Initiate (169) Feb 8, 2017 California

    Not gonna lie, I laughed at this so hard I did fart. @Vito_at_Noble should be proud of my ass talents.
     
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  23. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (184) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Don't be ashamed, throw off that yoke of toxic beersculinity and just embrace it.
     
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  24. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (522) Dec 19, 2006 California
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    Maybe I need to have a beer and lighten up.
     
  25. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Devotee (458) May 19, 2011 California
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    As long as it isn't Bud Light.
     
  26. SuperWhip

    SuperWhip Initiate (59) Jul 13, 2011 California

    I'm hearing it should be in June

    No word on which year though
     
  27. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (552) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Hopparazzi syndrome :slight_smile:
     
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  28. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (184) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Don't you put that evil on them.
     
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  29. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Aspirant (225) Dec 26, 2013 California
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    I'm pretty sure the rep at their stall at vegan beer fest said June 14th
     
  30. AndyBrewsBeer

    AndyBrewsBeer Initiate (99) May 6, 2015 California
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    Per the IG account for Hollingshead Deli, they are going to be tapping three Green Cheek kegs (pale ale, IPA, hazy IPA) this evening at 5pm. Looks like Evan and Brian will be there.
     
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  31. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (910) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    :grinning: Anybody make it over to Hollingshead Deli last evening? :grinning:
     
  32. wilymobastardo

    wilymobastardo Aspirant (222) Jan 12, 2015 California
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    Are they open yet? Was hoping to swing by after can pick-up at Noble.
     
  33. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Devotee (489) Jan 7, 2013 California

    wait just a little bit longer. It's worth it. The lager and hazy beer were great today. This playa gonna make some noise this week. :wink:
     
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  34. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (184) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Tried to get a taste of their stuff during LA Beer Week's kickoff but they were all out by the time I got to them :slight_frown:
     
  35. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,045) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Same. They kicked quick.
     
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  36. mdlb44

    mdlb44 Devotee (403) Apr 29, 2014 California

    Spoke to Evan at LABW. Opening friday with first can release Saturday
     
  37. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (128) Dec 19, 2010 California
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    But will it be hazy?! :rolling_eyes:
     
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  38. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (184) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Dang, starting the ground running.
     
  39. Jfa82

    Jfa82 Initiate (143) Apr 9, 2016 California
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    Saturday? But I can't be in line at 3 am...
     
  40. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (184) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Per Instagram the opening is this Friday at 5 p.m.
     
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