3 Reasons You Need to Visit Green Flash Brewery

Are you looking for a great place to enjoy delicious craft beer on your next San Diego vacation? If so, you need to check out Green Flash Brewery. Lead by Brewmaster Erik Jensen, the team at Green Flash has produced award-winning craft beer for nearly 15 years. Since their humble beginnings, the San Diego-based company, which now has a location on the East Coast in Virginia Beach, VA, has grown into a 70-person team and has developed a loyal following of craft beer enthusiasts nationwide. The next time you visit San Diego, visit the brewery where it all began and learn the ins and outs of Green Flash Brewery. You’ll learn a lot, but more importantly, you’ll find more than enough delicious beer to sample!

1. The Green Flash Brewery Selection is Extensive

Beer Advocate Magazine, a publication and online resource for beer enthusiasts, lists 97 current and 114 archived beers on its Green Flash Brewery profile. If you ask us, that sounds like a lot of beer. When you visit one of the two San Diego locations, this wide variety is well-represented. With up to 30 different varieties of front line beers as well as seasonal, rare and special releases, you won’t have any trouble finding a new favorite at Green Flash. The most popular beer is usually a Green Flash IPA. Try the West Coast IPA or Green Flash Soul Style.

2. You Can Take a Free Brewery Shuttle

If you visit Green Flash in San Diego, take advantage of the free brewery shuttle service they offer. With the brewery shuttle, you can travel between the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station and both of the Green Flash Brewery locations in San Diego: Green Flash Brewing Co. and Cellar 3. This is a great way to experience all aspects of Green Flash Brewing. It also makes for a fun way to spend the day!

3. There are Two San Diego Locations to Visit

Green Flash Brewing Co. distributes its beer nationwide. This means they need a lot of space to get the job done. In San Diego, you’ll find two active breweries to visit. While the breweries have many differences, they both offer guided tours and have great tasting rooms to enjoy.

Green Flash Brewing Co.

Located 20-minutes from downtown San Diego, the Green Flash tasting room on Mira Mesa Boulevard is the closest tasting room to Mission Beach. When you stay with us, this location is the ideal place to start your brewery tour. This brewery features:

  • 4,000 square foot tasting room
  • Outdoor beer garden
  • In-house Green Flash Gastro Food Truck
  • Gift shop
  • Access to the free brewery shuttle
  • 60-minute tour of the brewery and a guided tasting of four beers

Green Flash Cellar 3

Cellar 3, located in Poway, CA, is farther from downtown (about 50 minutes), but it is a great place to visit using Green Flash shuttle. Hop aboard and enjoy the ride! When you arrive, you’ll find a huge 12,000 square foot space “dedicated to the art of craft beer innovation through barrel-aging and wild yeast experimentation.” In addition, this brewery location features:

  • 2,500 square foot tasting room
  • Unique Green Flash and Cellar 3 beers on draft
  • A rotating art gallery
  • On-site food truck partners
  • 45-minute tour of the brewery and a guided tasting of three beers

Enjoy San Diego and Stay at the Beach!

Sampling great craft beer at Green Flash Brewing Co. is just one fun thing to do on a San Diego beach vacation. At Penny Realty, you’ll find spectacular bungalows, large family homes, and vacation rentals ideal for any size group. Just 20-minutes from downtown San Diego, the beautiful San Diego beaches are the perfect place to stay during a visit to the area. At Mission and Pacific Beach, you can enjoy the area’s most scenic landscape and laid back atmosphere just minutes from all the downtown action.

Join us and be our neighbor, even if it’s only for a week! Browse our vacation rental properties today. Then, contact us to plan your next beach vacation. We hope to see you soon!

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