Some of the labels of the Green Flash Brewing Company
Some of the labels of the Green Flash Brewing Company

I received an email today from Wine World announcing that they have a great way of celebrating Leap Day. They are receiving some “wildly popular” brews from Green Flash Brewing Company. The motto of this San Diego brewery? “Taste it once, remember it forever.”
Okay. I’m game. I’ll stop by and get some and report back. Why wait for me to try it first. Stop by and try it and let me know what you think.

Here’s some descriptions from their website.

West Cost IPA – A menagerie of hops is layered throughout the brewing process: Simcoe for unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma. A multi-dimensional hop experience. 7.3% ABV.

Hop Head Red IPA – Resinous hop characteristics emerge from an enormous hopping with Columbus, Nugget and Amarillo overtaking the rich caramel malt base. To add luscious
hop flavors and enticingly floral hop aromas, we dry-hop the brew with bucket loads of Amarillo hops. Welcome to the world of Red IPA. 7.0%.

Double Stout Black Ale – Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with satin smooth finish. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex. 8.8% ABV.

Imperial IPA – San Diego IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is pale in color, super-hoppy, high-gravity, yet a highly quaffable ale. Our Imperial IPA is created in this new tradition with intense hop flavors and aromas from a unique blend of Summit and Nugget hops. 9.4% ABV.

Trippel Ale – Rich, pale malt flavors provide a solid base for zesty Styrian Golding and Czech Saaz hopping. Trappist ale yeast contributes the fruity, spicy profile of classic, monk-brewed, Belgian ales. Our Trippel is a luscious, fiery, golden brew and a contemporary rendition of traditional Belgian Trippel. 9.7% ABV.

Rayon Vert – If Green Flash were founded in historical Belgium, Rayon Vert would have been our flagship brew. A bold layering of hops finds balance from traditional malts. Bottle conditioning with fresh ale yeast and Brettanomyces finishes the beer, adding a delightful effervescence, dryness and continuously evolving character. Rayon Vert is Green Flash. 7.0% ABV.

Le Freak Ale – An ‘out of the box’ modern ale crafted by converging two beer styles, Belgian Trippel and American Imperial IPA. Dry-Hopped and Bottle-Conditioned – it’s a zesty brew with enticing American hop and fruity Belgian yeast aromatics. 9.2%.
–from the Green Flash Brewing Company website

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