I’d never even heard of Green Flash prior to being recommended this place by a friend, but now I notice it’s sold EVERYWHERE! Whoops.
This Brewery has a tasting room which sells generous tastings for $1 each.
inside the tasting room
generous $1 tastings
on our tour of Green Flash Brewery
We also happened to arrive at the time a tour was taking place. The tour is $5, but you get 4 tastings included in that, which brings the actual cost of the tour down to a mere $1.
I love beer but know nothing about it. I didn’t even know what hops were or that IPA’s were full of them until that tour. Our tour guide was a young woman with a very zen personality, which I loved (not too crunchy, not too peppy). A couple things I learned… for one, that everything going into beer is very natural. We even sampled some of the malted barley, which tasted like cereal with a nice crunch to it. Also, just as wine with hints of blackberry and apricot doesn’t contain any blackberries or apricots, likewise, beer that has a coffee taste doesn’t contain any coffee. Rather, you get that coffee flavor by using barley that’s been roasted. Our tour guide also gave us some information on how someone becomes a professional brewer and the shelf life of beer (IPA’s = 90 days max ideally), which I had no idea of prior. Good shit!