Green Flash Brewing Co. to open Nov. 13 in Virginia Beach
Green Flash Brewing Co., based in San Diego, said Tuesday today that it will open its East Coast craft brewing facility in Virginia Beach on Nov. 13.
The $20 million facility, located at the corner of General Booth Boulevard and Corporate Landing Parkway, will include a 58,000-square-foot tasting room with 30 beers on tap, a beer garden, food trucks, a retail store, private-event room and garden.
Upon completion, the the company said the production facility will provide freight efficiencies for Green Flash’s beer distribution throughout the East Coast.
An official grand opening will be held on Sunday, Nov. 13. The brewery said it will celebrate with a weekend of events, including the third annual Treasure Chest Fest, part of its national initiative to raise money for breast cancer charities.
It will host that ticketed event on Saturday, Nov. 12, which will be the first opportunity for visitors to explore the new brewery, followed by the grand opening celebration that will be open to the public on Nov. 13.
“The new brewery will allow us to offer East Coast consumers fresh Green Flash beers at West Coast pricing starting Jan. 1, 2017,” Mike Hinkley, co-founder and CEO of Green Flash, said in a statement.
The interior of the brewery’s production floor has been designed to duplicate the operations of the San Diego brewery, with brew house and fermentation cellar equipment manufactured by Paul Mueller Co. of Springfield, Mo.
The ultimate production capacity will be 100,000 annual barrels.
Green Flash said it is in the process of hiring staff for both the brewery and tasting room, and expects to employ 40 local residents when fully staffed. Green Flash is working with developer, The Miller Group, on the project.