Green Flash Brewing Co. (San Diego, California) recently announced their plans to launch the following four beers in 2016 as new year-round offerings: Passion Fruit Kicker Wheat Ale, Tangerine Soul Style India Pale Ale, Dia De Los Serranos Double Stout, and Cosmic Ristretto Baltic Porter. These new releases mark the first under Brewmaster Erik Jensen’s leadership.
The first brew up in this new lineup is Passion Fruit Kicker Wheat Ale, “a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, smooth brew with sweet, tart, fruity flavor.” To achieve these notes, brewers combined passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice with Wheat and 2-Row malts. Belgian yeast character rounds things off with the fruity esters that one would expect from a good Wheat Ale. The final brew comes in at 5.5% ABV and 5 IBUs. Passion Fruit Kicker debuts this month and will be around all year long on draft and in six-packs of 12 oz. bottles.
The next new offering dropping this month from Green Flash Brewing is Tangerine Soul Style IPA. “Brewed with American malts and a blend of Citra and Cascade hops,” this beer pours up a golden body bursting with aromatic and flavor notes of tangerine, tangerine zest, floral qualities, and tropical fruit to provide its drinker with an incredibly juicy experience. Tangerine Soul Style releases this month as well, and it comes in at a reasonable but respectable 6.5% ABV and 75 IBUs. Look for it on draft and in six-packs of 12 oz. bottles.
Things get dark and spicy with the next offering, Dia De Los Serranos Double Stout. This brew is based on a mole recipe and is filled with notes of “roasted malt, coffee, and sweet bakers chocolate with a caliente kick of fresh Serrano Chiles.” The finished product comes in at 8.8% ABV and 45 IBUs. This new beer will officially drop in February with availability on draft and in 22 oz. bottles.
Finally, Cosmic Ristretto Baltic Porter with Espresso rounds off this list of new year-round releases from Green Flash Brewing Co. Deep black in appearance “with bruleed edges and mocha-colored beer foam,” this brew boasts bountiful notes of coffee, sweet malts, espresso and chocolate. It all comes together as an 8.2% ABV Baltic Porter with 45 IBUs. Look for this one to release on draft and in 22 oz. bombers in February as well.
All of these brews sound like a delicious and fantastic first step in a new direction for Green Flash Brewing Co. Look for these offerings during their corresponding release timelines to enjoy four new beers from an amazing brewery that never fails to impress. Prost!