Let’s get the disclaimer right out of the way, Green Flash Brewing Company is a brand that I’ll be managing at Lohr. (Also, I promise that I won’t make this disclaimer part of the story from now on.) But regardless of my new job, I’ll proudly proclaim that I’m a HUGE fan of Green Flash.
So, I’m happy to report that the initial proclamation about their arrival was absolutely correct and we will begin seeing Green Flash showing up in Missouri during the first week of August. If this time frame sounds familiar, it’s because this is also the week of St. Louis Craft Beer Week.
What can we expect during this initial roll-out?
West Coast IPA
This West Coast-Style India Pale Ale is extravagantly hopped, full flavored, medium bodied and copper colored. A menagerie of hops is combined throughout the brewing process to impart specific characteristics. Hops used include Simcoe for a unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes, and Cascade for floral aroma. ABV: 7% | IBU’s:95
Hop Head Red Ale
Resinous hop character and bitterness balance the rich carmel malt base. We took it a step further and Amarillo dry-hopped the brew to 45 ibu’s, creating refreshing and savory hop flavors and aromas. Is it red IPA? That’s your call. ABV: 6% | IBU’s: 45
San Diego-style IPA, as it has come to be known by many, is super-hoppy, high gravity, yet 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. It’s all about the hops! ABV: 9.4% | IBU’s: 101
Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops throughout the boil adds pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex. ABV: 8.8% | IBU’s: 45
Barleywine Style Ale
Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intensify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve. ABV: 10.9% | IBU’s: 85
Also expect some very cool goodies to make their way into the area during STLCBW as well. For those of you craving San Diego beer, here’s another fantastic one that will soon be available in St. Louis. I, for one, can’t wait.