Episode #124: Green Flash, Cellar 3, & Treasure Chest Festival

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We are back at Green Flash!  In Episode 41, we recorded at Cellar 3, this time we are at Green Flash’s Miramar location up in their conference room upstairs.  We are joined by Erik Jensen, the Brewmaster, and Dave Adams, the Director of Beer Education.  Please enjoy this show with one of San Diego’s oldest breweries.

Interview

Since this is the first time we’ve had Erik on the show, we do wonder what his introduction into craft beer was.  Dave chimes in as well but Erik takes this question away with a few stories he has from the past.  Eventually, we get to our second question and wonder what differentiates them from other breweries in Miramar.  Part of the conversation goes into “Best By” dates and having shelf stable beers, which means they do not care for hazy beers as much as other breweries do.  After talking about things like dissolved oxygen in beer, we take a break.

After the break, we come back with some rapid fire questions to speed things up.  Then we get into the Treasure Chest Festival and the homebrewing contest that will be part of the festival.  We open a four-month old beer from Green Flash and Dave goes back to the reasoning that controlling the D.O. in their beers is very important and how it is hard to tell the public that age is not the only factor when buying an IPA.  We go to wonder what the hardest beer is to make.  Then we spend some time on the IBU talk and how it really isn’t a good measurement for ordering a beer.

In the News!

  • New brewery alert! Alta Brewing is soft open – located at 983 Julian Ave San Diego in Barrio Logan, they opened today with 5 beers
  • Savagewood Brewing is looking for a spot, possibly in Rancho Bernardo
  • Treasure Chest Festival, August 27th at Cellar 3 – Over 20 options of rare beer, cask, and barrel-aged creations from Green Flash, Cellar 3, and Alpine Beer Co. with unlimited tasting – Food pairings prepared by some of our favorite local restaurants – Behind the Craft: culinary demos and bonus tastings taking place throughout – results of the homebrew contest announced by me
  • Magnetic Brewing forced out by eviction
  • Thr3e Punk Ales hired Ivan Maldonado from Fall Brewing

I Do Declare!

Thank you, The Perfect Pour, Colin Salmon, Tait Campbell, Ken Lierman, Chris Bush, Mitch Tastrom, Tony Bagz, Aaron Graham, Tom Keliinoi, Nick Shields, Ryan DeBusk, West Coaster, Dave V, Roger Smith, Captain Eli, Craftbeeray, Vance Arthurs, Bill Benzel, Alana Gomez, Patrick Zacharias, Ryan Fowler, Greg Nagel, Neil Halpin, John Allegretti, Scott Schmalbach, Brian Goold, Matt Landes, and (NEW!) Cyrus B!

Where to find our guests:

Green Flash Brewing:
FaceBook: facebook.com/GreenFlashBeer
Instagram: @greenflashbeer
Twitter: @GreenFlashBeer
Website: www.greenflashbrew.com/

Green Flash Cellar 3:
FaceBook: facebook.com/greenflashcellar3
Website: www.greenflashbrew.com/cellar3/

Dave Adams:
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/daveadams.greenflash
Instagram: @grizzly_adams_had_beard

This episode was recorded live at Green Flash.

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