Green Flash Brewing, the San Diego brewery noted for its hoppy brews, has announced plans for yet another expansion. The new location happens to be in the American heartland, in the Nebraska capital of Lincoln where a new 10,000 square foot production facility, tasting room, and restaurant are expected to open by the end of 2017.
Craft beer fans are already aware of last year’s Green Flash expansion to the east coast. The brewhouse and tasting room in Virginia Beach marked the company’s first foray outside of its native California. Green Flash co- founder Mike Hinkley says the new location in Lincoln, Nebraska is great for strategic reasons and for helping bring fresher beer to the masses.
“We hope to become a local favorite in our new Nebraska home,” says Hinkley. “And we’re excited to be closer to our fans across the Midwest. We’ll be sending them fresher Green Flash beer, and hope they will visit us in Lincoln.”
The new Lincoln location will be the first Green Flash brewery to feature a restaurant, with about 2,000 of the 10,000 square feet dedicated to food and beverage service. The restaurant will seat about 100 people and its close proximity to downtown and to the University of Nebraska are certain to make it a hit with those who work in the business district and those who attend this well- known Big 10 University. Dave Adams, Vice President of Retail Operations for Green Flash Brewing, says the new facility will strive to serve the local community and fulfill the wishes of customers, many of whom are die- hard Cornhuskers fans.
“We will strive to offer the best possible guest experience and will cater to the community that surrounds us,” says Adams. “This includes A/V provisions for Huskers sports during the season, allowing those in the immediate area to enjoy fresh Green Flash and Alpine beer both on and off premise.”
Green Flash Brewing’s Lincoln location will start off with a 10,000 barrel annual capacity and will be led by the current Brewmaster, Erik Jensen. The new brewery will brew both Green Flash and Alpine beer products. To keep up with the progress on the new brewery and to learn more about Green Flash Brewing, visit online at www.greenflashbrew.com.