Earlier this summer, Picky and I ventured down to San Diego with my sister (Fats) and her boyfriend (Norty). The four of us called the trip "Brews, Bikes, and Beaches" as one would expect any trip to SD (or San Deaaaago as we refer to it) would entail. If you haven’t been to SD lately, holy mother of God – it’s a craft brew fan’s delight! Not only do they have some of the “big names” like Stone and Ballast Point, they also have some little guys like Modern Times and Coronado. No matter where you go, good beer is EVERYWHERE!
Visiting Green Flash was high on our priority list. To paint a picture, we took a $60 Uber ride from our vacation spot on the bay just to get there. And once we got there, we knew our 60 bones was well invested. Modern and industrial with tons of strong beers on tap and a British-themed food truck, we were in heaven. We must have tried 15 different beers that day with very little dumping of the tasters. See, at Green Flash, most pours are served in a $1 taster for 2 oz of beer (at least the ones with less than 10% alcohol cause let’s not get cray). This is amazing for two reasons: 1) you get to try a shit ton of beer, and 2) you leave feeling like a total baller after spending $20 on rounds and rounds of drinks. How often do you get to that?!
One of the few beers we did not try was Green Flash’s Green Bullet, a triple IPA with dry-hops from New Zealand. It’s a seasonal beer that's only available October – December. It’s been on my radar ever since the trip, and today was the day I spotted THE Green Bullet in SF at The Village Market.
Refreshingly strong but scarily smooth at a hefty 10.1%, Green Bullet was worth the wait.