VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Green Flash Brewing Co. will open their East Coast craft brewing facility in Virginia Beach on November 13, the company announced Tuesday.
The $20 million facility on General Booth Boulevard will include the 58,000 square-foot Green Flash brewery, family-friendly tasting room with 30 Green Flash beers on tap, a beer garden, food trucks, retail store, private-event room and garden.
The official grand opening will be held on Sunday, November 13 but there will be a ticketed event on Saturday, November 12 that will be the public’s first opportunity to explore the new brewery. The third annual Treasure Chest Fest is part of Green Flash’s national initiative to raise money for breast cancer charities.
“We are so excited to be a part of the amazing Virginia Beach community as we plan to officially celebrate our opening in November,” said Mike Hinkley, co-founder and CEO of Green Flash. “The new brewery will allow us to offer East Coast consumers fresh Green Flash beers at West Coast pricing starting Jan. 1, 2017. We are also looking forward to connecting with our customers face to face in Virginia Beach, allowing them to experience Green Flash beers at the source.”
Upon completion, the Green Flash production facility in Virginia Beach will provide freight efficiencies for Green Flash’s beer distribution throughout the East Coast.
The interior of the brewery’s production floor has been designed to duplicate the operations of the San Diego brewery, with all brew house and fermentation cellar equipment manufactured by Paul Mueller Company of Springfield, Mo. The ultimate production capacity will be 100,000 annual barrels, and upon opening in November, it will begin brewing the bestselling front-line beers to fulfill orders on the East Coast.
Green Flash is in the process of hiring staff for both the brewery and tasting room, and expects to employ 40 local residents when they are fully staffed. Green Flash is working with developer, The Miller Group, on the project.