Attention all Beer Geeks & Craft Beer Connoisseurs:
On Friday, March 3rd, Wheat & Water will feature flights & pints of Alpine Brewing Co. & Green Flash’s rarest & most popular brews. And that’s not all! The first 48 people who order a pint of one of the featured beers get to take home a signature glass from one of San Diego’s best local breweries.
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The Line Up
- Alpine Nelson Golden Rye IPA
- Green Flash 3 Degrees of Celebration Triple IPA
- Green Flash Cellar 3 Blanc Tarte Barrique Sour Blonde Ale
- Green Flash Sea to Sea Lager
- Alpine Duet IPA
- Alpine Windows Up IPA
- Green Flash Imperial IPA
- NEW! Green Flash "GFB" Blonde (aka Green Flash Blonde aka Green Flash Beer aka Good F*cking Beer)
The Rare Beers
Alpine Nelson Golden Rye IPA
Once named Beer of the Week by the Washington Post, Alpine Nelson Golden Rye IPA is a single-hop brew made with one of the world’s rarest and most sought after hop varietals. This is the kind of beer that gets your taste buds tingling.
It’s all about the hops. Nelson Sauvin hops are grown in New Zealand …and hops from New Zealand are very rare.
Just how rare? Let's put it in perspective:
- Germany produces 34,000 metric tons of hops annually
- USA produces 27,000 metric tons of hops annually
- New Zealand produces only 800 metric tons of hops annually
Hailing from Nelson New Zealand, an area known for producing high-quality Sauvignon Blanc wine—and those juicy, tropical fruit flavors appear in their hops, too.
Green Flash 3 Degrees of Celebration Triple IPA
Created especially for Yard House’s 20th Anniversary in late 2016, this beer is as delicious as it is hard to find. And, if you hear the term “triple IPA” and cringe because you’re someone (like me) who’s not a fan of getting smacked in the mouth with a super hoppy, bitter brew—don’t worry.
Because even though Celebration is brewed with three different types of hops, triples are known for being smooth and extremely well-balanced. Not to mention, with an ABV of 10.50%, it’s pretty boozy.
What makes Celebration great are the three standout varietals of hops used to brew it:
- El Dorado
All three come from the Yakima Valley in Washington State, and are all known for their sweet (almost Jolly Rancher-esque) aromas and tropical fruit flavors like pineapple or mango.
Green Flash Cellar 3 Dry-hopped Fresco Sauvage Wild Ale *
From Dave Adams at Green Flash: "The base of this beer is the base for the Cellar 3 Natura Morta beer series. We start with that beer and age it in some single varietal wine barrels and add Brettanomyces. Then, we dry-hopped the hell out of it with Mosaic hops and another rotating hop varietal, which provides an amazing aroma and flavor. The final result is a bright, hoppy aroma with notes of blueberry, mango and citrus with a mild tartness from the Brett and a bone dry, sparkling wine-like finish."
* Correction: an earlier version of this post listed this beer as the Cellar 3 Blanc Tarte Barrique Sour Blonde Ale. Instead, we scored the Dry-hopped Fresco Sauvage Wild Ale!
Grab A Pint Before the Kegs Kick!
All three rare beers are only available in limited supply—and we only have a handful of signature glasses to go around. So, come in early, enjoy and imbibe!