Green Flash Brewing & Alpine Brewing Co. Takeover!


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

Rare Beers

  • Alpine Nelson Golden Rye IPA
  • Green Flash 3 Degrees of Celebration Triple IPA
  • Green Flash Cellar 3 Blanc Tarte Barrique Sour Blonde Ale

Popular Beers

  • 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:

  • Centennial
  • El Dorado
  • Mosaic

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! San Diego Pays Us A Visit

[Wheat & Water's] 1950s era concrete and brick building has been thoroughly remodeled, and now includes a sidewalk patio, garage-style roll-up doors, a large bar and the restaurant's centerpiece, a 56" x 60" California-made Forno Bravo pizza oven set behind glass in the demo kitchen.

Let's Jump to Conclusions About The Most Popular Liquor by State

 © Skye Gould/Business Insider

© Skye Gould/Business Insider

You really have to hand it to analysts. An article over at outlines some very interesting, very fun, albeit very questionable information. To summarize, "drinking social app BARTENDr analyzed data from 700,000 users across the country to determine the most popular liquor brands by state."

Coming in at #1 in 43 states, it's clear that the most popular spirit in America is whiskey. Jack Daniels is America's favorite whiskey, as well as California's favorite, which must be all the movie stars and rock stars in the Golden State. That could be an expected result, but what's interesting is that Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is actually tied with Jack Daniels as a favorite in 15 states. Also according to this data, Fireball has now superseded Jägermeister as the ready-made shot choice of the American University. (Jäger still ticks in with 3 states.) Lastly, as much as your craft cocktail bartender tells you that a gin cocktail is his favorite, according to this article, no state likes gin.

So in a summary of my assumptions* with all the delicious bourbon coming out of Kentucky, American's favorite whiskey comes from Tennessee (Jack Daniels) or Canada (Fireball). To top that off, Kentucky's favorite whiskey doesn't even come from Bourbon County or Kentucky or even America. It's favorite liquor is... Crown Royal? Crown Royal Canadian Whisky?!

Original article at Food and Wine: Here are the Most Popular Liquors in Every State

* One could also strongly assume that the drinking social app BARTENDr is used primarily by those drinking socially. One could also assume those "social drinking" app users quite probably are enrolled at some university, which is not an accurate sample size of the general public. But in the BARTENDr's United States, drinkers share their drinks with friends in the real world and the digital world.