“More than a club” is the motto of the Spanish football club FC Barcelona, and perhaps QUAFF (The Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity), the granddaddy of the San Diego homebrew clubs, has earned the right to hijack it. As Mary Anne Bixby, a longtime club member, said in a 2010 interview: “QUAFF is more like... View Article
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Last month Chuck Silva, longtime brewmaster at San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing, announced he was resigning to start his own brewery. Before his departure from Green Flash, however, Silva went on a journey with Patrick McIlhenney, brewmaster at Alpine Beer Co. They were searching for America’s best hops, a quest that took them from various... View Article
News December 5, 2014 - Staff
(Press Release) FORT COLLINS, CO—New Belgium Brewing and San Diego’s Alpine Beer Co. have come together once again for the love of IPAs. It’s a rare second visit for a New Belgium Hop Kitchen beer but Super IPA, a collaboration with Alpine Beer, first released in August of 2012, just begged for another round. At... View Article
News November 10, 2014 - Staff
(Press Release) SAN DIEGO—At Alpine Beer Company this morning, Green Flash founders, Mike and Lisa Hinkley and Alpine Beer Company founders, Pat and Val McIlhenney announced that their breweries will join forces, teaming up to share resources, knowledge and experience. Both the McIlhenneys and the Hinkleys view the affiliation as mutually beneficial, and are committed to... View Article
What's Brewing July 18, 2013 - Staff
(Press Release) SAN DIEGO—This month, Green Flash Brewing Co. is installing 6 new 250 barrel fermenters, bringing the San Diego brewery to 100% production capacity, about 100,000 annual barrels. Additional production increases will come from a second brewery in Virginia Beach, Virginia, currently in planning. Green Flash has steadily increased production capacity ahead of demand... View Article
Beer of the Week - Staff Reviews August 9, 2012 - Win Bassett
No, “Super IPA” is not a new style in the ever-expanding book of India Pale Ale derivations. The name of New Belgium‘s latest Lips of Faith series collaboration is “in the vein of super heroism,” wrote Alpine Beer Co., New Belgium’s partner-in-crime in the brewing of this beer.