Beer and cheese pairing
Beer and cheese
Green Flash, a craft brewery based out of San Diego, Calif., will celebrate the official opening of its new 58,000-square-foot East Coast facility and tasting room in Virginia Beach on Nov. 13.
Green Flash Co-founders Mike and Lisa Hinkley will join with Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms Jr. and Virginia Beach Economic Development Director Warren D. Harris to attend the opening ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. at 1209 Craft Lane.
The Virginia Beach Development Authority provided a $275,000 economic development incentive program grant to Green Flash in 2013 based on the number of jobs created i the city. The $20 million facility includes a brewery, tasting room with 30 Green Flash beers on tap, a beer garden, food trucks, retail store, and private-event room and garden at the corner of General Booth Boulevard and Corporate Landing.
Festivities, which begin at noon, include beer samples in the tasting room, live music, and food from local vendors. The opening also will offer a look at some of the brewery's event programming in Virginia Beach.That includes a 4 p.m. program on cheese and beer pairing with Green Flash’s director of beer education.