Just in time for the summer, Co-Founder and CEO, Mike Hinkley of Green Flash Brewing Co. has announced the national and year-round debut of three Green Flash beers in 12 oz. cans, as an extension of their existing packaged beer assortment. With orders shipping to all US distribution partners beginning in May, 6-packs of canned beers will hit store shelves in June.
“Green Flash continues to evolve, learn and grow through our interactions with our customers,” explains Mike Hinkley. “Our biggest fans want to bring Green Flash with them to more and more occasions, and cans provide them that opportunity.”
The three beers that Green Flash has chosen for the can program were selected for their winning flavor profiles and year-round drinkability. Making a can-only first time national debut is Sea to Sea - a Zwickel Lager that celebrates the brand’s opening of the new Green Flash brewery in Virginia Beach, and brewing beer on both coasts by the end of the year.
The Green Flash canned beer lineup product overview is as follows:
Jibe Session IPA
Jibe Session IPA (can-only offering) is navigating the brand into new hop territory. Well-balanced, floral, citrus and vibrant hop character defines our idea of what a perfect session ale should be. At 4% ABV, this session is so good, we are trimming our sails and riding the wind.
Passion Fruit Kicker
Passion Fruit Kicker (available for can and bottle) is a jaw-dropping, mouth-watering, smooth brew with sweet, tart, fruity flavor. We layer passion fruit tea and passion fruit juice with wheat malt and 2-row malted barley to bring you this exhilarating crowd pleaser. 5.5% ABV. This fruited American Wheat Ale is one of the bestselling new front-line beers in the Green Flash lineup and recently scored a Gold medal at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition.
Sea to Sea
Sea to Sea (can-only offering) is an unfiltered Zwickel lager layered with German Pilsner malts, Hallertau Mittelfreüh and Czech Saaz hops, 2-row barley, and traditional Pilsner yeast. This sessionable brew has a light body with subtle sweet malt and fruity hop flavors, notable lager yeast, and a crisp, clean finish. 4.0% ABV. This Zwickel Lager will celebrate the brand’s opening of the new Green Flash brewery in Virginia Beach, and brewing beer on both coasts by the end of the year.
Hinkley has a personal connection to canning that makes the project even more meaningful. He explains, “My father worked in aluminum can production plants for almost fifty years. From the time I was a boy, I knew how to identify the markings on a can of Coke, Pepsi, or Budweiser, and be able to tell if my Dad made the cans. I took a lot of pride in that. My Dad is retired now, but it is very cool to see my Dad drink Green Flash from a can."
Six-packs of Green Flash 12 oz./ cans will begin shipping nationally from the brewery on May 9th, and consumers can expect to start seeing the Green Flash cans at retail in June.