Green Flash Brewing Presents "Behind The Craft"

What are you up to this Saturday around 3;30? Join me for a beer at Green Flash…

Green Flash : a momentary green appearance of the uppermost part of the sun's disk at sunrise or sunset that results from atmospheric refraction

Here is San Diego the Green Flash is part folklore, part magic, part phenomena, part spiritual experience… Yes I have seen one, well I think I have… Green Flash Brewing is quintessential San Diego. They’ve gone through some hiccups this past year but they’ve landed on the feet firmly and to make things better the beer has stayed great. One of the many things GFB is doing to rebrand themselves is create a video series called “Behind The Craft”.

Behind The Craft : celebrating the local craftsmen and women in our community and aims to capture a glimpse into what makes San Diego such a special place to live and work.

Episode One: GFB featured Mark Reidy chef de cuisine at Ironside Fish & Oyster in Little Italy. You can check out the first episode on GFB’s youtube channel here.

Episode Two: GFB is featuring Photographer/Director/one of my best friends, Embry Rucker.

Saturday January 19th join us at The Green Flash Brewing tasting room for the premiere of Episode Two. Festivities will begin at 3:30 with an Fundraising Photo Auction including Large Format Frames Original Prints (proceeds going to a local charity). pre-party at 3:30p, Screening of the movie at 5p. Should be a fun time, art, beer and videos my kind of Saturday…

Green Flash Brewing Co.

6550 Mira Mesa Blvd 
San Diego, CA 92121 United States

Call: 858-622-0085 

greenflashbrew.com

A reissue of sorts...

Howdy All!

Its that time of year again! Time for a new kit design and preorder! This is a reissue of my Team VH jersey from 2013. Think All Over Print… I took a very popular jersey design and tweaked it to match the current VH/Squadra bibs. A little more muted without the stripes on the logo and matching the logo colors with the bibs & current arm warmers. Also new to this order, I am offering the jersey in 2 cuts. This jersey will be available in Pro (Race cut) and Premier (my standard) for men. The Women’s bibs and jersey’s will be Pro cut only. The Men’s bibs will be Pro cut, last run was premier cut. Preorder starts today and ends October 14th so that these can be delivered before the holidays!

If you haven’t heard yet, Velo Hangar turns 8 years old in October! To kill 2 birds.. I’m having a little shindig celebration at Squadra On October 6th from 3-6p! Why Squadra? So if you are thinking about buying a kit but don’t know your sizing, you can try on the kit at the party! Squadra will have samples of all the pieces on hand for you to try. Please join us on October 6th! I’ll have a fresh keg from Burgeon Beer (www.burgeonbeer.com). It’s one of my all time favorites and is conveniently located in Carlsbad!

Hope to see you all soon!

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Does anyone actually read these?

With the advent of social media, does it make sense to still have a blog? I mean this is on my website so its just extra credit right? Anyway, I’m just going to keep putting stuff on here. Maybe this will become similar to Dan Emfield’s old “Back Page” of our Quintana Roo website. Please let me know by commenting on this if you actually read this, do you enjoy it, do you hate it, what would you like to see here.... etc.

This post is more of a brain dump. The shop has been back to normal, lots of bikes in. A few projects that unfortunately get the back burner. Of course I saw a lot of gravel bikes in right before BWR. I really do enjoy the idea of gravel rides, I constantly miss the Routt 45 but I know the new owner is loving it. I get pics every once and awhile. Do you follow Gravelstoke yet on Instagram or Facebook? Do you enjoy riding thin tires on MTB trails and fire roads? Gravelstoke has a gravel ride/race coming soon this June 3rd. The event is called Hunt of the North, more info on their website at www.gravelstoke.com!

I just closed the latest Squadra kit order and sales were great! Thanks to all that ordered this round. Im really excited to see these out on the road. Here’s my dilemma though. I have a new Castelli jersey designed and ready to go. When should I offer these up? Is it too soon to launch another jersey? IM really excited to show it to you... I just wish I fit Castelli. I kind of feel like these pieces to the collection are pieces of me either way. I ran a few posts last week on my IG story about colors and I picked the one that crushed it.

Thats about it. I hope everyone is getting outside while the weather is great! If you need a tune up, overhaul, bike built,... Let me know!

Bueller, Bueller, Bueller...

Upcoming Holiday Events... Brain Dump mode

Howdy all! Just wanted to give you guys a quick heads up to a few things on the horizon...

Brain Dump

The shop will be closed for Thanksgiving this year but we will be open on Friday 12-5. I am having a Black Friday Sale online only that day ending at Midnight Friday. I will also be having a sale in store only on Saturday for Small Biz Saturday. I will also be opening up a new Preorder for castelli Jersey’s and bibs. Although these wont be here for the holidays they would make great holiday gifts! That’s what’s up this week... 

On December 2nd we (State Street Collab) are having a holiday party! 2p - 9p, Live Music, refreshments, handmade gifts, food trucks, etc. 

Summary:

  • Black Friday Sale (Online Only) code will be BLKFRY
  • Small Biz Saturday Event, all items in stock will have incentives
  • 2680 Collab Holiday Party Saturday December 2nd, 2p-9p..
  • New Castelli Preorder including 2 new jersey colors/designs (reorder of the navy bibs) 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday! I hope to see you at the shop this weekend!

Velo Hangar Soft Opening Party this weekend! (Saturday March 18th)

Hola!

Well, it's been 5 months or so since I started working in the container.. Time flies! I want to invite you to the shop for some refreshments this coming Saturday March 18th. The shop is open 10-4 on Saturday's so please try and stop by and say hey!

**Per usual please park out on State Street or one of the surrounding streets near the shop. We are on the corner of Beech and State. There's no public parking in the gravel lot.**

Other shops in my building and surrounding businesses you should check out:

  • Steady State Roasting (My buddy Elliot Reinecke's coffee shop)
  • Evrbottle (recycled, repurposed, reinvented objects)
  • Kylle Sebree (Heirloom quality custom wood furniture)
  • Handled Pottery (Handmade functional ceramics)
  • Campfire (Technically across the street but everyone on our little block is family. Open fire cooking, craft cocktails, fun staff and great atmosphere)
  • Baba Coffee & Tea (Small Bites, these guys dont roast their own beans so they aren't for the coffee purist but they do have beer...)
  • Carruth Cellars (Locally Winery with tasting rooms popping up all across San Diego)