Green Flash to begin brewing in Nebraska

Green Flash Brewing, which opened 15 years ago in San Diego and added a second larger brewery last year in Virginia, has announced it will operate another brewery in Lincoln, Neb.

A press release states the company has purchased a 10,000-square-foot production facility and tasting room with a restaurant in Lincoln. Ploughshare Brewing, which opened in November 2014, closed its doors July 3. “The new brewery was purchased intact, and Green Flash expects the tasting room, restaurant, and brewhouse to be open and operating by the end of this year,” according to the press release. “Upon opening, Green Flash will be able to offer fresh beer with regional prices in the Midwest, and will focus on the consumer connection in their Lincoln tasting room. The move reveals Green Flash’s long-term strategy to increase their strength as a national brand by establishing regional footholds in key cities across the United States.”

“We hope to become a local favorite in our new Nebraska home,” saids Green Flash co-founder Mike Hinkley.

The new brewery has a capacity of 10,000 barrels, much smaller than breweries in San Diego and Virginia Beach. It will produce both Green Flash and Alpine brand beers.