Green Flash & Founders introduce their Linchpin White IPA 

Limited Release to Debut during Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego – May 2012

San Diego, CA – Green Flash Brewing Co. announces that they have partnered with like-minded Michigan brewer, Founders Brewing Co. to produce a first-time, limited release called Linchpin White IPA.

The Brewmasters, Chuck Silva (Green Flash) and Jeremy Kosmicki (Founders), met last month in San Diego to develop the beer. It will debut during the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego and move on to limited release beginning May 2012.

Because Founders is not currently available in San Diego, the collaboration will allow the local beer lover a chance to experience the flavors and influence of this Midwestern gem through the Green Flash partnership. Green Flash will release Linchpin White IPA on draft during May’s Craft Brewers Conference with events to take place as follows:

Tuesday, May 1 

Tapping of First Keg  – Green Flash Tasting Room & Beer Garden 3pm – 9pm

Friday, May 4 

Hamilton’s & Regal Beagle Release Parties Begin at 5pm

  • •    Each bar will feature Linchpin White IPA 
  • •    Other draft selections from Green Flash and Founders will also be on tap for the evening
  • •    Representatives from Founders and Green Flash will be in attendance

Beer Details: Linchpin White IPA 

“There’s a lot going on in this beer with two yeast strains, copious amounts of wheat malt, and a big focus on ‘C’ hops to deliver a citrus explosion,” explains Green Flash Brewmaster, Chuck Silva. “In fact we lined up more than a dozen hop varieties in the brewery to select three hops with the biggest citrus character to dry hop the beer. 

Linchpin White IPA will be released during the May 2012 Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego and will then be available in limited supply via bottle-conditioned 22oz bottles and by the keg for special release events nationally in May and June 2012. 



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Hot news from Kalamazoo!

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Our Canadian neighbors have some good news also eh?

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Across the “Pond” … an “Olympic” undertaking in London?

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