Green Flash Breaks Ground on $20M Brewery in Virginia Beach
- Oct 29, 2014
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Another San Diego-based brewer is coming to establish a foothold in Virginia. Just days after Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Stone Brewing Co. plans to build a $74 million facility in Richmond, Green Flash Brewing Co. broke ground on a new brewery in Virginia Beach.
The facility will be Green Flash’s first on the East Coast and second overall. The company said it’s building the $20 million project to meet growing regional demand for its beers.
Plans call for the construction of a 58,000-square-foot facility able to replicate the state-of-the-art production capabilities of the Green Flash headquarters in San Diego. The brewery is expected to open in 2016 and will also include a tasting room and a beer garden.
Green Flash is building the new brewery on a 9-acre parcel at the intersection of Corporate Landing Parkway and General Booth Boulevard. It plans to incorporate the existing landscape into the beer garden and will also develop routes for smart traffic flow, accessible walkways and guest parking.
“We couldn’t be happier that Green Flash has chosen Virginia Beach as its East Coast location,” Virginia Beach Mayor William Sessoms, Jr. said in a statement. “When they reach capacity, Green Flash will be producing 100,000 barrels of beer every year from Virginia Beach, and that is certainly something to celebrate.”
Green Flash is collaborating on the project with The Miller Group, a Hampton Roads-based developer. Once complete, the brewery will be home to 40 employees.
Rendering: Green Flash Brewing Co.