(San Diego, CA) – In February 2015, Green Flash Brewing Co. embarks on the brewery’s first official epicurean venture, with the debut of a craft food truck dubbed, “Green Flash Gastro.” The truck will be stationed outside of the Green Flash Tasting Room whenever the brewery is open to the public. Inspired by the success of the Green Flash Supper Club series, Director of Beer Education and Certified Cicerone®, Dave Adams is spearheading the Green Flash Gastro project, teaming up with local Chef and Baja native, Chef Hector Mendoza. Dave and Hector will work closely to develop an upscale yet approachable gastro pub style menu, complete with suggested beer pairings and house made condiments including pickled sundries and more. The menu will change often, so Green Flash fans can continue to expect a high-quality assortment and great service that is consistent, innovative and on par with the award-winning Green Flash beer lineup and exceptional Tasting Room experience.
A longtime ‘foodie’ with an adventurous palate, Dave has worked closely with visiting food trucks to develop special pairing menus to satiate the discerning palates of the craft beer drinkers who frequent the brewery. Green Flash Gastro will allow the brewery the ability to feature dishes that are perfectly suited for pairing with the bold Green Flash beer rotation, as well as maintain control over the customer experience from food quality to customer service.
“Working with local food trucks has been an overwhelmingly positive experience and we will truly miss many of the truck owners who have become part of our family,” exclaims Dave Adams. “However, we have made a decision that will really elevate the Green Flash Tasting Room experience. By collaborating with Hector, we’ll be able to offer a diverse and flavorful menu that will consistently meet our highest standards, featuring dishes designed to pair with our rotating tap list, served by professionals who place the needs of the Green Flash customers as priority.”
The menu will rotate (see link for menu example/or request an attachment) to maintain the diverse selection that comes with using many trucks. Tapping San Diego’s best local artisan food vendors for exceptional ingredients including Venissimo Cheeses, Central Meat & Provisions, Specialty Produce and Bread & Cie (to name a few), Dave and Hector have developed a preliminary menu with opening day highlights that include:
Assorted “One Hand” snack items such as charcuterie, cheese boards, wings, toast points and more
Pork Belly Bahn Mi w/ pickled veggies, jalapenos, cilantro and aioli
Braised short rib sandwich w/ gouda caramelized onions and horseradish crème fraiche
House and Seasonal Pickles – packaged to grab and go
Dave and Hector are planning to explore new ideas, incorporating flavors from their respective San Diego and Baja upbringings to create dishes that merge familiar comfort-food cravings. They plan to add dishes featuring savory stewed meats and other classic, home-style fare to the already eclectic menu offerings.
The Green Flash Gastro will be stationed exclusively at the Green Flash Mira Mesa Brewery during Tasting Room hours and will also be available for private brewery events. The menu will be posted on greenflashbrew.com/tastingroom and via #GREENFLASHGASTRO