Green Flash Brewing Co. is set to release their new Silva Stout tomorrow, Friday October 1st from 4-8pm at their tasting room in Vista. This limited release stout, a blend of fresh Green Flash Double Stout and Double Stout aged in oak bourbon barrels for seventeen months is only available in four packs at the brewery during their normal tasting hours. Green Flash’s Double Stout is often over looked (in my opinion) for some of their hoppier beers, but it is an excellent double/imperial stout and I’m looking forward to this barrel aged blend.
The Green Flash Brewing Co. tasting room is located at 1430 Vantage Ct. Vista, CA 92081 and is typically open Friday 4-8pm, Saturday 12-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Below is the email from Green Flash with a bit more info.
A bit about Silva Stout:
Green Flash Brewing Co. is proud to announce the release of Silva Stout. “Silva Stout is named for our brewmaster, Chuck Silva, and is a tribute to Chuck and our entire brewing team. It is their hard work and dedication to our craft that has made Green Flash one of the premier specialty ale breweries in the country,” according to Mike Hinkley, Green Flash founder.
Chuck Silva, on making the beer: “Silva Stout took a lot of patience. We aged our Double Stout in oak bourbon barrels for seventeen months. Flavors are very complex. It starts off with dark chocolate truffles rolled in cocoa powder. Next is the vanilla and wood notes, with rich cherry-like fruitiness. After racking and filtering the ale, we blended in just the right amount of freshly brewed Double Stout to provide the perfect balance of bourbon barrel aging and freshness. Enjoy the culmination of years of flavor development now – no further aging required!” Silva Stout is a special, limited release and currently available only in four packs at the brewery during the tasting room’s public hours.