Established in 2011 by Green Flash Co-Founder and breast cancer survivor Lisa Hinkley, Treasure Chest Fest is one of San Diego’s largest and most anticipated rare beer events of the year! For the 5th year in a row, Treasure Chest Fest, held this year on August 29, will serve as a fundraiser for local breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego.
Each year, Green Flash has introduced an exceptional limited release beer starring a new pinup-inspired icon. This year, they’re excited to debut Treasure Chest 2015, both on draft and in 22 oz. bottles. Say aloha to Treasure Chest 2015, an exotic pink IPA brewed with grapefruit, prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers. Erupting with fruit-forward complexity, 100% mosaic hops present aromas of heady citrus and refined stone fruit. The pleasantly bitter flavors of the hops are enhanced by the addition of fresh grapefruit juice. Offering balance to offset the bold citrus notes, prickly pear juice imparts a peppery-sweet kick in the finish. Tropical hibiscus flowers give this beer a naturally pink hue, a nod to the official color of the Treasure Chest mission.
In the spirit of the new beer, this year’s fest will introduce a tropical Hawaiian Luau theme so grab your best Tiki attire! Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, and retro-inspired island kitsch apparel encouraged. The event will also feature rare beer and cask creations on tap for one day only; select beers paired with small plates from local restaurants; culinary and craft beer demos taking place all day; photo (un)ooth with Smile.Pop.Party, back to capture all the fun of the fest; a vendor village featuring a local shopping experience; Pin-up Girls: Fables by Barrie; tasting room and beer garden, open exclusively to fest attendees. All ticket holders will receive 10 rare beer tastings and 10 food pairings. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at the festival.
From humble beginnings came true enlightenment for this leading San Diego-based brewery. Mike and Lisa Hinkley established Green Flash in 2002. Today, they lead a talented team of like-minded craft beer enthusiasts, who embrace the Green Flash culture and brand vision with passion and zeal. Every batch of beer is a labor of love and is a true Green Flash collaboration.
The esteemed Brewmaster, Chuck Silva and his talented brewing team have developed an award-winning assortment of specialty craft ales that are uniquely Green Flash. After releasing the game changing West Coast IPA, our beers developed a loyal following of craft beer lovers. We remain steadfast in our commitment to a beer first philosophy. For that, we are celebrated by beer enthusiasts worldwide. To keep our fans thirsty for more, we consistently produce experimental, limited-edition and seasonal offerings in addition to a solid lineup of long-time favorites. Through our trailblazing approach to craft brewing, we have established a benchmark within the craft beer community. Our award-winning beers are on draft, bottled and are available throughout the U.S.A in bars, restaurants and retail outlets.
With a lofty fundraising goal of $150,000, this event needs your help! Attend a Treasure Chest Fest in San Diego or Virginia Beach, enjoy Treasure Chest at your local pub or look for 22 oz. bottles at your local bottle shop. You can also help us spread awareness by sharing a picture of yourself cheering with the hashtag #RAISEAGLASS2015 on any of your social networks.