Cellar 3 is located in the eastern part of San Diego County’s Poway neighborhood, with over 12,000 square feet dedicated to the art of craft beer innovation through barrel-aging and wild yeast experimentation. The brewery will hold a grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 16, from noon to 10pm, open to the public and featuring an art show by Alexander Salazar, food from Cellar 3 Bistro food truck, live music and more. After the opening, the Cellar 3 tasting room will be open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 8pm and feautre more than 30 barrel-aged beers on tap.
While the Cellar 3 concept began to take shape behind the scenes, Chuck appointed Green Flash brewer, Pat Korn as Barrelmaster to ensure the program would be in good hands. As Barrelmaster, Pat oversees Cellar 3 operations on-site and works closely with Chuck to choose the barrels used and create recipes for innovative new ales as well as to perfect the recipes of longtime favorites.
Cellar 3 currently houses a variety of over 800 barrels including four 50-barrel foudres, is equipped with fermentation and conditioning tanks ranging from 10 to 50 barrels as well as a cork and cage bottling line. In late spring 2015, Green Flash will open the Cellar 3 Tasting Room to the public, offering a new destination with a design inspired by the idea of evolving craft beer into an art form.
In addition to the release of Silva Stout, the 2015 Cellar 3 offerings will include rare sour ale Flanders Drive, Le Freak Barrique (formerly Super Freak) and bottle-conditioned favorite, Rayon Vert. As an offshoot, several fruit re-fermented releases are planned starting with Natura Morta Plum. Natura Morta refers to the still life genre of painting where fruit often serves as the artist’s subject. Green Flash draws similar art-world parallels throughout the Cellar 3 series, considering each release a Green Flash brewer’s own masterpiece.
At the Cellar 3 tasting room, guests can enjoy rare beer selections tapped on-site along with brewery tours and a program of special events in an intimate setting. While each beer will be released nationally in relatively limited quantities, Green Flash plans to take an accessible and inclusive approach to bottle release events. Like all things Green Flash, each Cellar 3 beer release is intended to be enjoyed by consumers who have the interest in discovering an elevated craft beer experience to share with friends.
Cellar 3 Tasting Room is located at 12260 Crosthwaite Circle in Poway. For more information, visit greenflashbrew.com/cellar3/ and check out the video below.