Monthly Archives: July 2010

Automatic has a website

Automatic Brewing Co., which is run by Blind Lady owner Lee Chase, finally has a website of its own.

The brewery, which sits inside Blind Lady, makes pretty small batches. It’s a nanobrewery, not micro. I think Lee once told me that the batches are 1/100 the size of what he used to brew when he was at Stone Brewing.

Automatic released its first brew, a Belgian pale ale called Automatic, in early 2009.  It recently released “Chocolate Rain, Too,” an oatmeal stout and another batch of that is brewing now.

We look forward to trying more beers from this place.


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Green Flash news flashes

Word on the street, or maybe it was a sidewalk, is that there are some cool things afoot at Green Flash.

First, the brewery is planning to bottle its barrel-aged Double Stout for the first time ever. Beerandburritos was told that the beer, which has been excellent when we’ve had it on tap, will be sold in four-packs of 12-oz bottles. Look for the release in a couple of months.

Second, the brewery is expanding, and in a big way. To like four times its size. As in, as big as Stone but without a bistro. Or so we were told. And those who live in central San Diego won’t have to trek all the way to freaking Vista to visit it, as it will be on Mira Mesa Blvd, just off the 805. No word on the timeline for this, though.

Now please excuse us as we go celebrate this news with a bottle of West Coast IPA.

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