(Having fun at last year's Treasure Chest Fest)

(Having fun at last year’s Treasure Chest Fest)

While construction is in full swing at Green Flash Brewing Co. in Virginia Beach, the brewery is setting up their 2nd annual Treasure Chest Fest (Sunday, October 11, Noon to 5 PM) in an open air spot just across from the construction site (corner of General Booth and Corporate Landing). The event is a fundraiser for local breast cancer charity: Susan G Komen, Tidewater.

Treasure Chest Fest will feature an exceptional lineup of over 20 Green Flash beers including several rare and new releases, Alpine offerings, a number of creative cask ales and several barrel aged beers from their latest Cellar 3 collection. Many of the beers at the fest have not been served outside of the brewery’s San Diego tasting room, if at all.

To celebrate the area’s bustling beer and culinary community, Green Flash has invited several breweries from the region to participate in their 2ndannual Virginia Beach festival. To enhance the fest experience, and complement the expansive craft beer lineup, Green Flash has also lined up local restaurants and artisan food purveyors from the community to share small plate samplings to pair with the beers. Live music from local bands will serve as entertainment for the afternoon, and guests will have an opportunity to meet Green Flash founders and San Diego area brewers.

The Green Flash Treasure Chest program is an annual breast cancer fundraiser featuring a national beer release supported by events in select markets from coast to coast. All proceeds from festival ticket sales are donated to Susan G Komen, Tidewater. The cause is near and dear to the brewery’s heart, as the brewery co-founder, Lisa Hinkley is a 5-year Breast Cancer survivor.

The Treasure Chest 2015 beer release is an exotic IPA with grapefruit, prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers (see description of beer below) and will be available for the first time nationally in 22 oz bottles through mid-November. The event’s theme is inspired by this year’s beer style, presenting a tropical Hawaiian motif through promotion materials and on-site elements. The brewery is encouraging guests to dress for the occasion in “tiki attire” (i.e. floral shirts, leis, hula skirts, etc.).

In addition to Green Flash, the following breweries will be participating:

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

O’Connor Brewing Co.

Reaver Beach Brewing Co.

Big Ugly Brewing Company

Parkway Brewing Co.

Pleasure House Brewing

Home Republic

Smartmouth Brewing Company

Young Veterans Brewing Company


Participating Local Restaurants:


The Birch Bar

Dog Street Pub

Karnage Asade

Home Republic

Eat American Bistro

Y Not Pizza

Lynnhaven Pub

Tubby’s Tavern
*Serving small plates, included in cost of ticket



Purchase a ticket in advance: https://treasurechestfestvb.eventbrite.com, or at the door

General Admission Ticketing Options:  Ticket price includes all-access to the beer tastings and food samplings.

Advanced Purchase via https://treasurechestfestvb.eventbrite.com

  • $40 for festival access OR $30 military discount with ID (two tickets per military family/must present ID at the door)
    • beer tastings with commemorative glass
    • small plate samplings
    • parking included

At the entrance:

$50 day of / $30 Military Discount With ID (2 tickets per member of military)

Designated Driver ticket –

  • $20 each – no beer served

All attendees must be 21+ with valid ID (no kids or dogs allowed)

Treasure Chest 2015 | IPA with grapefruit + prickly pear juice and hibiscus flowers 

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. 5.7% ABV | 65 IBU