Custom sunnies and craft beer on a warm, San Diego day? Hell yes. Knockaround Sunglasses and Green Flash Brewing Co. are collaborating on two special releases for locals to enjoy this fall. These two like-minded companies that both have a wild following in San Diego and beyond, are coming together to give us a taste of something new from both of their worlds.
First is the release of a special edition pair of sunglasses, designed together by both companies. These shades are stylish, applying a modern-take on the classic Ray Ban frame, otherwise known as Knockaround's "Premium" frames. The color of the shades are fitting; think of an amber, golden-yellow beer. The lenses are polarized and provide UV400 protection, so they're also quite literally easy on the eyes. A small, opaque Green Flash Brewing symbol will be visible on each side of the frames.
The second part of the collaboration is, perhaps obviously, the beer. The limited-edition craft beer, Brightside Berliner Weisse, is meant to be very San Diego-centric, as both of the businesses have thrived due to support from the local community. The hope of both companies is that the beer will represent that essential, Southern California-brew that you can drink happily all year long. Though it will be a traditional Berliner Weisse in style, the brewers have added in cucumber to create a more refreshing, crisp taste.
The joined release party will take place at Green Flash Brewing Co. on Friday, Nov. 13 at 12 p.m. Attendees can purchase the sunglasses as well as try the limited-release beer. The sunglasses will also be available online on Nov. 12
Green Flash Brewing Co., 6550 Mira Mesa Blvd., Mira Mesa.