While some people might think there are already more than enough breweries in the San Diego area, others think there is room for more. Among those others are the owners of Hess Brewing, a new operation at 7955 Silverton Ave., just off Miramar Road.
Hess has been open for a couple weeks and is having a “Grand Opening” event this weekend. The doors open at 12:30 on Saturday and there will be free T-shirts for the first 50 people, live music at 1:00, food from Tabe BBQ at 2:00 and beer (plus root beer for designated drivers) until 6:00.
Hess offers tasters as well as growler fills, and the growlers are those cool, big-mouth, flip-top type that Beerandburritos really likes. They’re great for filling with homebrew and taking to parties or the beach (on the down-low of course) or elsewhere.
In addition to its main website, Hess also has a blog where the owners have posted a number of updates since their journey to opening day began more than a year ago. Check out the photos of the various steps along the way, as well as little tidbits about brewing in San Diego and elsewhere.
We haven’t tried any of Hess’s beers yet and don’t know how they’ll stack up against the formidable competition here in San Diego. But on the upside, if you go to their brewery and don’t like their beer, you’re only a couple blocks away from AleSmith, so you can stop there for beer you know will be good, and still go home happy.