Saturday, August 21, 2010

It Ain't Easy Being Nano

First things first. 
A huge thanks to everyone that came out to our grand opening: The Beer Lovers. Family Wagon. The Tabe BBQ Gastro Truck. Our Friends. Our Families. All of You!!!
Packed House.
Holy Smokes.
Family Wagon.
Tabe BBQ.
On to the good news.
We are out of beer. Did I say good news? Well, it is good news that our Grand Opening was such a success. Lots and lots of beer was consumed. In fact, more beer was imbibed on August 7th than in the entire month of July. How awesome is that? However, this did put us in a bit of a predicament: we drained the tanks. Literally. Not like ‘they’re low’, or, ‘we’re almost out.’ We have ZERO Intrepidus IPA, ZERO Grazias Vienna Cream Ale, ZERO Amplus Acerba SDPA and ZERO Ex Umbris RIS. Nada, zilch.

We do have a tiny amount (~3 gallons) of Claritas K├Âlsch and slightly more of our seasonal, limited-release Jucundus Honey Orange Wheat (but once it’s gone, we won’t be brewing it again till next year.) With so little beer, we had to shut down our tasting room. We just do not have enough to warrant opening until we get a bit more beer back on draft. And for that... we apologize. Bad planning on our part.

On to the better news
We brewed like crazy these past 9 days. One the 9th, we brewed 51 gallons of Amplus, on the 13th we brewed 48 gallons of Ex Umbris and on the 20th 48 gallons of Intrepidus. Next week, a fresh batch of Grazias. Beer is on the way! From now on our fermentation vessels will be full at all times so that we can get you fills of your pub glass and growlers of all our beers.

Brewing Amplus with the Crew.
Ah, the perils of being nano.

Thanks again for your support, your kind words and encouragement and especially your patience. See you soon at the Hess Tasting Room!

Monday, August 9, 2010


We were on FOX 5 San Diego this morning!

Ernie, Mike, Skubic, & Heather.
Inside The Van.
Don't Touch That.
It was awesome of Heather and Ernie to come out and do a piece on us! A big thanks to everyone at FOX5 San Diego for doing this piece and I hope Raoul enjoys his Growler of Grazias!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


We are going to be having a little shindig this Saturday the 7th,
and by shindig, we mean Grand Opening!!
(kids welcome, cash only)

Schedule of Events:

Yes, we're actually having food available!

TABE BBQ (pronounced "tah-bay") will be rolling in to serve the best Asian-inspired recipes combined with a Mexican flair. Fresh ingredients. Prepared daily. Made to order. They'll stay as long as you're hungry.

This will pair nicely with Hess Brew! We'll have all 5 of our core beers on draught, including the latest incarnation of Intrepidus and a special limited offering of Jucundus, our new honey wheat ale. We're also going to have a keg of Root Beer for bonafide designated drivers and the lil' uns.

Doors open...12:10 PM
Limited Edition.
We are having custom screened shirts made for the opening! They will be available only in a very limited quantity (just 100 made). The first fifty who ask for them, get them gratis (that's Latin for free). The remaining shirts will be for sale - just $15 for this high quality American Apparel T.


Our good friends are going to play a show for us at 1:00PM; they put on a killer set. Be sure to show up in time to catch their act!

All good things must come to an end...6:00PM

You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. But, you can come back next Wednesday as we return to our normal hours. Can't wait to see you all.

The Hess Brewing Crew