Driving by the front on the way to the parking lot I get a glimpse of the giant shiny vats used to make the beer, impressive. Think I need to borrow one and stick it in my front lawn area, people driving by would slow down to take a look that’s for sure……nah just kidding! Seriously, it would be great to get a short tour of the brewing area, obtain a closer view of where the masters of Mike Hess brewing do their magic.
Walking inside passed the line for Zoe’s Place and soaked in the ambiance of the brewery. Received a genuine warm welcome from Amanda (Passion roots PR) giving the lowdown of where to sit and what to expect, such a lovely person! Looking forward to more events.
Art work of David Bowie on the far right wall, my favorite is the black and grey background, star shape framing David’s face, quite the genuine likeness, nice. Found the same artist (Daniel Jaimes) painting Chewy and Princess Lei, looked like an actual photograph.
Got picked up by Breanna (so nice not to be the driver!) from DD Van service. On the drive over had a nice chat, she is great with people and I’m looking forward to more Brewery adventures and riding in the van.
The Mahi-Mahi taco was first out and overall was quite fresh. The sauce was medium spicy and tasted fantastic with small cut up vegetables. Next up the Carne Asada fries came with delicate, slender, fries, creamy cheese, guacamole (with slices of avocado) small diced flavorful pieces of carne asada and tomato. Equally wonderful as the fish taco! Lastly, the Camaron quesadilla had browned tortilla, juicy shrimp, flavorful white cheese, overall very tasty, paired with the Solis. Definitely will come back to eat here and try out more menu items. The owner/cook of Zoe’s Place came over near the end to thank us all for coming, classy guy.
My favorite beer was the first out German style Claritas and was introduced by Max. It definitely lives up to it’s Latin name. Also Claritas received an Honorable Mention at the 2015 Los Angeles International Beer Competition, wow! Ficus was paired with the fries and has quite interesting flavor notes to admire. Ficus is a belgian dark ale, fruit (brown turtle figs) saison. Lastly, the grapefruit Solis has quite a strong grapefruit smell and flavor, very nice.
It was hard to resist the artists tables, so off I went to admire. Bought myself an impressively beautiful, unique pair of earrings, made by Corina Marin (GypsySoul Stones). Everything she makes is so visually stunning it’s really hard to pick just one piece. Rock on Cornia!
Thank you to all of our hosts for making this night very informative and special!
Take me out tonight
Oh, take me anywhere, I don’t care
I don’t care, I don’t care
Driving in your car
The Smiths – There is a light that never goes out
Outside I found Zoe’s Place was a cool food truck with tacos and delicious desserts.
Mike Hess Brewing Company
3812 Grim Ave
San Diego, CA 92104