MIKE HESS BREWING TASTING ROOM
What started as a tiny nanobrewery has expanded to a three- location ale empire of sorts. The latest addition to Mike Hess' kingdom is a stylish, wood- and metal- adorned satellite sampling space in Ocean Beach, which allows coastal imbibers to taste the company's breadth of West Coast-tinged beers while observing (through roll-up windows) Obetians in their natural habitats.
4893 Voltaire St.,
Ocean Beach, mikehessbrewing.com
BAY BRIDGE BREWING COMPANY
Three years after shuttering
first attempt to provide Chula Vista with its very own brewpub (The Brew House at Eastlake), a persistent entrepreneur is at it again - now with a more polished concept that isn't as ahead- of-its-time. The result is a business that's being embraced rather than misunderstood.
It features an array of approachable brews (blond, wheat, amber, red, IPA) that combine to tell a satisfying tale of perseverance.
688 Marsat Ct.,
Chula Vista, baybridgebrewing.com