Coronado Brewing 6-Course Beer Dinner w/Head Brewer Ryan Brooks at The Riviera Supper Club Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 7:00pmSample 6 beers from one of San Diego's oldest breweries!! We're very excited to bring you a fabulous night of Coronado Brewery's epic beers! Don't miss out on a fabulous night of Coronado brews, including Orange Ave Wit, Frog's Breath, Jurata Porter & some other Coronado favorites and seasonals! We'll be featuring THREE collaboration beers, so this will definitely be a great night of creative brews. Each beer will be paired with its own dinner course. Expect a fabulous evening of beer, food, great stories and insights from Coronado's own Head Brewer, Ryan Brooks and some other charismatic members of the brewery team. Please note this dinner will be held at our sister location, The Riviera Supper Club in La Mesa. See more at: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e94m17w06eba8b3e&llr=6xlbncdab.
Here is what the Hess Brewing site says about their history: In late 2009, during the process of moving from East County San Diego to the coast, Mike Hess relocated his financial services office into a light industrial park along Miramar Road, close to his children’s school and his new home. This new industrial office was chosen with full knowledge of an added bonus—an 800 ft² garage that was originally procured to hold his home brewing setup, which outgrew his new home. Several months later, an article on the concept of “nano” brewing piqued Mike’s interest. As a home brewer for 15 years, Mike had always dreamed of turning passion into profession, but that seemed out of reach. However, given Mike’s history as a serial entrepreneur, this “nano” idea seemed worthy of at least exploring—was it really a viable business? Was working in the beer business rewarding as it seemed? Would his wife even let him? As it turns out, the building was zoned properly for a brewery (Industrial-Light in our case) and the size was right. After searching and researching for information on “how to build a nano,” Mike’s frustration in finding no singular source led him to write the Hess Brewing Odyssey, a chronicle of our start up process, while also detailing the steps needed to open a similar operation. In July of 2010, after 8 months of hard work, including building the brewhouse from scratch with the help of his brother, sourcing a cold box from a liquidator in Phoenix and tapping the skills of Court, a friend and fellow craft beer lover, the Mike Hess Brewing brand was born and opened to the public. Opening day was a huge success – so much so that we closed for the next two weeks to replenish! Brewing on a 1.6 bbl system, we brewed a whopping 14 barrels (28 kegs worth) in our first quarter. Demand increased, so did production, and we’ve never caught up, despite brewing 90 barrels a quarter on that same system, adding fermenters and a bright beer tank along the way and doubling up our footprint to 1,600 ft². Originally staffed with a rotating crew of volunteers, many of those have now bought into our expansion and/or are on the team, including Frank and Neal in production and Tim in photography. Mike Hess Brewing now employs 10 full-time and 8 part-time employees and is always looking for enthusiastic, friendly, reliable and beer-centric people to add to its staff. - See more at: http://www.hessbrewing.com/about-mike-hess-brewing/history/#sthash.MWZaTQip.dpuf
Tobin James 6-Course Wine Dinner
at The Riviera Supper Club
Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 7:00pm
6-Wines from Paso Robles Great, Tobin James!! We're very excited to bring you a fabulous night of Tobin Jame's epic wines! Most well known for their Zins, this Paso Robles winery produces an array of high end zinfandels, cabernets and Rhone varietals. In addition to some zins, we'll be highlighting some of the other varietals Tobin James excels at producing. If you've never heard about the winery or had the wines, this is a great chance to find out why Tobin James has a true cult following. Each wine will be paired with its own dinner course. Expect a fabulous evening of wine, food, great stories and Zins of Sin! Wine Menu (Dinner Menu to Follow): 2012 Tobin James Radiance Chardonnay 2011 Tobin James Made in the Shade Merlot 2009 Tobin James James Gang Reserve Zinfandel 2008 Tobin James Private Stash Meritage 2009 Tobin James Black Magic Petite Sirah 2009 Tobin James Liquid Love Late Harvest Zinfandel 6-Course Wine Dinner $50/person BRIX Club Members $40/person Click below to see more and reserve your spot for this great wine dinner! http://tinyurl.com/lskkca5 More on Tobin James from their website (http://www.tobinjames.com/):