I’ve been hearing talk for a while now that Hess Brewing is looking to expand — they’re currently brewing on a 1.6 barrel system in the Miramar area. More recently I had been hearing that they might be looking for a location in North Park. Sign On San Diego’s Peter Rowe confirmed that today with a post on his Brewery Rowe blog. He spoke to Michael Hess over the weekend who told him they’re looking to run a 30-barrel system in North Park while maintaining their current nanobrewery in Miramar.
No word on exactly where Hess is looking in North Park, but the talk I’ve heard is that someone (although maybe not Hess) has been looking at the old Post Office building at the corner of Grim Ave and North Park Way to bring a brewery to North Park.
Hess tells Rowe that if all goes as planned they hope to be open by mid 2012.
I’ll post more on Hess’s move to North Park, and anything else beer related I hear about the old post office building as soon as I get more details.