Hess Brewing does it again. Despite the less-than-appealing weather conditions lingering in San Diego, there was a terrific turnout for the Oktober Hess Festival and the sun even made an appearance. German Oktoberfest music permeating through the speakers, savory bratwursts on the grill & young and old enjoying themselves made for a great Saturday afternoon.
All of your favorites were on tap, with the Festivüs Düsseldorf Altbier the star of the day: “A traditional rival of the Kolsch. A top fermented ale with lager-esque characteristics caused by a low temperature fermentation of the region. This is a “Sticke Alt” variation which means it is higher in both alcohol content and hops. This is a complex beer, very alt-school. OG 1.065 – 6.8%ABV – 50 IBUS.” Hesstacular to say the least, so go taste some for yourself.