Craft Beer

Wheat & Water One Year Anniversary Weekend


Thanks for Welcoming Us to the 'Hood!

One year serving food and drink and making new friends in Bird Rock. A lot has changed over the past year, and the North End of Bird Rock has seen the addition of some great new businesses.

Stay tuned because we're putting the final touches on our new cocktail list. But since we can't wait, so we have special prices to whet your palette for the new menu.

Anniversary Weekend Specials

Available Friday, November 10 & Saturday, November 11 starting at 5pm

Entree & Beer Pairings

Green Flash has hosted "Supper Club" for five years, and Wheat & Water's Chef Christian Fiol and team did a 5-course pairing on October 30th. But don't fret if you missed Supper Club because we'll have two of those entrees paired beer available over our anniversary weekend!

  • Seared Local Tuna Preserved Lemon, sprouted broccoli, pickled fennel, tonnato sauce, tangerine lace. Suggested pairing: Cellar 3 Natura Morta with Blood Orange.
  • Grilled Pork Chop Celery root polenta, cilantro pesto, caramelized grilled peach, crispy prosciutto. Suggested pairing: Natura Morta with Peach.

Green Flash, Alpine & Cellar 3 Tap Takeover

  • Green Flash Spanish Trampoline IPA Limited release loaded with hops including Cashmere, Idaho 7, Comet, Tahoma, Columbus & Nugget. 6.6%
  • Green Flash Imperial IPA The classic double IPA featuring Summit & Nugget hops. 9.0%
  • Alpine Duet IPA The flagship IPA with Simcoe & Amarillo. 7.0%
  • Alpine Windows Up IPA Extra dank & resinous with Citra & Mosaic. 7.0%
  • Alpine Pure Hoppiness Double IPA Special Winter Release of a West Coast IPA; CTZ Hops (Columbus, Tomahawk & Zues), Cascade, Centennial & Nugget. 8.0%
  • Cellar 3 Natura Morta with Blood Orange Barrel-aged sour ale. 5.5%
  • Cellar 3 Natura Morta with Peach Barrel-aged sour ale. 5.5%

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Open Mike Night at Your House

I (Doug) love Hess Brewing. Perhaps I'm partial. (Doug is definitely partial.) They make great beer, they have a pretty rad team, and their beer comes in 16oz cans at my local corner store. Hess Brewing first came to my attention during beer week of 2011. Our beverage director befriended the Hess sales rep, Michael Skubic, and we agree to host a Hess Flight Night. At the time, Hess referred to itself as San Diego's only "nano brewery," which was in reference to only having a 2 barrel system. (That's only 4 kegs per batch.)

Hess's newer location in North Park has it's own tasting room and brews 30 barrels at a time. That means a lot more beer and a lot of fun new recipes. Remember those empty Elmer T. Lee bourbon barrels? They made their way to Hess to make Torulus (a Barrel-Aged Ex Umbris Russian Imperial Stout) and a Barrel-Aged Brunus Robustus Porter. (The Brunus Robustus was the first to be brewed in North Park, and the barrel-aged version was released to mark the 1-year anniversary of the North Park location. Really cool!) Being that I sent some free barrels, I decided to put in a few requests. I pitched a Strong Ale, which later became Validus (also a barrel-aged experiment), and a West Coast IPA, which I believe became a batch of Solis Occasus.

Just recently, Ted and I met with Greg Hess at the Hess tasting room in North Park. I hope to build upon our friendship and continue a great working relationship with Wheat & Water. While Ted and I work on getting the restaurant open, check out these new "Open Mike" cans from Hess. (Video on San Diego CW6: Getting Crafty with Cans.) The whole top comes off, so it's as if you are enjoying a pint at one of their tasting rooms. Or better yet, check out their tasting rooms - Mike Hess Brewing Locations.

On a side note, Michael Skubic left Hess soon after. He opened Old Harbor Distilling in 2014, so he's definitely doing alright. (We'll have more on Michael and Old Harbor on a future blog.)