We’re incredibly excited to announce that Helm’s Brewing Company has officially expanded into their new tasting room in Ocean Beach, California. This San Diego brewery originated out of Kearny Mesa and was founded by four shipbuilders (Tim Johnson, Brian Ruiz, Ken Watson, Jason Mitchell). Three and a half years later, they have not only grown immensely, but have been presented with the opportunity to sail into the craft beer community of OB with their satellite tasting room.
To celebrate the opening of the tasting room the brewing company invited key members of the OB community, local journalists as well as friends and family for an evening of tasters and beer education directly from the owners and head brewer Daniel Morris. It was a great way to showcase their new fleet of beers! The preview event took place on May 19, 2016 and highlighted how Ocean Beach is becoming a destination for culture, community, and craft beer.
The event was a lot of fun, and it was a great experience hearing from the founders and brewers themselves as to how their entire endeavor developed. Unlike most tasting rooms, the crew at Helm’s rolled up their sleeves and did most of the work themselves. After 3 months of hard work, the owners, friends, and family that pitched in to help were finally able to see the completed project. Their new tasting room is open, spacious and utilizes the space really well. It’s very inviting to walk into, and like their Kearny Mesa location, it’s dog friendly!
The crew at Helm’s are all set for the summer season with the release of lighter beers more tailored to the Ocean Beach crowd. These new creations include the Citrus Radler, Queenstown Kiwi and the refreshing Compass Rose. These will only be available during the warmer season so our advice would be to go check it out and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
The OB tasting room is set to officially open on May 21, 2016.
Location: 4896 Newport Ave. San Diego, CA 92107
About Helm’s Brewing Co.:
Helm’s Brewing Company produces high quality and innovative craft beer designed not only to impress the connoisseur beer drinker, but also provide a fresh and local beer experience for the average consumer. The tasting room is part of the San Diego brewery concept where people can stop by after work, grab a beer on the weekend, and enjoy conversation with friends. Helm’s Brewing Company is distributed in 10 states including its home base of San Diego, CA.
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