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La Mesa Gets A New Brewery
LA MESA -- When city officials changed local zoning laws to allow a winery to open, it took just a few months until La Mesa's first vintage was in the barrels of the San Pasqual Winery on Center Street.
And now, just a few months later, the Jewel of the Hills is about to get its first commercial brewery. The Bolt Brewery will begin brewing Tuesday at its 8179 Center Street location.
Clint Stromberg (photo right), who began Bolt more than two decades ago before abandoning it for other brewing projects, most recently was brewing at the Mission Brewery on Washington Street. He sold his interests there and returned with his partners to his native La Mesa to restart the Bolt Brand.
"La Mesa has a special place in our hearts,'' said Molly Rust, one of the partners. "We plan on having 20 beers on tap by opening. With a nice variety of Pilsner, Stouts, IPA’s and Ale’s.''
Rust said Bolt doesn't plan on creating a food venue at its brewery, but will frequently have food trucks for special events as the brewery supplies its customers with La Mesa beers.
"We think this is a great place to start a brewery,'' Rust said.