Bolt Brewery Comes to La Mesa

bolt brewery exterior

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La Mesa’s first craft brewery has opened. Bolt Brewery is not new to brewing beer – quite the contrary. Bolt has been brewing beer since 1987,  long before terms like Craft, IPA and even Growler were part of mainstream conversation.  I visited Bolt last night for the first time, after watching patiently as the the Quonset hut building that now houses the brewing tanks and grounds have been transformed from what once looked like a storage yard to a really cool and inviting outdoor beer garden. I especially like to use of the cargo shipping containers for the cold box as well as the main bar area.

While the craft brewing movement has roots in other cities across the country, I can safely say San Diego is arguably the most active and vibrant beer scene anywhere and I am glad to see Bolt Brewery open right here in our backyard.

Bolt is located at 8179 Center St. in La Mesa,  just North of Hwy 8 near Grossmont Center. For more info, check out their website at www.boltbrewery.com