Raising a Glass to Bowie: A Night at Hess Brewing


Searching for music is like searching for God. They're very similar. There's an effort to reclaim the unmentionable, the unsayable, the unseeable, the unspeakable, all those things, comes into being a composer and to writing music and to searching for notes and pieces of musical information that don't exist. ~ David Bowie

There's a magnetic engagement that takes place when you merge the worlds of festivity, music and art into a single social space.  Especially when celebrating someone as spectacular as David Bowie.

During this tasting event at Hess, as I was walking through the space and looking through the exhibitions, every so often, through the clouds of conversations, I would hear a familiar lyric or melody and I'd stop to see if anyone else caught that same tune.  Sometimes, I would find someone and get a smile and a nod, other times I would catch storytelling soundbites from people sharing significant life moments surrounding that song.

I may be the last person in San Diego, let alone North Park or Hillcrest to finally experience Hess, but even though I was late to the party, I'm glad I showed up on the right night.

My favorite beers from the evening:
Ficus Saison
Grapefruit Solis:

big thanks to Amanda from Passion Roots for the invite and to Hess for the fun event and company.

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