Iron Fist Brewing Company

Iron Fist Brewing
Iron Fist Brewing Co.

Vista, CA–San Diego is quickly becoming the beer micro-brewery capital of our country and the Iron Fist Brewing Company in Vista holds the promise of being a double-fisted knock-out success–and a real prize for San Diego.

The Iron Fist brau haus is brand new, sparking clean, boasts state of the art brewing equipment and the  keen Belgian brewing sensibilities of a traditional Polish family.  Mike and I attended the Iron Fist Brewery’s crowded soft opening Wednesday evening,  enjoyed two tasting flights of beer (see below) and snippets of conversation with old friends Greg and Eve Sieminski (also a San Marcos Realtor), Brandon Sieminski (Biermeister) and Adrian Sieminski with wife Kalyn, who both  greeted the crowds.

The brewing of each Iron Fist beer is a labor of love, skill and no small amount of creativity. Mike, who loves wine and rarely drinks beer, was smitten with the “Spice of Life” (a Belgian-style spiced ale) and the abbey-style “Dubbel Fisted” brews. I enjoyed them both, but loved the light, thirst-quenching “Hired Hand Saison,” the teensy bubbly effervescence of “Golden Age” and the Kolsch-style “Renegade Blonde.”

Looking for something to do in North County San Diego on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon or evening?

Stop by Iron First Brewing Company at 1305 Hot Spring Way, #101, in Vista 92081–just on the border of Carlsbad and Oceanside.  Tasting hours are 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 12 to 6 on Saturday and  12 to 5 on Sunday. It’s a tasting treat and a tasting bargain with a flight of 4 tasters running $5 and a fifth for another $2.

Tee shirts and cool pewter-clad “growlers” are also available for sale on site.

Roberta Murphy