Hesperia may get its own microbrewery in coming months.


Thursday night the Hesperia Planning Commission will consider a conditional use permit requested by partners Jerry Hackbarth and John Brock, who seek to open the area's first microbrewery.


If approved, the Oak Hills Brewing Company would offer tasters, pints, kegs and growlers refillable jugs of beer of a rotating selection of beers, according to a press release from the company.


Hackbarth has a food industry pedigree behind him: He's the son of Del Taco founder, Edward Hackbarth.


The microbrewery would be built at 12221 Poplar Street, at the corner of Three Flags Road. The site is within the city's commercial industrial business park district and is currently surrounded by vacant property, except for industrial properties to the south. The 2,250-square-foot microbrewery would include a 200-square-foot retail area and tasting room.


City staff is recommending the planning commission approve the microbrewery's conditional use permit to allow the manufacture and sale of beer.


The Oak Hills Brewing Company partners hope to have the microbrewery open by the end of 2011.


The permit is up for a vote by the Hesperia Planning Commission at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 9700 Seventh Ave.


Beau Yarbrough may be reached at (760) 956-7108 or at beau@HesperiaStar.com.