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Hess Fest 2015

Jul 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Mike Hess Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Event Summary


Join us and some of our friends in celebrating our 5 year anniversary. We're taking over Grim Avenue even larger than last year! We'll be joined by the best of San Diego's breweries and even some of our friends from AZ! Besides the breweries, we've got some of SD's finest eateries participating in the celebration. All this, plus two live bands - it's a street party like no other!

General Session tickets include unlimited samples from 19 breweries - 38 different beers! - and free food tasters (4 total) from any of the participating eateries. Full size food portions will be available for purchase.

VIP Session tickets grant you all of the above but most importantly, includes access to a private Collaboration Cask Session held in the MHB tasting room! Participating breweries will put their own twist on MHB's Grazias Vienna Cream Ale, creating a very limited, one-time-only exclusive blend. With MHB crew also dosing up their own special casks, there will be at least 13 casks to enjoy! 

ALL Guests will also receive a special commemorative 5-year anniversary Can Glass (like the one pictured below). This glass is not only awesome, but is refillable during the rest of 2015, Monday through Friday, for just $4 on any beer normally served by the pint in the brewery (includes most IPAs, Grazias, Jucundus and others). Just another way that this festival kicks ass.

Proceeds to benefit the San Diego Music Foundation.


Collaboration Cask Session: 12:00pm-1:30pm

General Session Starts: 12:30pm / Last Call: 4:30pm / Ends: 5:00pm 

Guest Breweries

  • AleSmith
  • Alpine Brewing
  • Arizona Wilderness (AZ)
  • Bagby Beer Co.
  • Ballast Point
  • Coronado Brewing
  • Council Brewing
  • Fall Brewing
  • Green Flash Brewing
  • Intergalactic
  • Karl Strauss
  • Mission Brewery
  • Modern Times Beer Co.
  • Monkey Paw/South Park Brewing
  • Perch Pub & Brewery (AZ)
  • Rip Current
  • SanTan Brewing (AZ)
  • Societe Brewing
  • Stone Brewing

Guest Spirits

   • Shellback Rum

Guest Eateries

  • Carnitas Snack Shack
  • Ciro's Pizza
  • City Tacos
  • Coin Op
  • Common Theory
  • Eclipse Chocolate
  • Lucha Libre
  • Promiscuous Fork
  • Slater's 50/50
  • Waypoint Public

Collaboration Casks (special ingredients shown)

  • AleSmith: Amarillo hops, vanilla Bean, sweet orange peel, coconut chips
  • Ballast Point: blend of proprietary spices
  • Council: Azacca & Pekko
  • Fall: mango, orange & grapefruit
  • Green Flash: pineapple, cinnamon stick, brown sugar
  • Intergalactic: Macadamia nuts, 6 oz of Bourbon vanilla extract
  • Mike Hess Team Buff: Creme de mint, coffee
  • Mike Hess Team Goat: coffee, rum-soaked oak, vanilla
  • Mike Hess Team Miramar: cloves, vanilla and cinnamon sticks
  • Mission: guavas and mangos
  • Monkey Paw: “Old Fashion” tincture
  • Rip current: green tea and raspberries
  • Stone: fresh Peach, cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean

Performing LIVE! Check out their videos on the right!



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Mike Hess Brewing Co.
3812 Grim Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104

Jul 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST
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