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Hess Fest 2016

Jul 30, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Mike Hess Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Event Summary

Join us and some of our friends in celebrating our 6 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 three live bands - it's a street party like no other!

General Session tickets include unlimited samples from breweries - 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 10 casks to enjoy! 

Grazias Cask Collaborations:

Alesmith – Hibiscus and Orange Peel

Bottle Logic – Vanilla Bean and Orange Peel

Coronado Brewing – Mandarina Hops

Council Brewing – Strawberry and Vanilla Bean

Green Flash/Alpine – Cinnamon and French Toast

Second Chance Beer Co. – Gin Spices

Stone – American Oak Chips, Nugget/Golding Hops, grains of paradise and Fresh Basil

The Perch Pub – Ginger and orange Peel

Rip Current – Peach Puree and Vanilla Bean

Knotty Brewing Co. – Maple Syrup and Blue Berries

Mission – Macadamia Nuts, Vanilla Bean and White Chocolate Chips

Monkey Paw/SPB - Shitake Mushroom, Lime, Coconut, and Thai Peppers

Fall Brewing - Chocolate and Coconut

Mike Hess Brewing OB – “Smores” - Cracker, Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Bean

Mike Hess Brewing North Park – “Lucky’s Golden Phenix” - Coffee and Fortune Cookies


ALL Guests will also receive a special commemorative 6-year anniversary Can Glass. This glass is not only awesome, but is refillable during the rest of 2016, Monday through Friday, for just $4 on any beer normally served by the pint in the brewery (includes most IPAs, Grazias, 8-West and others). Just another way that this festival kicks ass.

Proceeds to benefit the YMCA of San Diego.


Collaboration Cask Session: 12:30pm-2:00pm

General Session Starts: 1:00pm / Last Call: 4:30pm / Ends: 5:00pm 

Guest Breweries

  • AleSmith
  • Acoustic Ales Brewing
  • Arizona Wilderness
  • Bottle Logic
  • Burning Beard
  • Coronado Brewing
  • Council Brewing
  • Fall Brewing
  • Green Flash/Alpine
  • Karl Strauss
  • Knotty Brewing Co.
  • Mission Brewery
  • Monkey Paw
  • Perch Pub & Brewery (AZ)
  • Second Chance Beer Co.
  • Societe Brewing Company
  • Stone Brewing
  • Thre3 Punk Ales

Guest Spirits


Guest Eateries

  • Carnitas' Snack Shack
  • URBN
  • Slater's 50/50
  • Waypoint Public
  • City Tacos
  • Woodstock's Pizza
  • Lucha Libre
  • Common Theory
  • Xtraction Coffee

Collaboration Casks To Be Announced

Performing LIVE! Check out their videos on the right!






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Event Details

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General Terms

Must be 21 years of age. Sorry, no children in the outside festival area.

The MHB World Class Brewery & Tasting Room will be closed to the public until 2:00 for the VIP session, however will open to the public at 2:00. The MHB Tasting Room is kid and dog friendly.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

When & Where
Jul 30, 2016 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM PST
Mike Hess Brewing Co.
3812 Grim Ave.
San Diego, CA 92104
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