Hessfest Celebrates 7 Years Of Great Beers (With Unlimited Samples)!

Saturday, July 29th is a GREAT day! It’s the day of Mike Hess Brewing’s 7th anniversary celebration and charity fundraiser (better known as HESSFEST)!

For Hessfest 7, San Diego CityBeat is helping organize a rocking party on Grim Ave by our North Park Brewery.

Over 20 breweries will be in attendance, and there will be live music, souvenir glasses, food vendors, and did we mention unlimited beer samples?!

This year’s event will benefit two great charities: Next Step Service Dogs and the YMCA of San Diego County.

MHB will be donating net proceeds from the event to these two fantastic organizations. Your ticket purchases help them write this check!

As usual, there will be two sessions for the event. The early session is a special VIP event, and the later session is the General Admission Event.

VIP Tickets include access to the GA area for the entire event.

Additionally, MHB will be releasing their brand new HESSFEST 7 Anniverary Stout at the festival!

VIP Admission includes:

  • Exclusive admission to #VIPSOURFEST inside the tasting room. 20+ glorious sour beers, each a unique collaboration with one of the guest breweries. Unlimited, self-serve tasters of the My Other Vice Berliner Weisse with unique flavors and additions provided by brewery friends in attendance. MOV is a fantastic hot weather beer – clean, crisp, tart and refreshing with a lovely acidic finish.
  • Early access to the GA outdoor festival at 11am.
  • Exclusive VIP access to the interior VIP section and event until 2pm.
  • ALL VIP attendees get their very own special VIP taster cup this year that you may take (empty) into the outdoor festival and use there too after you’re done sampling all the VIP brews.
  • Plus, all the GA Admission Benefits below.

GA Admission includes:

  • Access to the outdoor festival at 12:30pm.
  • Unlimited Tasters of all the beers brought by 20 of Craft Brewer friends plus some MHB favorites, plus the chance to meet some of the owners and brewers of some of favorite beers.
  • Live Music from some of San Diego’s best….Buckfast Superbee, Imagery Machine, Lead Pony and the Sully Blue-eyed Soul Band.
  • Food Vendors.
  • A limited edition HESSFEST 7 souvenir pint glass.

For tickets and more info, check out the link below.


Coronado Brewing Co.
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Melvin Brewing
Modern Times Beer
Societe Brewing Company
Stone Brewing
Tombstone Brewing Company
AleSmith Brewing Company
Council Brewing Co.
El segundo brewing
Eppig Brewing
Knotty Brewing Co.
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Monkey Paw Brewing Company
South Park Brewing Company
North Park Beer Co.
Second Chance Beer Company
The Perch Pub & Brewery
Thorn Brewing Co.
Resident Brewing Company
Mission Brewery


Sully and the Blue-eyed Soul Band (check ’em out)
Lead Pony
Imagery Machine
Buckfast Superbee


Knotty Barrel
Ciro’s Pizzeria
City Tacos
Tribute Pizza
Baron’s Market
Slater’s 50/50
Lucha Libre
Waypoint Public
The Patio


Mike Hess Brewing collabs with:
Eppig Brewing
Council Brewing Co.
The Perch Pub & Brewery
Monkey Paw Brewing Company
South Park Brewing Company
North Park Beer Co.
AleSmith Brewing Company
Thorn Brewing Co.
Second Chance Beer Company
Mikkeller Brewing SD
Knotty Brewing Co.


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