HessFest Returns To North Park For 8th Annual Celebration On Saturday, June 9 | Save On Passes & Enter To Win VIP Tickets

May 16, 2018

Celebrate 8 years of delicious craft beer at Mike Hess Brewing's annual anniversary beer festival - HessFest- taking over Grim Avenue in North Park on Saturday, June 9! Enjoy some of Hess Brewing's favorite local breweries and eateries, including special collaboration brews and casks, as well as live music, great folks and excellent vibes. SanDiegoVille is offering $5 savings on tickets with promo code SDVILLE, as well as raffling off 2 VIP passes to the festivities.

It's been eight years since Mike Hess left a career in accounting to start brewing his San Diego craft beers. Now, in addition to their original Miramar brewery, Mike Hess Brewing has locations in North Park, Ocean Beach, and a brewpub restaurant in the works for Imperial Beach. To celebrate, Mike Hess Brewing is pulling out all the stops. This event always sells out and includes at least 25 guest breweries pouring more than 40 different beers, live music from multiple live bands and great local food from ten area vendors - all taking place on Grim Avenue between University and North Park Way.

General session tickets (12:30-5pm) to the 8th annual HessFest are $40 and include unlimited samples of craft beers from the main festival, four food samples, and a commemorative 8th Anniversary taster glass. VIP Session tickets are $60 and include exclusive admission to the VIP Sour Fest from 11:30am-1:30pm inside the tasting room with samples of 20+ sour beers, each a unique collaboration with one of the guest breweries, as well as a special tasting cup and early entry to the main event. There are also designated driver GA and VIP tickets available for reduced price. SanDiegoVille readers save $5 on any ticket type by entering promo code SDVILLE upon checkout. Tickets are available online and a portion of proceeds benefit two great local charities - The Navy SEAL Foundation and the YMCA of San Diego County.

HessFest 7 commemorative glasses
Participating vendors serving samples at this year's HessFest include 3 Punk Ales, AleSmith Brewing Company, Bitter Brothers, Bivouac Ciderworks, Burgeon Beer, Coronado Brewing Company, Dragoon Brewing Co., Eppig Brewing, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Knotty Brewing, Mikkeller Brewery, Mission Brewery, Monkey Paw, North Park Beer Company, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Resident Brewing Company, Savagewood Brewing Company, Second Chance Beer Company, Societe Brewing Company, South Norte Brewing, South Park Brewing, Upslope Brewing Company, City Tacos, Wing Stop, Ciros Pizza, Tribute Pizza, Coned Ice Cream and many more.

Don't miss this amazing beer fest and block party and a chance to sample one-of-a-kind brews! Mike Hess Brewing Tasting Room is located at 3812 Grim Avenue in North Park. For more information on the anniversary party and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/hessfest-8-tickets-42546929010.