Mike Hess Brewing Company To Take Over Alpine Beer Company Pub In San Diego's East County

January 28, 2022

With the recent sale of Green Flash Brewing & Alpine Beer to an out-of-state entity, Mike Hess Brewing Company is in the process of taking over Alpine Beer Company Pub in San Diego's East County. 

Mike Hess Brewing was founded in 2010 in Miramar and has since added tasting rooms in North Park and Ocean Beach, with seaside gastropubs at Seaport Village and in San Diego's South County city of Imperial Beach. Following last month's news that Green Flash Brewing Company and its subsidiary Alpine Beer was sold to Sweetwater Brewing, a craft brewery founded in Atlanta, GA, that is now owned by cannabis company Tilray Medical, Mike Hess Brewing arranged to take over the Alpine Beer Company Pub in San Diego's East County community of Alpine, CA.

"We couldn’t be more excited about MHB in East County," explained Mike Hess Brewing Company's founder Mike Hess. "My family and I lived in East County for 10 years and we have always wanted a presence for our brand there. We love East County and the adventurous and outdoor lifestyle that East County embodies. We’re looking forward to welcoming the families, mountain bikers, hikers and beer enthusiasts to our spot! And, we cannot wait to fold the employees there into the MHB team."

Mike Hess Brewing will officially open on March 1 at the former Alpine Beer Company's Outpost, adding a 4,000 square foot tasting room with a full kitchen and a 5,000 square-foot patio to their portfolio, while importantly retaining the amazing staff. The new Mike Hess Brewing space will include their full draft list on tap with popular choices like Hop Cloud Hazy IPA, Steel Beach Lager and Into the Sunset Blood Orange IPA, their newly released Free Flow hard seltzers, and will accompany an expanded menu of gastropub-inspired foods including pizzas, burgers, salads, and more kid-friendly and allergy friendly options. As with all Mike Hess Brewing locations, the new East County location will be family and pet-friendly.

"For more than 11 years, our purpose has been To Bring People Together Over Great Beer Around Great Causes," said co-founder Lynda Hess. "We cannot wait to share this mission with the residents of Alpine and east county San Diego. We have been so blessed by our fans and in turn, have been able to really make an impact on so many great causes and foundations through our combined efforts."

Mike Hess Brewing Company will open this spring at 1347 Tavern Road in Alpine, CA. For more information, visit mikehessbrewing.com.