The 9th annual HessFest is set for June 22 with proceeds going to major charities like Pablove.org, who are leading the fight against child cancer. That’s brewer Mike Hess on the left. See details of the HessFest below.
June 1 | Log Cabin Day: You have to wake up pretty early in the morning if you want to drink big ol’, boldy-flavored stouts with the Pure Project Brewing crew. They’re celebrating the breakfast of champions (beer) at this fest built around their imperial stout. Various versions (coffee, strawberry, slushie) will be on tap along with other specialty brews from the Miramar interest. | Pure Project Brewing, 9030 Kenamar Drive, #308, Miramar, 9 a.m.
June 9 | Stone Sour Fest: Pack your Tums and prepare to pucker up to an impressive assortment of sour ales brewed, aged and procured by the folks at Stone Brewing, when this venerable beer festival returns to the company’s Escondido gardens. This event may be in its 13th year, but luck will be on the side of anybody in search of top-notch sour beer in lovely environs. | Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, 10 a.m.
June 14-16 | San Diego International Beer Festival: The San Diego County Fair is an annual must-visit for most locals, but a little beer makes this already-fun summer staple even better. And a lot of beer makes it…you guessed it…a lot better. And that’s just what you’ll encounter at this annual fest, featuring hundreds of beers culled from around the world and our own backyard. | Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, Times Vary
June 22 | HessFest 9: Speaking of sours, Mike Hess Brewing’s annual anniversary fest (which benefits a trio of local charity organizations) includes an early-entry, indoor VIP sour fest, followed by a full-on outdoor fest with beers from breweries near and far that the North Park-based operation has long-forged relationships with. Music and food further up the ante for festgoers. | Mike Hess Brewing, 3812 Grim Avenue, North Park, 11:30 a.m.
June 29 | Anniversary & IPA Fest: Even though it’s their third anniversary, the hops-loving team at North Park Beer Co. understands it’s not all about them. Sure, they have amazing IPAs, but they’ll be sourcing terrific India pale ales from a bunch of their favorite breweries in order to share those traditional and outlandish creations with attendees of their lupulin-laced soiree. | North Park Beer Co., 3038 University Avenue, North Park, 11 a.m.
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