Changing of the Barrels

February 2, 1989 marks the first day we opened our doors on Columbia St. in Downtown San Diego and introduced the city to craft beer. Each February, to honor the occasion, we invite a few friends down to the brewery for the debut of our annual Barrel-Aged Anniversary release and a chance to taste the next year’s batch before it spends a year in barrels.

February 2, 2019 will mark our 30th anniversary and you better believe we’ll be celebrating in style. Mark your calendars and check back here for all the updates.


Ongoing Events

Hessfest 8

Mike Hess Brewing North Park

JUNE 9TH // 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Mike Hess Brewing North Park Mike Hess Brewing North Park America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-09 11:00:00 2018-06-09 17:00:00 Hessfest 8 3812 Grim Avenue San Diego, CA 92104

Taste of Gaslamp

Gaslamp Square

JUNE 16TH // 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gaslamp Square Gaslamp Square America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-16 13:00:00 2018-06-16 16:00:00 Taste of Gaslamp 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

LA Beer Week Invitational

Los Angeles Center Studios

JUNE 16TH // 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Los Angeles Center Studios Los Angeles Center Studios America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-16 12:00:00 2018-06-16 16:00:00 LA Beer Week Invitational 450 South Bixel Street Los Angeles, CA 90017

Inland Empire Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival

Dos Lagos

JUNE 23RD// 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dos Lagos Dos Lagos America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-23 12:00:00 2018-06-23 16:00:00 Inland Empire Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival 2785 Cabot Drive Corona, CA 92883

Arts and Amps

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

JUNE 23RD // 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Karl Strauss Tasting Room Karl Strauss Tasting Room America/Los_Angeles 2018-06-23 16:30:00 2018-06-23 20:30:00 Arts and Amps 5985 Santa Fe St. San Diego, CA 92109

Annual Events