In late 2009, an article on the concept of “nano” brewing piqued Mike’s interest. As a home brewer for 15 years, Hess had always dreamed of turning passion into profession. In July of 2010, after 8 months of hard work, including building the brewhouse from scratch with the help of his brother, sourcing a cold box from a liquidator in Phoenix and tapping the art and branding skills of Court Patton, a friend and fellow craft beer lover, the Mike Hess Brewing brand was born and opened to the public. As part of the San Diego brewing scene Mike Hess, along with Head Brewer Jason Stockberger, aim to produce high quality and distinctive beers such as Solis and Little IPA.
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