Get all the info on Heroes Brew Fest 2017 going down July 22 at Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego! Don't miss the best beer, art, tech & music this summer!

We had a great time in 2017, thanks for being awesome! click here to join the list for next year!

Set Times

DJ Mancat (2pm - 4pm)  |  Fishfonics (4pm - 5:30pm)
Rave of Thrones presented by Kristian Nairn aka Hodor from Game of Thrones (5:30pm - 7pm)
Costume Contest (7pm - 7:20pm)  |  Fishfonics (7:20pm - 8pm)


Have no fear, beer is here! Heroes purchasing a General Admission ticket will have their choice of an impressive selection of beers for purchase. An upgraded ticket is also available for a special 2 hour unlimited tasting event from that will feature over 50 types of beer from a wide variety of the nation's top breweries!

Watch your world come to life in a way you've never experienced! Heroes Brew Fest will feature artists such as Lord Mesa, the talented illustrator and toy designer, and custom augmented reality set pieces designed by world renowned art exhibitor, Sutu! Artists JQ Hammer & GMONIK will also have their work on display!

Watch your world come to life in a way you've never experienced! Featuring the following: costumed-themed activities enhanced by augmented reality technology, live virtual reality artwork displayed on LED screens, and custom augmented reality set pieces designed by world renowned art exhibitor, Sutu!

Live music from multiple artists! The 2017 event will feature opening sets from DJ FishFonics and DJ Mancat leading up to a special headlining performance from Kristian Nairn aka Hodor from Game Of Thrones! Don't miss your chance to see Rave of Thrones live at Heroes Brew Fest!

Do you have your costume ready?!

This year, we'll have a battle for Best Group, Best Look-A-Like & Best Superhero or Villain! Spots are limited and the entry list will close at 5:30pm sharp at the VAVi booth! Check out the prizes below!

Best Group Prize: JQ Hammer portrait of your team + tasting and tour for 10 at Mission Brewery!

Best Villian/SuperHero Prize: $200 gift card to Coronado Brewing

Best Look-A-Like Prize: 2 tickets to Burgers & Brews at the Del Mar Racetrack + a pair of Blenders eyewear

(4-8pm)  |  Tickets start at $20
** There is no beer included at this ticket level **
  • Entrance to Craft Beer Fest with multiple beer options for purchase.
    Featuring Coronado Brewing Co., Mike Hess Brewing and the
    Universe of Craft Beer Bar (Seasonal, reserve and limited release beers
    from 60 breweries on 12 rotating handles)!
  • Live music featuring a headlining performance from celebrity
    DJ Kristian Nairn aka Hodor from Game Of Thrones!
  • Interactive augmented reality art displays featuring
    world renowned art exhibitor, Sutu!
  • Live comic book artist exhibitions, featuring Lord Mesa!
  • Opportunity to be a part of the year's craziest convention
    weekend at San Diego’s hottest venue: Waterfront Park!
  • Costume contests & delicious food for purchase!

(2-8pm)  |  Tickets start at $50
  • (2pm - 4pm) Unlimited tasters from over 50 types of beer
    from a wide variety of the nation's top breweries!
  • Early Access ticket holders will also receive their very own commemorative
    limited edition “Have No Fear, Beer Is Here!” tasting mug.
  • General festival admission included with everything listed above!

Featuring unique & popular craft beers from the following breweries + more!

10 Barrel Brewing

32 North Brewing   Landfall w/ Pink Guava Running with Scissors IIPA

ACE Cider   ACE Pineapple ACE SpACE Blood Orange

Amplified Ale Works   Treble Tripel Dry Hopped Pilsner

Barrel Harbor Brewing   Blood Orange Blunderbuss Blonde Fenris IPA

Bay City Brewing   POG (Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava) Radler Coconut Dark Lager

Bear Republic   Hop Shovel IPA Double Aught Pilsner

Belching Beaver   Me So Honey Blonde Ale Coconut Pineapple IPA

Booch Craft   Watermelon Mint Chili

Coronado Brewing Co.   Orange Avenue Witt CoastWise Sessions IPA

Culture Brewing Co.   Brown Ale Tart Cherry Wit Mosaic IPA Dr Hard - Hard Soda

Elysian Brewing   Stardust Super Fuzz

Golden Coast Mead   Summer GYN (Rosemary, Lemon, Juniper & Cucumber)

Golden Road Brewing

Golden State Brewing   Heritage Honey Ale Golden Gate Red

Goose Island

Gordan Biersch   GB Kolsch GB IPA

Helm's Brewing Co.   Imperial Walker IIPA En Garde Bierde Garde

Inland Empire Brewing   Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Rivertucky - 12oz Headsplitter Sour

Julian Hard Cider

Karl Strauss   Aurora Hoppyalis IPA Liquid A/C English Summer Ale


Lost Abbey   Citrus & Piney Double IPA Angel's Share Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Lost Coast

Mike Hess Brewing   Blood Orange Hoptuitus Cappuccino Porter

Mission Brewery

Refuge Brewing   Oaked Triple Belgian Blood Orange Witt

Resident Brewing   Vacation Coconut IPA Perky Blond

Rock Bottom Brewing   SD Sunset Grapefruit Shandy Rock Bottom IPA

(2-8pm)  |  Tickets start at $99
  • Unlimited beers all day
  • Includes early access tasters portion
  • Private VIP section with seating, shade and viewing
  • Private restrooms and amenities
  • General admission to the festival included along with the unlimited tasters portion!
  • Delicious food for purchase