There seem to be more and more small craft breweries popping up in the east bay (no complains here!). The latest installment is Mike Hess Brewing located in the Orchards shopping center at the corner of Oak Grove and Ygnacio. Technically Mike Hess Brewery is a San Diego brewery that has just recently started to branch out from the SoCal scene with beer available in Colorado, Arizona, Tahoe, Fresno and others in addition to the Orchards location. The beer is great…especially if you’re an IPA fan. While it is clearly adult focused (It’s beer after all), you would be surprised by the number of families who frequent the establishment mostly due to its policy of allowing 3rd party food on premises. With Jack’s Urban Eats, Mod Pizza, California Fish Grill, Gourmet Burger, etc., there’s something for everyone! Add that to the outdoor patio and corn hole and it’s the perfect spot for our family.