Saturday, August 27, 2016

BEERS IN HELL FEST 2016 Bay Area’s First Craft Beer and Heavy Music Festival

The Bay Area loves craft beer and heavy music, and through the years San Jose has been an epicenter of innovation for both. On September 24 at Johnny V’s Bar in downtown San Jose, Heavy San Jose, Ripple Music, and Doomed & Stoned are proud to bring these two things together for the Bay Area’s first ever craft beer and heavy music festival. Eleven bands from San Jose, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, San Diego, Oceanside, and Arizona will descend upon San Jose and join forces with five craft breweries for an insane event that we call Beers in Hell. Beer and music lovers from the Bay Area and beyond will enjoy some of the west’s best up-and-coming heavy bands, and drink a great selection of fresh and heavy craft beer.

The line-up is full of heavy-blues, stoner rock/metal, doom and straight–up classic heavy metal. Five west coast breweries will be doing a 12-tap takeover, and brewery reps—who also happen to be music lovers—will be onsite hanging out to chat about beer and music. When the time comes to fill those 12 taps, only the freshest (or most evil) beer from Ballast Point, Lagunitas, Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues and Santa Clara Valley Brewing will be chosen and an announcement will be made the week of the event. As a bonus, brew master at SCVB, Steve Donohue, will concoct a special firkin of Hell Brew IPA just for the fest.

To support the event and bands, Heavy San Jose has launched an innovative Indiegogo presale campaign for tickets, exclusive event merchandise, and unique one-off perks—like a guest singing slot and an opportunity to write a concert review to be published in the influential Doomed & Stoned blog.

Bands Performing:
Blackwülf (Oakland), Burn Thee Insects (Jerome AZ), Crimson Eye(Sacramento), Great Electric Quest (Oceanside), KOOK (San Jose), Mesmer (Oakland), Red Wizard (San Diego), Smoke (Santa Cruz), Supernaut (Santa Cruz), TVSK (Oakland), War Cloud (Oakland).

Event Details:
When: September 24, 2016 5:00 PM – 1:30 AM
Where: Johnny V’s Bar – 31 East Santa Clara St.  San Jose, CA 95113
Cost: Tickets start at $20 and additional perks/merch can be purchased via

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