What comes to mind when you think of Sand City; The West End Celebration, Industrial warehouses or how about a plethora of beers? Look no further than Post No Bills, which has successfully brewed up all of Sand City’s best attributes into a winning combination!
Post No Bills is one of Monterey County’s newest hidden gems. Opening its doors June 6th, 2011 the unassuming craft beer house is located in a warehouse in the heart of Sand City. The outside of this watering hole immediately gives you that artsy “West End” vibe that Sand City is known for. A large sculpture and human’s bird’s nest greet you before entering this beer lover’s paradise.
Although located in a warehouse, the interior is very inviting and continues on with the artistic surroundings. The cement walls are strategically spray painted with large vibrant murals and plasma screen TV’s provide the latest sports scores. The stainless steel bar fits in nicely with the rest of the décor; the 15 taps aren’t bad either. Large glass refrigerators line one side of the wall. These are stocked full of precious commodities that include over 200 hard-to-find beers, ciders, wines and sodas which can be purchased to enjoy at the bar or elsewhere. Lists of the daily offerings are posted on the chalk board above and lists the brewery, name, and alcohol percentage. Each beer is served until the keg runs out and typically a new beer takes its place; which makes every experience at Post No Bills a little bit different. Enough about the décor and more about the beer! I first sampled the 21st Amendment “Hell or High Watermelon Wheat.” The suds where savory, crisp and a bit sweet, almost like summertime in a glass. Quite happy with my first choice I decided to order myself a glass to distract me from the onslaught of rain that was pouring down outside. My buddy ordered the Napa Smith Brewery “Lost Dog.” I insisted that I didn’t have cooties and had a taste. This darker beer was surprisingly very smooth, no bitter beer face here! My crew and I had a relaxing time and enjoyed the new and rare offerings. We are already planning our next trip to sample more from their extensive and ever-changing list of beers.
All those suds making you hungry? Chips and small snack items are available for purchase but dwellers are encouraged to BYOF, or bring your own food. May we recommend a delicious burrito from nearby Jose’s Mexican Bar and Grill? For the latest tap list “like” Post No Bills on Facebook.