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Beer & Craft Breweries in Monterey County

The craft beer movement has exploded in recent years and Monterey County is no stranger to the epidemic. There are several craft breweries, beer houses and festivals that will help you wet your whistle throughout the region. Cheers!

Craft Breweries

Peter B's Brewpub

Immerse your senses in the spirit of the area with brews such as Legend of Laguna IPA and Fort Ord Wheat at Peter B's Brewpub inside the Portola Hotel & Spa. As Monterey Bay's first craft brewery, Peter B's Brewpub continues to offer more than a simple pint. The brewpub not only whips out delicious beers but their extensive pub menu pleases just about any palate, including several beer-inspired dishes.

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

The newest addition to Monterey's brew scene is Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill. The neighborhood brewpub in the heart of downtown Monterey specializes in hop-forward ales, Belgians and experimental styles of craft beer. Be sure to pair some these unique hops with their locally-sourced menu and bask in their outdoor Beer Garden. Alvarado Street Brewery also has a tasting location at their bottling facility in Salinas.

Carmel Craft Brewing Company

Located in the beautiful Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel Craft Brewing Company is Carmel's first official brewpub. Here you can enjoy a dozen hand-crafted beers which are manufactured on site. Come and enjoy small-batch beers with food options provided by neighboring restaurants.

English Ales

Founded in 2000 by the English-born Blackwell family, English Ales serves as a brewery and on-site pub in Marina. Here you can enjoy a tasting, or pint, of their ten craft beers. In addition, the brewpub serves a comprehensive Pub Grub menu, designed to complement their beers. 

Post No Bills

With its local urban setting, Post No Bills is a hidden treasure, oriented around service and convenience. The craft beer house is a beer lover's paradise with 15 draft brews and 200 bottled craft beers, hard ciders, wines and craft sodas. It's the perfect place to bring in some friends and food and be one of the first of many to enjoy new, seasonal craft beer. Cheers!


Beer Festivals

Monterey Beer Festival

Every summer the Monterey Beer Festival takes over the Monterey County Fair & Event Center for a culmination of all things suds! With over 80 beers up for tasting, there's everything from unusual offerings from major beer companies as well as fantastic beers from unknown brewing companies from around the world.



426 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill specializes in matching the…



444 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940

Since opening in 1999, this British owned and operated pub has…



3777 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923

Carmel's first brewpub offering 12 taps of beers manufactured on…



150 W Franklin St, Monterey, CA 93940

OPEN FOR TAKEOUT ONLY. When visiting historic Old Town…



223 Reindollar Ave, Marina, CA 93933

Established in August of 2000, by Englishman Peter Blackwell, his…



Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

We are excited to announce that Peter B's will be reopening…


Sand City

600 Ortiz Ave 101, Sand City, CA 93955

Craft beer house to drink in or take out 15 draft handles 200 +…

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