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!


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!


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.

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