As the old adage goes, “Good things come to those who wait,” and in the case of Peter B’s Brewpub, the wait is almost over! Brewmaster, Kevin Clark has been creating some of the best locally brewed beers and ales on the Central Coast, but fans of his offerings have been enjoying the product almost as fast as he could make it. Consequently, Kevin has had to juggle production just to keep up. Luckily, the fine folks at the Portola Hotel & Spa, where Peter B’s is located, had just the answer and by the end of this month, Kevin and fans of his delicious brews will be reaping the benefits in their new state-of-the-art beer cellar.
The new cellar space, which will also house a cooler, will hold four new serving vessels or brite tanks which will allow Kevin and his team to drastically increase production of Peter B’s award-winning brews. Now, most of the general public remembers kegs from the days of their youth, but these new vessels are 450 gallons (about 29 kegs) and will allow Peter B’s to double their yearly output. Along with the new tanks comes all new taps at the bar and that only lends to a better overall taste.
“I am so excited to have this project near completion.” said Clark on a recent tour of the facilities. “I will be able to keep up with the demand of our loyal customers and free up our other brewing equipment to continue to create and explore new taste combinations.”
That’s great news for everyone, because the cooler also comes with an expanded storage area that will allow Kevin to create aged beer and seasonal selections. “I’m looking forward to brewing a Barley Wine, which is an aged beer,” continued Clark. “Seasonal flavors can be created like something light and refreshing for summer or perhaps an even a more robust flavor for the fall. The possibilities are endless”
One thing is certain though, fans of fine crafted beer and ale are going to truly enjoy what Kevin Clark and his crews at Peter B’s Brewpub are creating.