Somehow the picture of summer isn’t quite complete without the idea of a cold beer in hand, and in that vein, a summer on the Monterey Peninsula isn’t complete without the annual Monterey Beer Festival.
Featuring over 30 breweries, the Monterey Beer Festival will allow you to take a spin around the world, taking a sip of culture and flavor as you go. Join the fun Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 12:30-5pm at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center for the chance to taste unusual offerings from major beer companies, as well as smaller small batch and independent craft breweries – including Monterey’s first craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa.
Don’t drink on an empty stomach! Don’t worry! With food trucks and local specialty vendors, there will likely be a different dish to go with every beer. From Thai noodles to old-fashioned Bratwurst there’s a booth to satisfy your every craving. Live cover bands including: Powerage, Journey Revisited and Wicked Garden will be rocking the festival AND don’t forget to register for the highly competitive Beer Pong Tournament.
With only a little over a week to go, visit the Monterey Beer Festival website for a countdown to the festivities and to purchase tickets Click here! Advance tickets can be yours for $45 each, or buy them at the door for $50 (tickets for designated drivers available for $20 per person). Admission includes beer tasting til your heart’s content and a full day of good times and entertainment. And be sure to look into the VIP tickets ($70 in advance, and $80 at the door), which grant access to a VIP area with private restrooms, festival souvenirs, entry to the main festival and more.
Cheers AND please drink responsibly.