Archive for the ‘Craft Beer’ Category

Peter B’s Craft Brews – The Best In Monterey

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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 Fire Pits at Peter B’s Brewpub, behind the Portola Hotel & Spa.

 

Whether you’re a local or a visitor enjoying a luxurious Monterey getaway at the Portola Hotel & Spa, you won’t be disappointed when you walk through the doors of Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub.  Serving house-made, craft beer created by Head Brewer, Kevin Clark, as well as a brand new pub menu stocked with inventive, not to mention delicious favorites, Peter B’s Brewpub is the location among Monterey watering holes.

Located just behind the Portola, Peter B’s offers an awe-inspiring array of some of the best craft beers available on the Central Coast. Toss in 18 high-definition televisions and a pet-friendly, heated patio surrounded by historic adobes and the sounds of the nearby Monterey Bay – you have the recipe for greatness.  More than just a top-notch place to eat, Peter B’s is the perfect place to unwind after a full day of work, meetings, a round of golf or sightseeing.

Peter B’s has maintained its outstanding level of service throughout the years, providing a great place to meet new people and enjoy food, good friends and fun.  With the recent debut of a new menu as well as a renovation, Peter B’s offers a diverse and delicious menu including beer-inspired dishes, vegetarian and gluten-free options, as well as local coastal-inspired favorites with a twist (AND they even have a kids menu).

With an amazing Happy Hour, seven days a week from 4pm-6:30pm, munch on anything from American Buffalo Chili; Warm Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip; the Brew-House Rueben, to House-Made Sausage and so much more yumminess.

Cheers to KRML’s Pub Talk!

Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Photo Courtesy of Chris & Merideth

Guest Blog Post by Merideth Canham-Nelson, thebeergeek.com

It’s hard to believe that KRML’s Pub Talk has been on the air for one year! What started out as a show pre-recorded in a back booth of Peter B’s has blossomed into a live broadcast prominently located in the bar. Here’s a brief rundown of how it all came about.

With the recommendation of Peter B’s Brewer Kevin Clark, in Fall 2012 KRML tapped my husband Chris Nelson from thebeergeek.com to host Pub Talk, a new conversational show aiming to explore community issues and events from seats at the bar. As Chris’ wife and beer travel partner it made sense for me to come onboard as a co-host, so within the first few shows, I did. At that time the show was recorded on Wednesday nights and aired several days later, a plan that worked but wasn’t the ideal set-up. Community-focused from its inception, guests such as Supervisor Dave Potter, local photographer Steve Zmak, and Monterey-Salinas Transit General Manager Carl Sedoryk helped Pub Talk gain some early momentum.

After a show in early January 2013, KRML General Manager, Mike Hale told us the next week’s Pub Talk would be live. This had been talked about as a future development and to us the future had always seemed far off. The short notice about going live threw us a bit. We had been interviewed on live radio before but the thought of running a live radio show made us nervous. Would we freeze up? Or worse would we let accidental expletives fly? As proof of Mike’s visionary prowess, going live is when everything took off for Pub Talk.

Photo: Early days before Pub Talk was live!

Quite the opposite of our fears, the show became easier and more in line with Mike’s original concept of the show as a conversation amongst friends, rather than formal interviews. The addition of Jeff White, KRML’s Program Manager, not only provided us with a guiding hand, but also the all-important third voice. The chemistry among the three of us was just what the show needed to make it truly great. Pub Talk found its groove and we haven’t looked back.

Of course, the show could not happen without the on-going support from Peter B’s staff and management. Not only has Restaurant Manager Franco Vasquez graciously allowed us to take over a table each week for a few hours, Brewer Kevin Clark and Chef Jason Giles have come on to talk about exciting new things happening in the brewery and kitchen. Even the Portola Hotel’s Food and Beverage Director, Sonny Petersen has made an appearance or two. KRML’s Pub Talk and Peter B’s Brewpub has been a match made in heaven. Both partners have a deep commitment to our local community and we couldn’t think of doing the show anywhere else. Here’s to another year of a great partnership!

Cheers go out to Mike, Carl and Jeff from KRML, everyone at Peter B’s and all the guests for giving us this unique and fun opportunity to be an active part of our community. We look forward to bringing listeners more interesting, community-focused content in the coming year and encourage people to come on down to Peter B’s on Wednesdays 5-6pm to be part of the fun!

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When not on Pub Talk, Chris Nelson and Merideth Canham-Nelson travel the world looking for the next great beer adventure. With over 830 breweries visited, their adventures are chronicled on the website thebeergeek.com and in Merideth’s 2012 book Teachings From The Tap: Life Lessons From Our Year in Beer.

3rd Annual Monterey Beer Garden

Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Peter B’s Brewpub is on a roll. Recently voted as Monterey County’s Best Brewpub by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly and the recipients of Gold and Silver Medals from the Beverage Tasting Institute and Best Overall Brew from the California Beer Festival, the Brewpub located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa is quickly becoming a mecca for lovers of Craft Beer and sustainable fare.

So why not spread the wealth? The 3rd Annual Monterey Beer Garden, presented by Peter B’s lets everyone in on the fun Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 12-4pm at Monterey’s Historic Custom House Plaza. Having outgrown the friendly confines of the beautiful Memory Garden, the event features 15+ craft breweries including the highly regarded Stone Brewing Co. and Lagunitas Brewing Co., with a BBQ lunch included. Entertainment will be provided by Rosewood and Rust with 102.1 KRML broadcasting live throughout the day. Proceeds from the event benefit a local nonprofit, Save Our Shores.

Sponsors of the event also include the Portola Hotel & Spa, the Monterey County Weekly and The Offset Project. Tickets are $40.00 and are still available by visiting www.montereybeergarden.com or are $50.00 at the door (if there are any tickets left!).

So if you love craft beer or are just curious to see what the fuss is about, enjoy some good times, great music and even better beer at the 3rd Annual Monterey Beer Garden.

Cheers to Beer!

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Cheers to National IPA Day – August 1st

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
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Beer lovers are drawn to IPA’s, short for Indian Pale Ale, for the bold, deep flavors of this hoppy brew and it is said that no other beer style has defined the American craft beer as assertively as the IPA. August 1st has been declared National IPA day, celebrating the history, art, science and glory of this deliciously unique brew.

A little history…the origin of the IPA’s, dates back to 17th century England and today is one of the most popular craft beers on the planet. Created to unite the voices of beer geeks who simply love their IPA’s, National IPA Day was created to honor this unique craft beer and to connect people worldwide, using social media as the common place to showcase their love using the #IPAday hashtag on Social Media.

Veteran beer enthusiasts, home brewers and rookies alike are invited to come down to Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s first craft brewery located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa on August 1st.  Raise a glass and honor this “hoppy-day” with a $4 pint (or two) of Peter B’s award-winning Legend of Laguna IPA! Plus who knows, Kevin Clark, Brewmaster at Peter B’s may even release a new, limited edition IPA…come on down and see what’s in store!

Become a VIP at Monterey’s Only Craft Brewery with Peter B’s Mug Club

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
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Are you a fan of home brews? Would you consider yourself a beer connoisseur, or do you just simply love a nice cold one? Peter B’s Brewpub invites beer enthusiast of all kinds to join a great community of beer lovers! Whether you prefer sitting on their patio with your dog on a sunny day drinking Belly Up Blonde Ale, or enjoying the Stout Resistance beside the outdoor fire pits as the sun sets over the Monterey Bay, Peter B’s Mug Club Membership is perfect for you!

Peter B’s Brewpub invites both locals and visitors alike to sign up for their Mug Club, just $50 dollars upon signing-up and $15 thereafter for your annual membership renewal fee (what a great gift)! Every member receives a personal 25 oz. Beer Stein that can reside at your house or be hung inside the brewpub waiting for you to come in, relax and sip your favorite Peter B’s locally crafted beer. Once a member, you will receive discounts off regularly priced 25 oz. beers and special invites for exclusive tastings of new beers. Mug Club Members will always be kept up to date on upcoming events including monthly Brewer’s Dinners and Mug Club Mixers, celebrating the art of a good brew.

Can you hear that cold one calling you from Peter B’s after a long day of work or a relaxing Sunday afternoon?  Click this link for more info and to sign up for VIP status from the brewpub that makes the best craft beers on the Monterey Peninsula and beyond!

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