Posts Tagged ‘Craft Beer’

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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Celebrate Father’s Day with Brews & Views

Monday, June 10th, 2013
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Peter B’s Brewer, Kevin Clark and his son L.J.

Mark those calendars! Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th and there is no shortage of activities to fill a day with Dad on the Monterey Peninsula!

Get away from the ordinary and bring Dad to stay at the Portola to recharge his batteries.  Explore the rich historical setting of Old Monterey and spend some quality time with Dad. Rent a bike or head out on foot to the Coastal Recreation Trail, just right outside our door and experience many of Monterey’s world-famous attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Hungry? The culinary team at Jacks Restaurant & Lounge will be hard at work in the kitchen providing you and Dad with the finest local cuisine from Central Coast farmers, fisherman, ranchers and dairymen. Or, head to Peter B’s Brewpub for delicious locally brewed craft beer, 15 high-definition TV’s, a pool table and a unique pub-style menu that Dad will surely love.

For the ultimate pre-Father’s Day gift, attend the Monterey Beer Festival on Saturday, June 15th between 12:30pm and 5:00pm with entertainment and beer galore. Fill your day and your belly with tastings from over 80 Central Coast breweries and local food vendors serving up Thai noodles, Korean and Southern BBQ, Cajun specialties, old-fashioned Bratwurst and more. Live bands include the Chicano All Stars, Powerage and Jack Nielsen’s Triple Threat, just to name a few. General Tickets are $45 and other ticket packages including V.I.P. are available. For more information visit www.montereybeerfestival.com.

So if you’re in the mood to celebrate this Father’s Day and make it one to remember,  than we’ve got it all, right here at the Portola!

 

Alvarado Street Raspberry Wheat Release

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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Imagine if Michelangelo got to take another crack at the Sistine Chapel or Leonardo Da Vinci repainted the Mona Lisa? It’s not often that an artist gets to recreate a masterpiece, but that is exactly what Peter B’s Brewpub Brewmaster, Kevin Clark has done with his re-release of his award winning Alvarado Street Raspberry Wheat craft beer. After winning silver medal at the BTI World Beer Championship in 2012, Clark figured he could improve on his work and what better week than to re-introduce the beer world to his genius than American Craft Beer Week, 2013.

Clark refined the process and tinkering here and there with the recipe and the outcome is one of the most highly anticipated releases in the area. Clark has become one of the hottest Brewmasters around garnering nine total medals from the World Beer Championships in two years including three bronze, four silver and two gold.

 

Rooted in sustainability, Clark’s process includes locally harvested hops from the Salinas Valley, re-use of salvaged grains for cattle feed and a system that a mad scientist would love that saves 40,000 gallons of water per year by reusing boiled water. With this hometown presence, it is no wonder that the name of his beer is derived from the historic Alvarado Street that ends just outside the Portola Hotel & Spa where Peter B’s is located.

So stop by Peter B’s Brewpub and rediscover the wonderful taste of Kevin Clark’s Alvarado Street Raspberry Wheat and be introduced to a true artist!

American Craft Beer Week 2013

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
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In the United States, beer has long been synonymous with sports. Whether it is enjoying a couple of cold ones at the ballpark, tailgating with friends and thousands of others at a college or NFL football game or simply kicking back at home, sports equal beer. While dominated by the mass produced mega-brewers for years, Craft Brews and Breweries are quickly becoming a favorite for the sports-crazed American populace. Good times at the game do not have to mean a bad tasting beer.

If a professional football junkie’s nirvana is Superbowl week, then American Craft Beer Week is the equal for the casual and hardcore fans of the Craft Beer movement. May 13-19, 2013, America embraces Craft Beer in all its glory and locally, Peter B’s Brewpub, recently voted as Monterey County’s Best Brewpub and Best Beer is offering a full lineup of awesome events.

Brewmaster Kevin Clark is leading the festivities and the week kicks off in style on Monday the 13th with the release of the highly anticipated Alvarado Street Raspberry Wheat. Tuesday features a Mug Club Mixer from 4-6:30pm and complimentary Raspberry Wheat tasters for all Mug Club members. Pubtalk with the Beer Geek holds down its usual Wednesday place at the pub, but this week is extra special as Host Chris Nelson will feature a special American Craft Beer Week show and giving away two sets of Monterey Beer Garden Tickets (must be present to win). Want more? Peter B’s will also be offering Growler specials and its always popular Firkin Wednesday small batch tastings.

 

The week continues on Thursday the 16th with a 6pm Brewers Dinner featuring guest brewery Bison Brewing and special guest, The Beer Wench! (Reservations are highly recommended – (831) 647-4805) And if that was not enough, Peter B’s celebrates American Craft Beer Week at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Cooking for Solutions Event on Friday the 17th from 7:15-10:30pm.

Each day, Peter B’s Brewpub will also offer Brewery tours from 4-5:30pm and daily Special Guest Brews featuring $3 pints. With so many great events, it might be hard to choose just one, so why don’t you choose them all. If you love beer, this is the week for you. Cheers!

Meet Our Brewer Kevin Clark

Monday, January 28th, 2013
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A Northern California native and a resident of Monterey County since 1998, Kevin Clark, a beer enthusiast and aficionado, is the Brewmaster of Peter B’s Brewpub at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California.

After graduating from California State University, Monterey Bay, Kevin traveled the world. He immersed himself in the cultures of the countries he visited, paying particular attention to their food and beverage. His destinations were wide-ranging including the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe and the island countries of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji. This cultural and culinary diversity gave Kevin a unique perspective on flavor which led him to begin his career in the industry at Passionfish in Pacific Grove, CA. There, he studied wine and food pairings, but his heart always belonged to his first love; beer. He began to experiment with the pairing of beer and food, but found his choices in hops based beverages limited in comparison with wine and its many varietals.

Soon, Kevin found himself beginning to homebrew his own beer in an effort to not only discover new tastes, but save money in the process. The plan backfired however, as Kevin began to sample and taste as many commercial and homebrewed offerings as possible, falling in love all over again with the complexities and varieties of beer.  Kevin started at Peter B’s as the Assistant Brewer and was promoted to Head Brewmaster in early 2011.

For Kevin Clark, the act of combining the beautiful aromas and flavors of malt and hops with other additions is a gift and one of life’s true pleasures. The history and traditions of the beverage are wonderful, but for Kevin, the creation of a beverage that is alive and brings people together is his gift to the world.