Visit Our Monterey Brewery
The Area’s First Craft Brewery
Peter B’s behind the Portola Hotel & Spa has been satisfying locals and visitors to the Monterey Peninsula for over 30 years. Like many restaurants, Peter B’s has gone through a series of changes and upgrades since it first opened its doors in 1978, but it has always maintained an outstanding level of service and provided a great place to meet and enjoy food, friends and fun.
Peter B’s Brewpub was originally the Doubletree Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, dubbed Peter B’s on the Alley. In 1996, the space was remodeled into a “showcase” Monterey brewpub for Carmel Brewing Company. The original brewing equipment was purchased and owned by Carmel Brewing until Portola purchased the equipment and assumed the task of brewing the beer on-site.
Kevin Clark took over as the Brewmaster in early 2011 and has introduced five new house-made recipes and firkin kegs. Kevin has recently overseen the expansion of our Monterey brewery that now includes a new beer cellar featuring four brite tanks, adding 18,000 gallons of beer production per year and enough storage space to continue the brewing of small batch and seasonal selections.
As Monterey Bay's first craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub continues to offer something more to its customers than a simple pint. The Mug Club, founded in 2001 offers a personalized mug and special tastings and boasts over 1200 members. For something completely different, purchase one of the Growlers or Growlettes and take it home. Coming back for refills is a must to fill your four pints or two pints of the beer of your choice respectively.
In early 2014, Peter B’s Brewpub introduced a revamped menu full of new tastes and great brews. Our modest brewery in Monterey has grown into a place for full-fledged Monterey Bay dining. This menu, coupled with 18 HD flat-screen televisions, and attention to customer service, will be sure to keep locals and guests of the Portola Hotel & Spa coming back for the next 30 years.
Experience the finest of Monterey breweries by visiting Peter B's today.
Meet Our Brewmaster, Kevin Clark
A Northern California native and a resident of Monterey County since 1998, Kevin Clark is fulfilling his love of beer as the Brewmaster of Peter B's Brewpub.
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 as the Assistant Brewmaster and was promoted to Brewmaster in 2011.
Peter B’s Brewpub Line-Up of Award Winning, House-Made Craft Brews
Belly Up Blonde Ale
This blonde ale is light in body with gentle malty character and balanced hoppiness.
4.9% alcohol - 15 IBUs
Inclusion Amber Ale
Chrystal malts lend a depth of flavor and color, with ample hops, and a medium body.
5.13% alcohol - 35 IBUs
Full Bodied and well-rounded, oats show through the finish.
5.7% alcohol - 25IBUs
Fort Ord Wheat
Unfiltered, elegant and refreshing, with a balance of hops and wheat malt.
5.8 % alcohol - 20 IBUs
Legend of Laguna IPA
Pleasantly pungent, this IPA carries a huge floral aroma from Dry Hop.
6.5% alcohol - 80 IBUs