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Monterey Herald The Go July 2016

Monterey Herald The Go July 2016

Peter B’s new brewmaster came west for adventure.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes New Food & Beverage Director and New Executive Chef

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Welcomes New Food & Beverage Director and New Executive Chef

The Four Diamond and only LEED® Certified hotel on the California Central Coast, Portola Hotel & Spa is pleased to announce Brian Hein as Director of Food & Beverage, and Danny Abbruzzese as Executive Chef.

Disciples of Flight May 2016

Disciples of Flight May 2016

Monterey Bay Offers a Perfect Vacation  Spot For Pilots.

OldMonterey.org May 2016

OldMonterey.org May 2016

Peter B's Brewpub Welcomes Justin Rivard as New Head Brewer.

Not My Father's Beer May 2016

Not My Father's Beer May 2016

Craft beer enthusiasts in the Monterey/Santa Cruz area of California’s Central Coast have a lot to look forward to in the coming months.

Monterey County Weekly May 2016

Monterey County Weekly May 2016

Big changes at Portola/Peter B's include chef exit, new brewmaster.

Press Release: Peter B’s Brewpub Welcomes Justin Rivard as New Head Brewer

Press Release: Peter B’s Brewpub Welcomes Justin Rivard as New Head Brewer

Award winning Peter B’s Brewpub,Monterey’s original craft brewery located behind Portola Hotel & Spa, is pleased to announce Justin Rivard as the new Head Brewer.

Robb Report May 2016

Robb Report May 2016

Six Rare Shelbys and Fords Gear up for RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.

Liquid Bread May 2016

Liquid Bread May 2016

Imperial stouts, barrel-aged beers dominate new beer releases from Bay Area.

Mercury News May 12 2016

Mercury News May 12 2016

Beyond Cannery Row: Exploring Monterey, without the crowds.

Passport & Plates May 2016

Passport & Plates May 2016

Why Monterey Should Be Your New Favorite Travel Destination.

PubClub.com May 2016

PubClub.com May 2016

Naturally, something such as National Craft Beer Week can’t go without recognition at one of the top craft beer places in Central California.

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

Peter B's Brewpub to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week.

The Meeting Magazines May 2016

The Meeting Magazines May 2016

When spectacular scenic beauty, history and sustainability are on the agenda, Monterey is a natural choice for meetings and events. 

Smart Meetings Press Release April 2016

Smart Meetings Press Release April 2016

Smart Meetings Announces 2016 Smart Stars Award Winners.

Lucire April 2016

Lucire April 2016

While San Francisco is one of America’s great food cities, there are many more discoveries awaiting adventurous eaters in Silicon Valley and the highways that lead to the Bay.

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies April 2016

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies April 2016

Microbreweries continue to do big business as more people seek full-flavored beer and a greater variety of choices.

Smart Meetings April 2016

Smart Meetings April 2016

Super Bowl 50, held in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 7, sparked events, exhibits, parties and more throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area for nearly two weeks. 

Liquid Bread Magazine March 2016

Liquid Bread Magazine March 2016

Spring renewal brings a beast out of hibernation in the form of a sour ale.

Edible Monterey Bay March 2016

Edible Monterey Bay March 2016

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Pan Roasted Fresh Water King Salmon & Spring Asparagus Salad

The Herald March 2016

The Herald March 2016

Girl Beer Geek: Brewer Kevin Clark pivotal to Monterey’s beer scene.

Hotel F&B March 2016

Hotel F&B March 2016

We’re seeing more and more hotels using packages built around great beer to attract bookings.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Releases New Craft Beer Package For Two

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Releases New Craft Beer Package For Two

Portola Hotel is excited to announce the release of a new package including offerings from their onsite, award-winning craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub.

Prevue Magazine March/April 2016

Prevue Magazine March/April 2016

All eyes are on the $60 million renovation of the Monterey Conference Center, connected to Monterey’s only LEED Certified Hotel, the Portola Hotel & Spa, which is undergoing its own guest room and lobby renovations. 

Monterey Herald February 2016 - Vinyl Night

Monterey Herald February 2016 - Vinyl Night

Girl Beer Geek: Peter B’s introduces Vinyl Night

Examiner.com February 2016

Examiner.com February 2016

If you’re looking for a getaway for Valentine’s Day, the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey has packages available.

Monterey Herald February 2016

Monterey Herald February 2016

Mike Hale picks the best places to watch Super Bowl 50

Press Release: Peter B's Pigskin Palooza

Press Release: Peter B's Pigskin Palooza

Peter B’s Brewpub is celebrating 50 years of pro football with Peter B’s first ever Pigskin Palooza, with a private party in the Brewpub, Sunday February 7, 2016.

OldMonterey.org January 2016

OldMonterey.org January 2016

Jacks and Peter B's Celebrate California Restaurant Month

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Valentine's Day Romance Getaway

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Valentine's Day Romance Getaway

The Portola Hotel & Spa has introduced a Romantic Getaway just in time for
Valentine’s Day.

PubClub.com January 2016

PubClub.com January 2016

The Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA, is celebrating the arrival of 2016 well beyond New Year’s Eve.

Press Release: Holidays at the Portola Hotel & Spa

Press Release: Holidays at the Portola Hotel & Spa

From a selection of holiday cocktails to breakfast for two, a celebratory night of art and fun to a day at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, Portola Hotel & Spa offers the perfect holiday packages.  

PubClub.com December 2015

PubClub.com December 2015

You don’t even have to walk into Peter B’s Brewpub to know this is a popular place among locals in Monterey, CA

Hotel F&B November / December 2015

Hotel F&B November / December 2015

Peter B's Brewpub at the Portola Hotel & Spa partners with local artisans to craft unique F&B items that resonate with guests.

BuzzFeed November 2015

BuzzFeed November 2015

Top Outdoor Activities And Tasty Restaurants In Monterey, California!

Monterey Herald November 2015

Monterey Herald November 2015

Jacks Restaurant and Lounge and Peter B’s Brewpub, both at Portola Hotel and Spa, are serving meals on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26.

The New York Times November 2015

The New York Times November 2015

Monterey County, spanning California’s central coast from Moss Landing to Big Sur, is seeing more tourists in the winter months, once a slow season for the region. 

PubClub.com November 2015

PubClub.com November 2015

If you’re in Monterey on holiday and are wondering where you can get a good turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, two restaurants provide the appropriate stuff for so you can stuff yourself.

Smart Meetings October 2015

Smart Meetings October 2015

Local convention and visitors bureaus and vintner associations team up to promote their destinations and wines to leisure travelers and meeting planners alike.

Press Release: Sum Of Hours from Peter B's Brewpub

Press Release: Sum Of Hours from Peter B's Brewpub

Peter B's Brewpub wins Silver at the World Beer Championships for "Sum of Hours" Imperial Red.

Bay Area Family Travel September 2015

Bay Area Family Travel September 2015

Do you crave a mid-week getaway from the kids?

FullServiceRestaurantsMagazine.com September 2015

FullServiceRestaurantsMagazine.com September 2015

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge, located within the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California, was awarded the Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence for its wine program.

Press Release: Jacks Restaurant Receives Wine Spectator Award

Press Release: Jacks Restaurant Receives Wine Spectator Award

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge receives Wine Spectator 2015 Award of Excellence for it's wine program.  

BuyerInteractive.com September 2015

BuyerInteractive.com September 2015

Craft Beer Craze Still Brewing in Hotel Business: Hotels aren’t just serving craft beers, more than ever they’re making them too.

Mommy Nearest August 2015

Mommy Nearest August 2015

French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Icelandic, those are just a few of languages we heard while strolling around Cannery Row, the Aquarium and the enchanting Fisherman’s Wharf of Monterey, California.

TheMeetingsMagazines.com August 2015

TheMeetingsMagazines.com August 2015

The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) had a broad choice of quality cities for its 2015 Annual Conference, given that it represents chamber professionals in 19 Western states and Canada.

Carmel Magazine August 2015

Carmel Magazine August 2015

Monterey's Portola Hotel & Spa earned recertification under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance program.

AZ Foothills July 2015

AZ Foothills July 2015

I left my heart in Los Gatos.  And San Diego.  And by the beaches of the Bay Area.

Plan Your Meeting July 2015

Plan Your Meeting July 2015

The Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in California now offers a full 1 gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection for meetings and events.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Summer Giveaway

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Summer Giveaway

Summer is here and it's time for a mini-vacation package.

Press Release: Portola Hotel Announces New Sea Car Tours Package

Press Release: Portola Hotel Announces New Sea Car Tours Package

The Portola Hotel & Spa is excited to announce its newest Sea Car Tours package.

Monterey County Herald July 2015

Monterey County Herald July 2015

On Monday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m., Peter B’s Brewpub at Portola Hotel & Spa hosts a brewer’s dinner at its new private barrel room.

MeetingsNet July 2015

MeetingsNet July 2015

Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay in Monterey, Calif., has activated a 1 gigabit-per-second Internet connection to support events and guests, increasing the hotel’s Internet capacity by tenfold.

Monterey County Weekly July 2015

Monterey County Weekly July 2015

Forget the pursuit of happiness. Let us pursue the happiest hour.

AAA Car + Travel Magazine July 2015

AAA Car + Travel Magazine July 2015

Ever since I saw a photo of the iconic cliff-hugging coastal road in Big Sur, California, I knew I had to make that drive.

Monterey Herald June 2015

Monterey Herald June 2015

Peter B’s Brewpub was recently awarded two gold medals for its beer by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI).

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub Wins Gold Medals

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub Wins Gold Medals

Peter B's Brewpub located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, CA has been awarded two Gold Medals by the Beverage Tasting Institute.

PubClub.com June 2015

PubClub.com June 2015

If this keeps up, Peter B's Brewpub will soon have more awards than taps.

OldMonterey.com June 2015

OldMonterey.com June 2015

Portola Hotel and Spa, which currently holds the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED® certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, has completed the highly esteemed recertification process.

Liquid Bread June 2015

Liquid Bread June 2015

Beers from over 80 breweries — four of which are from the Monterey Peninsula — poured at the Monterey Beer Festival last Saturday, June 13.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Receives Prestigious LEED Recertification June 2015

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Receives Prestigious LEED Recertification June 2015

Portola Hotel & Spa, which currently holds the U.S. Green Building Councils (USGBC) LEED certification for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance, has completed the highly esteemed recertification process.  

Monterey Herald June 2015

Monterey Herald June 2015

Mother’s in the kitchen, washing out the jugs; Sister’s in the pantry, bottling the suds; Father’s in the cellar, mixing up the hops; Johnny’s on the porch, watching for the cops.

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

Leave it to the most progressive breweries to do a progressive dinner.

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

Monterey County Weekly June 2015

The Soviet Union may have been the first to put a human in space, but the United States is dominating the only Space Race that matters: launching brewer’s yeast toward the stars.

Smart Meetings June 2015

Smart Meetings June 2015

Most planners look to the obvious spots when pulling together a meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area—San Francisco or Silicon Valley, with a detour to Napa Valley.

Essential Living Maine June 2015

Essential Living Maine June 2015

I was afraid this would happen. I've been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever.

Natural Nutmeg June 2015

Natural Nutmeg June 2015

I was afraid this would happen. I’ve been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever.

Smart Stars May 2015

Smart Stars May 2015

We are thrilled to present the winners of this year’s Smart Stars Awards, which celebrate the premier meetings hotels, resorts, cruise lines, event venues, and convention and conference centers in North America.

KSBW May 2015

KSBW May 2015

At the Old Town Monterey Farmer’s Market, it's not just farm-to-table anymore, it's brewpub-to-table too.

Leslie Patiño, Author May 2015

Leslie Patiño, Author May 2015

Happy American Craft Beer Week, also known as “The Mother of All Beer Weeks.”

OldMonterey.com May 2015

OldMonterey.com May 2015

Peter B’s Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, is thrilled to announce the debut of their brand new Barrel Room.

Press Release: Peter Bs Brewpub Debuts New Barrel Room May 2015

Press Release: Peter Bs Brewpub Debuts New Barrel Room May 2015

Peter B's Brewpub, Monterey's original craft brewery, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa is thrilled to announce the debut of their brand new Barrel Room.  

Texas Lifestyle Magazine May 2015

Texas Lifestyle Magazine May 2015

Take a walk down memory lane with us to visit the gorgeous sights of Carmel-by-the-Sea and stay tuned for our full Jet Setter feature in our upcoming SUMMER issue, delivered in July.

Successful Meetings May 2015

Successful Meetings May 2015

Portola Hotel & Spa is Monterey's first and only Silver LEED EB certified hotel, and it also touts a AAA Four Diamond rating.

Association News May 2015

Association News May 2015

Abundant valley sunshine and fresh ocean breezes instill a sense of well-being for groups that meet in Central California.  

Monterey Herald May 2015

Monterey Herald May 2015

To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, Peter B’s Brewpub is hosting a brewer’s dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monterey Herald May 2015

Monterey Herald May 2015

Chicken wings have become an American institution, and not much pairs better with a cold brew.

Pasadena Now April 2015

Pasadena Now April 2015

Whenever I feel the weight of the world pressing down on me it’s to the water I go. So I was off to Monterey Bay for a breath of sea air, a sight of great beauty, the sound of the waves caressing the rocks and a taste of the ocean.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Now Offers Gigabit Internet

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa Now Offers Gigabit Internet

Portola Hotel & Spa is proud to now offer a 1 Gigabit (Gbps) Internet connection to support meetings, events and guests of the property.

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa To Host A Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop

Press Release: Portola Hotel & Spa To Host A Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop

The Portola Hotel & Spa will be hosting a Lorna Jane Pop Up Shop during the Big Sur International Marathon weekend.

KSBW.com April 2015

KSBW.com April 2015

For the first time Monterey brewery Peter B's Brewpub will be part of the festivities at Pebble Beach Food and Wine.

Around the World in KT Days April 2015

Around the World in KT Days April 2015

Where else in the world can you cruise down one of the most beautiful roads in the country, eat on a cliff overlooking the redwood forest, then head to the beach and watch sea otters play while you sip local wine?

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub at Monterey's Farmers Market

Press Release: Peter B's Brewpub at Monterey's Farmers Market

Peter B's Brewpub, located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa now sells their crafted ales every Tuesday at the Old Monterey's Farmers Market on Alvarado Street.

DarkSurf.com March 2015

DarkSurf.com March 2015

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery, is a regular stop of mine when I’m in downtown Monterey, Calif.

OldMonterey.com March 2015

The Monterey Bay is filled with endless open space. From white sand beaches to whimsical gardens, parks and lush forests, there is no shortage of family-friendly places to picnic and explore.

OC Mom Blog April 2015

OC Mom Blog April 2015

After spending a couple of days in Yosemite, our vacation continued.