Girls Getaway Guide!

Every girl needs a vacation and we know how important quality time with your bestie is – but a little adventure and pampering never hurt either! Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have designed some fun specials and packages, ideal for your next girl’s getaway! Pick from a day trip or a weekend…

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Head Brewer Collaborates with Country Malt Group to Create Malty Deliciousness

Guest Post by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub Back in late November, I was talking shop with Jonathan Plise, one of our talented beer ingredient distributors and specialist with Country Malt Group. I worked with Country Malt Group back when I lived in Michigan and love their products and passion for high quality grains,…

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Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us and for many of us, this time of year means   lots of shopping. It’s always fun to give gifts that are unique and of course, the “perfect fit” – so here at Central Coast Living, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite, Monterey Bay-themed…

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Celebrating 5 Years of Pub Talk – Guest Post by Chris Nelson

“You know what that music means…” When KRML’s Jeff White utters these familiar words on November 8th, we will be celebrating the five year anniversary of our radio show, Pub Talk. Broadcasting every Wednesday evening from the patio of Peter B’s Brewpub, Pub Talk is labor of love for those involved in its production.  …

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Yoga & Beer? Namast-YAY!

Grab a friend and meditate, move and flow with a 90-minute yoga class in the tranquil, outdoor Cottonwood Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa, followed by craft beer at Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub.   Peter B’s and the Portola Hotel have partnered with Monterey-based Yogi, Kate Balog for a Yoga +…

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Guest Post, by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub

A Day at the Hopyard – From Farm to Mug I recently had the opportunity to spend the day touring Akiyama Hopyard in Watsonville, California (just north of Monterey). Established this year, Akiyama Hopyard’s goal is to provide local breweries the opportunity to participate in the harvest season and brew harvest ales. Hops growing at…

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Happy Brew-versary! Cheers to 20 Years!

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery, will be celebrating their platinum anniversary, this September 20th! In honor of this amazing milestone, Peter B’s will be celebrating all day long with 20% off food and $3 bottles of Peter B’s award-winning Dancing Goat Russian Imperial Espresso Stout.  Throughout the day, the crew at Peter B’s…

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New Eats & Brews at Peter B’s Brewpub

Sometimes a cold beer and amazing pub fare is all this girl needs to make her happy! And that’s easy to achieve at Peter B’s Brewpub. Head Brewer, Justin Rivard, has been debuting an array of new brews including his most recent IPA, the Tropic Maelstrom brewed with pounds of fresh pineapple, passionfruit and Heull…

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Peter B’s Brewpub Celebrates American Craft Beer Week 2016

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) at Peter B’s located right behind the Portola Hotel & Spa!  Don’t miss daily promos, a special reservation only, four-course Brewer’s Dinner on May 17th and Peter B’s new ACBW Beer Education Night complete with food pairings on May 20th!  As Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s is THE…

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