Breweries and Beer Fests in Monterey
Summertime means festivals galore, and there is no exception when it comes to Monterey County! This July 7, visit for the 17th annual Monterey Beer Festival at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Or celebrate in other ways by visiting some of the best local breweries.
Monterey Beer Festival
Explore over 25 local and international breweries at the 17th annual Monterey Beer Festival. The festival is held at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center on July 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors have the chance to try over 80 different beers from all sorts of brewing companies. This year’s brewery vendors include Alaskan Brewing Co., Real Soda and The Good Cider. The full list of vendors is on the Monterey Beer Festival official website. The festival hosts live music all day from DJ Fredo, with special appearance from the Spazmatics and Daze on the Green. Local food vendors will also be around, serving up some tasty bites. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door and $20 for designated drivers.
Local Monterey Breweries
If you can’t make it to the Monterey Beer Festival, don’t fret! There are still lots of local breweries in Monterey Bay for you to check out! When it comes to Monterey breweries, make sure to visit Alvarado Street Brewery, on Alvarado Street. Alvarado serves gastropub food built around its house-brewed beers. The Brewpub is pretty unique inside, but what makes this place extra-special is the Beer Garden in the back. It has lots of outdoor seating, with two fire pits and a separate bar that serves 12 house beers on tap. And on weekends, they serve BBQ specials that are amazing. Another spot worth visiting is the Cannery Row Brewing Company on Prescott Avenue. This brewery is family friendly and has live entertainment most nights. CRBC is also offers the second largest number of beers available on tap (70+) in Northern California.
Hotel Near Monterey Beer Festival
If you’re planning on making your weekend in Monterey a beer-filled one, then make sure you book a stay in a hotel near Monterey Beer Festival, like DeAnza Inn. Located near many Monterey attractions, DeAnza Inn offers spacious rooms and unbeatable amenities.
Celebrate Monterey’s fantastic breweries at this year’s Monterey Beer Festival, or at a popular local spot. As you plan out your weekend, make sure to secure safe transportation and a stay at the lovely DeAnza Inn.
WHERE TO STAY
An ideal couples retreat, with spacious bedrooms and a convenient location near all Monterey Peninsula’s major attractions. 2141 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 993940. 800.858.8775