Breweries

Monterey’s craft breweries have seen amazing growth, as the micro-brew revolution continues to grow across the U.S. Whether you want an Indian Pale Ale, a Porter, an English Bitter, or a Double IPA-the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival is your chance to enjoy the finest brews produced in the Salinas Valley.

Come join the growing list of breweries scheduled for our 2017 festival, and enjoy their amazing hand-crafted beers! Are you a brewer that wants to register for the Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival? Click on the link below and fill out the form!

Brewery Form

Contact: Director of Breweries

If you are interested in hosting a pouring station please fill out the form below!

Pouring Station Form

 

Drakes

Drake’s Brewing Company is an urban craft brewery operating in San Leandro, California since 1989. Drake’s brewers have set the standard for West Coast Style ales with their unflinching dedication to brewing clean, high-quality, innovative, and often unapologetically hoppy beers.

Stone

We welcome Stone Brewery, offering a number of amazing craft beers including Stone Pale Ale!

Stone Pale Ale is our Southern California take on the classic British ale. Deep amber in color, this beer is a robust and full-flavored interpretation of the traditional style. Its bold malt character is perfectly complemented by a judicious amount of hops, lending it a subtly enticing aroma. This is an ale for those who have learned to appreciate distinctive flavors and have a thirst for something out of the ordinary.

Hermitage Brewing Compay

Established in 2009 Hermitage Brewing Company is located in San Jose.

Hermitage started when Tied House closed down its iconic downtown San Jose location in mid-2009. All the brewing equipment was transferred down the road to South 7th Street, where Hermitage is today. Hermitage soon added a bottling line, complete with disco ball and audio of ABBA’s greatest hits, which automatically starts when the bottling line is turned on.

Hermitage Brewery is becoming widely recognized for its Hoptopia, Maltopia, Ale of the Imp, Single Hop “H” Series IPAs, and craft soda brands. In 2011, Hermitage took four Gold Medals at the California State Commercial Craft Brewers Competition. Celebrator Beer News awarded One Door Quadrupel with four out of five stars in 2011, and Hoptopia DIPA four out of five stars in 2012.

Ballast Point Brewing

IT BEGINS WITH THE
SEARCH FOR FLAVOR

The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while we savor the result, we’re just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point.

Lost Coast Brewing

The Lost Coast Brewery and Café began with a dream.  In 1986 Barbara Groom, a pharmacist wondered what it would require to start a brewpub.  After years honing her skills home brewing, planning and studying scores of pubs throughout England & Wales Barbara was ready to transform the dream into a reality.

Alvarado Street Brewing

Our 10 barrel brewpub specializes in West Coast-style, hop-forward ales, Belgian inspired ales, and a variety of experimental and traditional batches across all styles of beer. On the hoppy side, we particularly like showcasing the intensely tropical, citrusy, and earthy-green aromas and flavors of newer varieties from the Pacific Northwest and the Southern Hemisphere. As we continue to evolve, some of these will eventually become staples and made more readily available. We will always continue to experiment with new styles, hop varieties, and even return to some of the classics, all in an effort to take your taste buds for a ride every time you drop by.

Brewery 25

Brewery Twenty-Five’s home base is in the multi-faceted San Benito County, California where the Ohlone sacred mountains line the south, fog crashes into the valley from the Monterey Bay, and the biodiversity of the Central Coast provides a plethora of local inspiration for our creative brews.

Oskar Blues

In 2002, our funky little Colorado grown brew-pub started stuffing our huge, voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale in a can (Dale’s Pale Ale). That not only began the craft-beer-in-a-can craze, but has grown to add a brewery to the hills of Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC and another in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX, in 2016. Cans keep beer fresher, longer by eliminating the damaging effects of light and ingressed oxygen while being infinitely recyclable and portable…taking them where your next soul saving adventure takes you.

Lagunitas Brewing Company

From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and ’94 with an un-enunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.

The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporidic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!

East Cliff Brewing Company

East Cliff Brewing Company produces distinctive British style ales, complementing the wide ranging locally brewed beer styles readily available from Santa Cruz’s growing and vibrant craft brewing community.

Specifically, we focus on crafting balanced session ales based on the multitude of styles of the British Isles, conditioning and serving them in our taproom in authentic, traditional cask (not keg) fashion.

Maintaining Santa Cruz’s unique character while carrying over the “public house” atmosphere, our taproom is a neighborhood gathering place for friends, families, and colleagues.

Discretion Brewing

We define Discretion as wisdom, wit, and kindness. These qualities shape our interactions with each other, our ever-growing circle of customers, our community, and our beer.

Brewery Twenty Five

Brewery Twenty Five is a small-batch craft brewery based in San Benito County. Brewery Twenty Five will focus on handcrafted beers that will utilize locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible.

The Good Cider

Family made, and has been for three generations. We use only the freshest apples, picking them from our own orchard. With each sip of our cider, you can taste the flavor. This traditional Basque cider has proven to be incredibly popular in Spain. But now with innovative filtering and bottling techniques, we are able to import the product to the United States. Consider it a bottled gift.