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Peter B’s Brewpub has been awarded two Gold Medals by the Beverage Testing Institute (BTI). Based on a scale of 1-100 points, Peter B’s Je T’Aime and Midnight Lighting earned 90 and 92 points, respectively.

Je T’aime has a clear gold amber color and is described by the BTI as bright and fruity. There are floral aromas of banana nut muffin, orange blossom honey, and herb baguette. It has a velvety, lively, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingly, interesting, medium-length arugula, peppercorns, stone fruit custard, and brown spices finish.

The second winning beer, Midnight Lightening, has an amber color with aromas of fruitcake, berry compote, and vinaigrette. It has a supple, tangy, effervescent, sourish medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, medium-long balsamic and soy drizzled dark berries, pomegranate, crème brulee, and salty roasted chestnuts finish.

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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. This recertification represents a continuation of the eco-friendly initiatives set out in 2009. As the first LEED® hotel in Central California, Portola Hotel & Spa takes much pride in providing both eco-friendly and superior services and amenities to their guests.

Portola Hotel has invested in a new set of initiatives to guarantee its already existing superior “green” hospitality and live up to the eco-friendly standards of the LEED® certification. Some efforts include:

*Almost 20% of the hotel’s employees commute using alternative forms of transportation including biking, walking, and public transit.

*Native and adaptive plants that are drought-tolerant and provide habitat are placed throughout the property.

*In order to eliminate the hotel’s contribution to ozone depletion, all refrigerants containing CFCs have been phased out.

*Portola Hotel has purchased Renewable Energy Credits equivalent to 100% of yearly energy, which supports renewable energy generation offsite.

*Portola Hotel has a green cleaning policy and program and purchases over 60% sustainable cleaning products and materials leading to better air quality for staff and guests.

*Portola Hotel is diverting approximately 78% of waste from landfills and conducts an annual waste audit to identify areas that can be further approved.

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Monterey County Weekly has teamed up with Monterey Beer Festival to bring you Monterey County Beer Week, June 5-12, 2015. Here, in one spot, are all the Beer Week events taking place in Old Monterey, grouped by location.

ALVARADO STREET BREWERY AND GRILL, 426 Alvarado St
Sat, June 6: Join in the Strong Ale Celebration with rare, barrel-aged offerings from Sierra Nevada, Stone, Anchor, North Coast, and others.

Mon, June 8: $3 pints of Easy Jack (hoppy session ale), Opal (farmhouse ale), Pivo Pilsner, and Wookey Jack (hoppy black ale). For $4, keep the glass! We'll also offer Stickee Monkee, an extremely limited Belgian Quadruple ale that's been aged in spirit barrels and will be served in 5 oz tasters only.

Tues, June 9: $3 pints of Red Eye (American red ale), 7x70 IPA, Alpha Session (the original session IPA), 1500 Pale Ale, and Drake's IPA. For $4, keep the glass! Kitchen will be rocking $2 street tacos from 5 pm until closing.

Wed, June 10: Participants will be asked to identify eight different IPA's - winner will receive a $25 gift card and growler of their choice.

Thurs, June 11: Ticket holders to the Brewers and Baker's Collaboration Dinner will stop in for a course at the Brewery.

Fri, June 12: We'll be bringing in at least 6 of some of our favorite tart libations, including Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge, Duchesse de Bourgogne, Petrus Aged Pale Ale, Timmerman's Framboise, Echt Kriekbier, and Farmhouse Noir from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Capitola.

BRITANNIA ARMS OF MONTEREY, 444 Alvarado St
All week long: Enjoy $2.75 pints of Stella Artois at Britannia Arms. Monday through Friday, swing in for happy hour from 3:30-6:30pm for $4 on all drafts and half price appetizers.

BULL AND BEAR WHISKEY BAR AND TAPHOUSE, 479 Alvarado St
All week long: Daily happy hour, 4pm-7pm, with $2 off all draft beers (there are 48 to chose from).

PETER B'S BREWPUB, 2 Portola Plaza
Thurs, June 11: Ticket holders to the Brewers and Baker's Collaboration Dinner will stop in for a course at Peter B's.

TURN 12 BAR AND GRILL, 400 Tyler St
Wed, June 10: Firestone Walker Pint Night - buy Firestone Walker tonight and keep the glass. Plus special...Read More

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4th of July Parade Sponsor Application

Posted on May 29th, 2015 by pcofresi

If you have not had a chance to get your 4th of July parade sponsor application in, we have made it available online too! See the attached application below.

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The Brewers Association is happy to announce American Craft Beer Week, May 11-17, 2015. Each year, we celebrate the culture and community of craft brewers across the U.S. See what's brewing at Peter B's Brewpub for American Craft Beer Week 2015!

MONDAY 5/11/15
- 5 Course Brewer’s Dinner at 6pm
Includes a pint of Peter B’s Raspberry Wheat
- Greenflash Brewing Co. Guest Keg: $2.5 Pints & $4 Mugs

TUESDAY 5/12/15
- Mug Club Appreciation Night
Complimentary Peter B’s Raspberry Wheat Pint for each Mug Club Member
- Dogfish Head Brewing Co. Guest Keg: $2.5 Pints & $4 Mugs

WEDNESDAY 5/13/15
- 102.1 KRML’s Pub Talk at 5pm
Featuring Peter B’s Wing Sauce Judging & Winner Announcement
- Peter B’s Collaboration Release with Drakes Brewing Co.
- Stone Brewing Co. Guest Keg: $2.5 Pints & $4 Mugs

THURSDAY 5/14/15
- Cask Tapping at 4pm
- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Guest Keg: $2.5 Pints & $4 Mugs

FRIDAY 5/15/15
- Live Music: Brandon Swanson from 6pm-9pm
- Lagunitas Brewing Co. Guest Keg: $2.5 Pints & $4 Mugs

SATURDAY 5/16/15
- Live Music: Mark Banks from 6pm-9pm
- Drakes Brewing Co. Guest Keg: $2.5 Pints & $4 Mugs

SUNDAY 5/17/15
- Anchor Brewing Co. Guest Keg: $2.5 Pints & $4 Mugs

**Each evening Peter B's will have nightly giveaways at 7pm and 9pm. Winners must be present to win.

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