Meet Peter B's New Head Brewer, Natalie Mika

Posted on May 24th, 2021 by Peter B's Brewpub

Peter B's Brewpub, located at 2 Portola Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, is thrilled to announce Natalie Mika as the new Head Brewer of the award-winning brewery. Mika has been brewing beer professionally at Peter B's since 2019. A Monterey County native, Mika is a self-proclaimed lab nerd and has worked with fermentation science since 2013.

A graduate of California Polytechnic University with a degree in Wine and Viticulture, Mika launched her career in the wine industry working for five vintages at Bodega Calle in Argentina, Scheid Vineyards in Greenfield, VinLink Winery in New Zealand, and The Wine Group in Soledad.

Mika is now brewing in time for Peter B’s planned reopening in the summer of 2021. In addition to the brews that have become so popular at Peter B’s Brewpub, Mika says, “I’d like to do some fruited Belgian style beers. Making a Belgian beer with some Riesling grapes has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and hopefully, I’ll get to do that in the late summer or fall."

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