“The Monterey Bay has always been a great place to visit for its beautiful scenery. Now you can come for the beer!" Jeff Moses, owner of Night That Never Ends Productions, is hosting the 2011 Monterey Beer Festival, which is being billed as “the greatest assortment of beer ever assembled on the Central Coast.” On Saturday afternoon, June 11, more than 80 brewers will be pouring hundreds of the best beers from around the world. Monterey area chefs will make a wide variety of food available and live music will play throughout the day.
This is the festival’s 10th anniversary and organizers have streamlined operations by adding additional gates to expedite the entrance of the festival’s attendees as well as additional bathrooms both inside and outside of the fairgrounds to expedite the exit of the festival’s refreshments. The $55 VIP event tickets are sold out, but as of Monday there were still $35 main event tickets available. Either type of ticket gets you unlimited samples.
Leave all growlers at home; no pets or outside glassware are allowed at this 21 and over event (though you may bring your children under 12 years old free of charge). The festival runs from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey, CA 93940.
See the festival web site for tickets, maps, a list of the participating breweries, and other details.