California Coastal Beer Trip, Day 3

The bar at English Ales Brewery in Marina
The bar at English Ales Brewery in Marina

Time to head home.

We enjoyed some quality time in Pacific Grove and Monterey. We tried to visit Peter B’s Brewpub in Monterey, but it didn’t open until 4 p.m.

We did stop at one last brewery — English Ales Brewery in Marina. What a treat!

Their beers were tasty and my 10 tasters included:

  • Monterey Bay Wheat
  • Big Sur Golden
  • Fat Lip Amber
  • English Ales 1066
  • Monk’s Brown Ale
  • Corkscrew Ale
  • Victory ESB
  • Black Hound Stout
  • Black Prince Porter
  • Dragon Slayer IPA

My favorites were the ESB and the Stout.

The pub was intimate, with the ceiling covered in beer club members’ steins. The bartender, Karen, was friendly and welcoming, exactly what we had been looking for all week! In fact, the entire bar was welcoming, including the woman making origami animals at the far end of the bar.

The bar also serves food (although passed on dining as we had just had a great lunch on the Monterey Wharf).

We headed out, bought some artichokes in Castroville and got home in the early evening.


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