Everyone has their drink of choice. Some prefer the smooth taste of beer while others prefer to and enjoy a glass of wine. It is always nice to take a day to relax, and enjoy your favorite drink. A fan of both beer and wine? Even better! If you will be lodging in Monterey CA this June, there are two events to check out: The Monterey Beer Festival and The Monterey Wine Festival.
The Monterey Wine Festival will be celebrating its 37th year of bringing wine lovers together in one place. It will take place June 7th and 8th at the Monterey Custom House Plaza. The festival gives guests a chance to socialize and bond over something they are all passionate about. What makes the event even better is the beautiful location near the ocean. On Friday, pair your wine with some delicious cheese or some of the best calamari around, made by the Kings of Calamari. Saturday will be filled with more wine tasting as well as the 4th annual West Coast Chowder Competition. Professional chefs will gather to see who can make the best clam chowder and take home the Best of Show award. There will also be food and music throughout the event.
The Monterey Beer Festival is sure to be a great night out. If you are interested in trying different types of beer, you will not be disappointed. There will be over 80 breweries at the festival and some will even debut new types of beer! Some of the breweries that will be in attendance include Sierra Nevada, St. Killian, Speakeasy, Grand Teton Brewing, and Peter B’s. Live music will be performed all day and various food booths will be set-up throughout the festival. Admission for the event covers all beer tasting. Purchase a VIP Pre-Party ticket if you want to enter the event an hour early and sample beer without the lines. The festival will take place Saturday, June 15, 2013.