Guest Post, by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub

A Day at the Hopyard – From Farm to Mug I recently had the opportunity to spend the day touring Akiyama Hopyard in Watsonville, California (just north of Monterey). Established this year, Akiyama Hopyard’s goal is to provide local breweries the opportunity to participate in the harvest season and brew harvest ales. Hops growing at…

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Green Meetings Made Easy – Guest Post, Terri D’Ayon Joyce, Director of Sales

As Central California’s very first U.S. Green Building Council LEED® Certified hotel and conference facility in the category of Existing Building (EB), I am proud to say that here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we are truly “leeding” the way in creating the most sustainable and eco-friendly conference and events on California’s West Coast….

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Yo Ho, Yo ho, a Pirate’s Life for Me!

Traveling with the kiddos can be a challenge, but through my personal experiences I have found if they feel comfortable and have a little extra entertainment, it seems to make traveling as a family a bit less stressful. Our family travels quite a bit, but the one place our kids ask to return to time…

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Happy Brew-versary! Cheers to 20 Years!

Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery, will be celebrating their platinum anniversary, this September 20th! In honor of this amazing milestone, Peter B’s will be celebrating all day long with 20% off food and $3 bottles of Peter B’s award-winning Dancing Goat Russian Imperial Espresso Stout.  Throughout the day, the crew at Peter B’s…

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Monterey Conference Center Renovation Update – Guest Post, Nancy Williams, Director of Sales & Events

The renovation continues at the Monterey Conference Center located in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA and our team could not be more excited to share the latest updates to the $60 million dollar renovation! Renovations continue at the Monterey Conference Center. With the demolition officially complete the Stronghold Engineering crew is installing steel beams…

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5 Ways to Best Photograph Monterey’s Coastal Aesthetic, Guest Post by SimplyTwo Photography

SimplyTwo Photography is a destination wedding photography studio based in Southern California. With over 50% of their annual weddings being destination adventures, their principal artist John Yao is constantly exploring the photographic potential of new exciting places. Here are a few of John’s insider tips to getting amazing photographs on your special day.   1….

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