5 Ways to Romance Your Valentine

Love is in the air and so is the panic that ensues around this time of year of how to best spoil your Valentine! Leave it to the pros here at the Portola Hotel & Spa to help give you a bit of inspiration. We’ve come up with a few ideas to help create a…

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CC’s Rumtini

Cocktail Recipe – CC’s Rumtini   Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub at the Portola Hotel & Spa is known for award-winning craft beer, but their talented bartenders also serve up some of the best specialty cocktails in Monterey, including the popular CC’s Rumtini created by Cecilia.  This martini was inspired by guests at…

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Head Brewer Collaborates with Country Malt Group to Create Malty Deliciousness

Guest Post by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub Back in late November, I was talking shop with Jonathan Plise, one of our talented beer ingredient distributors and specialist with Country Malt Group. I worked with Country Malt Group back when I lived in Michigan and love their products and passion for high quality grains,…

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Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us and for many of us, this time of year means   lots of shopping. It’s always fun to give gifts that are unique and of course, the “perfect fit” – so here at Central Coast Living, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite, Monterey Bay-themed…

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Celebrating 5 Years of Pub Talk – Guest Post by Chris Nelson

“You know what that music means…” When KRML’s Jeff White utters these familiar words on November 8th, we will be celebrating the five year anniversary of our radio show, Pub Talk. Broadcasting every Wednesday evening from the patio of Peter B’s Brewpub, Pub Talk is labor of love for those involved in its production.  …

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Portola’s Fall Favorites

A crispness to the air, falling leaves and pumpkin everything means that Fall is upon us here in Monterey and between the gorgeous weather, holiday events, picturesque surroundings and seasonal food and drink; the Portola Hotel & Spa is celebrating the season! Let’s begin with what’s brewing at Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery!…

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Packing Essentials for Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Whether stay for a weekend or a week, when it comes to packing for a Monterey Bay Getaway, there are some key “must haves” need to make your visit comfortable and fun! We polled our experts here at the Portola Hotel & Spa and came up with this easy to follow check list – to…

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