Carmel, CA, September 19, 2018 — After many years of conducting wholesale businesses locally owned and operated, Monterey Bay Brewing and Carmel Valley Brewing Company, have found a home of their own.
Before opening the new facility, which has been rebranded as Carmel Craft Brewing Company, Monterey Bay Brewing and Carmel Valley Brewing’s beers were only available at local restaurants, bars and stores.
According to CEO and Co-founder, Mark Fitch, the new brewpub is about 600 square feet, about the size of a small wine-tasting room that will seat 20. The rear portion of the facility will hold a brew house, so craft brews will be able to be made on-site. Plans are quickly in the making to expand into a larger space next door and a patio which will allow them to significantly expand the brew house and their seating.
“We’re really looking forward to it, it’s been a long time in the making,” said Fitch, who co-founded MBBC with Scott Coming in 2012. “We’ve received huge support from the Barnyard, too.”
Fitch said the new pub will start by offering 6-7 beers, beginning with the flagship Mad Otter Ale, plus a few styles from Carmel Valley Brewing Co. These will include Carmel Valley Brewing Co.’s Blonde and their IPA.
Fitch looks to add an American-style Wheat IPA, a Porter and a Cream Ale from MBBC. There will also eventually be guest taps from other local brewers, wines on tap and even kombucha on tap.
Carmel Craft Brewing Company’s offerings will start with fairly classic styles, most of them on the “lighter end of the spectrum.”
“We want to do what people like to drink,” says Fitch about the initial brewpub selections. “We want them to be able to drink what they already like.”
Carmel Craft Brewing Company will not offer food right off the bat, but Fitch hopes that patrons will take advantage of the many eateries in The Barnyard, including their next-door neighbor Allegro Gourmet Pizzaria, Flanagan’s just upstairs from them, plus Sur, From Scratch, Erik’s Deli Café, Lugano Swiss Bistro, Lafayette Bakery, Aabha Indian Cuisine, and The Noodle Palace. Eventually Fitch said he would like to offer a small pub menu, especially once they expand the brewpub.
A grand opening is planned for later this year.
About Monterey Bay Brewing Company
Monterey Bay Brewing Company began at the Mammoth Mountain Blues and Brews festival. Accountant Mark Fitch camped and went to the two-day event and experienced how everyone was going mad over craft beer. Realtor Scott Coming and Mark went the next year as well and this is when they knew they wanted to bring this kind of energy and excitement for craft beer to Monterey. Scott and Mark started to homebrew out of their kitchens and it was one early evening on the golf course that the name Mad Otter Ale sprang into Mark’s head and from that point on they knew they had something special.
About Carmel Valley Brewing Company
Established in 2007 by Dean Hatfield and Karolyn Stone, Carmel Valley Brewing is a tiny craft brewery on a ranch nestled in the hills of Carmel Valley near The Village. Since its beginning, each of the 3 styles produced has been brewed and bottled on premises using purified ranch water, and almost all wastewater is used to irrigate the 20+ fruit trees in the ranch orchard. Spent grain is composted on-site. All styles are produced under temperature controlled conditions and tightly filtered for long-lived flavor in bottle or keg.
Carmel Craft Brewing Company
3777 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923
Mark Fitch:(831) 776-3379
Mark Fitch: firstname.lastname@example.org
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