Retro Post: Cannery Row Brewing Company … Monterrey, CA



I’m not really a John Steinbeck fan … he was a very depressing writer, but I read Cannery Row.  Actually, I read it not that long ago.  I’ve been working my way through the classics.  Have I said yet how much I like Hemingway?  Haha.  But I digress.  I had the opportunity to travel to Monterrey and visited Cannery Row.  What I didn’t realize was there was a brewery there!  Woo Hoo!


It is also in the old warehouse district.  The place is being refurbished and there are some very interesting things in that area of Monterrey.


Since I was a tourist I took a few random shots of the town.  I’ve posted them here.IMAG0125 IMAG0126 IMAG0127

The best thing about this place?  The night I showed up they were having a “Firkin Fest” and the the Firkin just happened a cask-conditioned Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA.  Yes!!!


So, take your normal Gold-Medal winning Union Jack and amp it up a notch by cask-conditioning it!  This was a fabulous beer.

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I was in Firestone-Walker heaven … can you tell by the look on my face??


Not only did they have this great cask conditioned ale, but I also found a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle on their shelf — yes, I had to try it for sure!  It was great.  This place was fun, a good mix of food and beverages, and it’s right there for all you Steinbeck fans to visit.  Give it a shot!

Beer Mentor


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