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.
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.
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!