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Monterey Coast Brewing
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)
165 Main Street
Salinas CA 93901
Telephone: +1 831-758-2337
Hours: Monday 11:00am-4:00pm, Tuesday-Sunday 11:00am-11:00pm.
Brewer: Charles Lloyd
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Notes

Visited: October 3, 2008

Opened: 2002

Annual Production: 1,500 bbl

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, Charles Lloyd, Ralph Wells, Rod Willems, Siegfried Binge

Neat bar in an old brick room. Beers — all of which are unfiltered — ran $3.25 for ten ounces up to $5.25 for a pint.

Updated: August 20, 2010

Beer List

    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7400)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Dense beige head.
      Aroma (3)
      Lots of chocolate.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medium body, smooth. Malty and chocolatey and fairly roasty. Finishes dry, with a mild resiny bitterness.
      Overall Impression (2)

    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7394)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet wheat. Clean.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light and fizzy and sweet. Big biscuity malt flavor, mildly grainy. Lingering sweet malty finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen/Weissbier
    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7396)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep amber. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Smoky cloves.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body, fizzy. Sweetly wheaty with a big smoky banana character.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    • Date: October 3, 2008 (#7399)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Dense nitro head.
      Aroma (3)
      Roasty, malty.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, creamy. Really sweet and chocolatey with some resiny bitterness up front. Warming.
      Overall Impression (2½)

  • American-Style Brown Ale

  • Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Pilsner
    German-Style Pilsener