intriguing name comes from the brewery’s access to apples (yes, ciders so good he prepares them for an upscale resort) and a vineyard. It’s a neat space tucked into a corner of The Barnyard shopping center, with an outdoor space and food available. 3777 The Barnyard, Carmel. (831) 250-7311, LA CANTINA BREWING COMPANY Part Mexican restaurant, part craft beer house with a Mexican flair, La Cantina does some inventive things, such as collaboration efforts with other brewers. They do several styles, but your eyes are drawing to beers inspired by south-ofthe-border flavors, like horchata (stout) and tamarind (pilsner). 165 Main St., Salinas. (831) 320-4221 OTHER BROTHER BEER CO. Brewed in Seaside and served in a neat space with garage door walls that can roll up to let the outdoors in, as well as a popular sidewalk parklet. The beer menu changes often, but you might find a Mexican-inspired dark lager alongside a Czech-style pilsner. There are often nitros, hazies and wheats to choose from, and always a selection of IPAs. Other Brother ramps up the evening with occasional live music and weekly trivia nights. A neighborhood favorite that people will travel to. 877 Broadway Ave., Seaside. (831) 747-1106, PETER B’S BREWPUB There’s something for everyone at Monterey’s oldest brewpub: light, fruity, sour, stout—you name it. The brewmaster has a background in wine and brings a scientific understanding of fermentation and aging, as well as an ethic of sustainability, to her beers. There’s some experimentation to the lineup, but also some throwbacks, like rye or barley wine. There’s a pet-friendly patio to chill and a sports bar vibe inside. The kitchen is known for its wings (and other dishes). 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey. (831) 649-2699, Brew Crew WWW.MONTEREYCOUNTYWEEKLY.COM 37 LIVE MUSIC ROCK THE ROW! The Salty Seal Hot Spot H S 653 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 920-2327 SaltySeal_2-3v_VG22_GK.indd 1 3/29/23 5:40 PM