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Experience the FIRST Brewery in Pacific Grove, CA

Our menu includes a wide selection of beers that cater to all tastes. From light lagers to hoppy IPAs, we have something for everyone. Our experienced staff will help you choose the perfect beer to complement your meal. Come and enjoy our delicious food and great beer while relaxing in our cozy atmosphere.

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Mike
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Get to Know MIKE

Mike Durrant, a 47-year-old brewer and business owner, is a Salt Lake City native who has called Pacific Grove home for the past 17 years. With over 23 years as a home brewer, Mike has garnered national, state, and regional awards for his exceptional craft beers. His favorite beer to drink is a double IPA, but the beers he really likes to brew are Irish red ales and nut brown ales.

Before embarking on his brewing journey, Mike had a successful career in business ownership and management, production management, and sales with companies such as Kinko's, FedEx, MPAS, and Kühl Clothing. However, his true passion was in the craft beer industry, leading him to start Hops and Fog Brewing Company with his partners. Aside from brewing the perfect pint, Mike is passionate about live music, art, and spending time with his wife and their beloved family of pets. Together, they are set to open Hops and Fog Brewing Company in Pacific Grove in late spring of 2024, bringing their love of craft beer and community together under one roof.

Get to Know Ximena

Ximena Waissbluth is a dedicated business partner with a passion for bringing people together and making a positive impact in her community. Ximena has called Pacific Grove home for nearly three decades, where she has raised her amazing daughter, Lily, and built a successful small business. As the former chair of the Monterey chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, Ximena has demonstrated her commitment to environmental causes and her ability to rally others to join her in making a difference.

When she's not busy running her business, Ximena can be found teaching at California State University, Monterey Bay, sharing her knowledge and expertise with students. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, dancing, and spending quality time with her loved ones. With a deep love for animals and a strong connection to nature, Ximena's dedication to protecting the environment shines through in all aspects of her life. Her enthusiasm for bringing people together and creating positive change makes her an invaluable partner in any venture.

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Ximena Waissbluth 

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Get to know hops & fog

Hops and Fog quick bio: 

Hops and Fog Brewing was founded by a group of three friends in 2020.  As with most stories, there is a little more to it, both before and after. 

The concept was conceived at the Steinbeck Homebrew Festival where Mike Durrant (who goes by the handle HopFog) was approached by a blogger who included an article in her blog about his passion for brewing and where it was leading.  A few months after the event, a close friend read the story and quickly made a few calls to see if we could turn that dream into a reality.   

We began searching for buildings and in early March 2020 we purchased a building on Lighthouse Ave in Pacific Grove, California.  2 weeks later the world turned upside down by Covid 19 and this had them pausing to see how everything would turn out.  A couple years and the decision was made to move forward with our plans and we began construction to renovate the old laundromat into our brewpub. 

Fast forward a few months - as we prepare to open our doors we cannot state enough how thankful we are for the support our community has shown us.  We value the small-town relationships that we have built, and we want our community to know that there is a place in our pub for everyone.  

Simply stated, at Hops and Fog Brewing we take our passion for brewing incredible beer, and the love of our community to provide a sanctuary where our locals and visitors alike can gather, sharing time together, drinking incredible hand-crafted beverages and tasting our delicious food.

Welcome to Hops and Fog brewing Company, where tradition meets innovation in every pint.

 Located in beautiful downtown Pacific Grove, our brewery is a testament to craftsmanship and creativity. Our dedication to quality shines through every batch, whether it’s a delicious lager, a hop forward IPA, a tantalizing fruited sour, or an experimental brew pushing the boundaries of flavor. We believe in the power of hops to elevate beer to new heights. Our hoppy beers are a celebration of the diverse aromas and flavors these little green wonders can impart.
Whether it’s a classic west coast IPA bursting with pine and citrus or a juicy hazy IPA enveloping your senses with tropical fruit. We craft our hoppy beers with precision and passion.
But we are not just about hops, our commitment to excellence extends to every style we create. Crisp and refreshing lagers to showcase our dedication to traditional brewing
methods. Bold and robust stouts that offer a rich indulgent experience, and our rotating fruited sours where tartness meets fruit forward flavors in delightful harmony. Made with
real fruit sourced from local farms whenever possible, these beers are a burst of flavor and sunshine in every glass.
Behind every beer is a meticulous brewing process that blends art and science in perfect harmony. From selecting the finest local ingredients to carefully monitoring and controlling every aspect of the fermentation. We take pride in every step of the process
to ensure every batch is a true representation to our commitment to excellence. Whether you’re s hop aficionado, a lover of lagers, or simply someone in search of great beer, come join us at Hops and Fog. Cheers to good times and all the possibilities of
craft beer!

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Live Music at Hops & Fog

June. 18

JOHN DOE

Join us for a night of great music with John Doe. He will be performing his latest hits and some old favorites. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy good music and great beer.

NOV. 19

JANE DOE

Get ready to dance the night away with Jane Doe. She will be performing her latest hits and some old favorites. Come and enjoy the music while tasting our delicious beers and food.

NOV. 20

JOHN & JANE DOE

Join us for a special night of music with John & Jane Doe. They will be performing their latest hits and some old favorites. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to enjoy good music and great beer.

Share your experience at Hops&Fog brewery by using the hashtag #HopsAndFog. We love to see our customers enjoying our beer and food. Follow us on Instagram to see the latest updates and promotions.

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Hops & Fog brewery is located at 511 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA.Come and experience the best beer in Pacific Grove while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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