Half Moon Bay Welcomes its 14th Winter Season

Half Moon Bay, CA — November 12, 2013 — Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, a beloved destination known for award-winning, handcrafted beer, sustainable coastal cuisine, scenic outdoor patio firepits and live music, heralds the arrival of its 14th winter season with classic Thanksgiving menu offerings, a Funky Sweater Release Party for the brand new Frosty Wave Winter Ale, and menu specials throughout the winter including Local Whole Cracked Dungeness Crab.

Thanksgiving at the Brewing Company
Thursday, November 28, 2013

In addition to the regular menu that will be available all day on Thanksgiving, Chef Gaston Alfaro will be featuring classic holiday specials such as a House-Roasted Local Turkey with all the trimmings, Dungeness Crab Pumpkin Bisque and an array of homemade desserts such as Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake with gingersnap crust and Pumpkin Ice Cream.

Open at 10 a.m. with full menu available all day and the last seating at 5 p.m. Reservations strongly encouraged by calling (650) 728-BREW. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner is $20.50 for adults and $11.50 for children under 12, excluding tax and gratuity.

Funky Sweater & Frosty Wave Winter Ale Release Party
Friday, December 6, 5-7 p.m. tasting, 7-10 p.m. Funky Holiday Apparel Party
In the Bar (admission is free)

In honor of the crisp holiday season in the Bay Area, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has created a big, malty winter warmer called Mavericks Frosty Wave Winter Ale. Guests are invited to don their funkiest holiday sweater and join Brewmaster James Costa in the bar for the release of this brand new ale. The Brewing Company will award a special prize for the “Funkiest Sweater” and will also have little gifts for everyone who shows their funky sweater spirit, while partying with a local favorite band “Califuegos” from 7-10 p.m.

The Frosty Wave Winter Ale is a big, malty winter warmer brewed with Glen Eagles malt and Chinook hops. It is brewed in the style of an English Strong Ale and has a lightly hoppy aroma and subtle Scotch whiskey notes with a dry finish. Its rich caramel and dark fruit flavors are balanced by the spiciness of the hops. Alcohol by volume is 6.8%.

Local Whole Cracked Dungeness Crab
When season opens, price AQ

A local delicacy on the Northern California coast, whole cracked Dungeness crab will be featured on the menu throughout the winter. Fresh off the boat in neighboring Pillar Point Harbor, each crab is boiled with Chef Alfaro’s special spice blend and a splash of the award winning Mavericks┬« Ale then cracked and served with lemon, melted butter and a side of garlic bread. Also available drenched with Chef Alfaro’s delectable homemade pesto, this local specialty pairs perfectly with a Mavericks beer and a view of the Pacific Ocean from the heated patio at sunset.

Holiday Parties at The Brewing Company
Availability varies throughout the holiday season

For those looking for a fun and festive place to host their holiday parties on the coast this winter, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company can accommodate groups of all sizes, from an intimate holiday dinner complete with beer pairings in the dining room to a larger celebration in the bar or Mavericks’ beer garden. Overlooking the picturesque Point Pillar Harbor, guests can also choose to rent out the neighboring Mavericks Event Center with beer and food catered by the Brewing Company, which is a five-minute walk away. For information and reservations please visit www.hmbbrewingco.com orwww.mavericseventcenter.com.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve
Tuesday, December 31
5-9 p.m.

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is known in the Bay Area for being a family-friendly destination for live music every weekend, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. From 5 p.m to 9 p.m. onÔÇ¿ Tuesday, December 31, the Brewing Company will celebrate an “Early Bird New Year’s Eve” with Tia Carroll Live delivering fun and memorable R&B hits. There will also be menu and drink specials all night long, and when the ball drops on the East Coast (9 p.m.West Coast time) the TVs in the bar will be showing it and everyone at the Brewing Company will celebrate like it’s 2014.

Recently selected by Men’s Fitness as one of America’s Top Ten Craft Breweries and by Travel + Leisure magazine as one of America’s Best Beach Bars, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is situated on picturesque Pillar Point Harbor overlooking the Marina in Princeton-by-the Sea. The Brewing Company expertly pairs a family-friendly, come-as-you-are atmosphere with a winning combination of fresh, sustainable seafood, craft beers, live music and an expansive, dog-friendly patio area with blazing firepits to keep patrons warm on the waterfront. The Brewing Company is a casual coastal venue that has become an institution in the Half Moon Bay area for locals and visitors alike since opening in 2000. With its warm, wood-toned interior, expansive windows to the ocean, and walls dotted with surf memorabilia, the 6,000-square-foot restaurant and bar is reminiscent of a typical California surf shack. Behind the restaurant lie the 1,200 square-foot Mavericks Beer Garden and on-site brewery, where hand-crafted, award-winning Mavericks┬« Beers & Ales are piped directly to the bar. The Mavericks Amber Ale won a bronze medal in the 2012 World Beer Cup, and the Ocho Barril Saison won Best in Show for session beers and the gold medal in the Wood/Smoke Ale category at the California State Fair in June 2013.

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is located at 390 Capistrano Road in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to close; Friday, 11:30 a.m. to close; Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to close. To book a reservation, please call 650-728-BREW (2739) or visit OpenTable.com. Additional information may be found at www.hmbbrewingco.com.

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