Monterey Beer Festival. Hurray for Craft Breweries from all over the state of California are getting ready to come to the 20th Annual Monterey Beer Festival, a fundraiser for the Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation. A new trend this year at the 2023 Monterey Beer Festival will be the presence of three companies offering hard seltzers, reflecting that segment of the beer industry’s growth in recent years. California Seltzer Co is locally-owned and hand-crafted in Lodi, California with a new retail location in Pacific Grove at Lover’s Point which also offers pizza, salads, avocado toast and more. Their seltzers are under 100 calories, under 2 grams of sugar and gluten free. Jiant Kombucha will be on site with hard kombuchas are thoughtfully crafted with high-grade green tea, sustainable honey, fresh-brewed botanicals and real fruit. Sierra Nevada will also bring some of its flavorful hard seltzers.