Being a Bay Area native, Half Moon Bay is more than just a place on the map to me. It was the place where I learned how to swim, where I learned to explore the ocean without being scared, and where I could find comfort food at a hyper-local level. So when I had the opportunity to visit Half Moon Bay Brewing Company to celebrate their 15th anniversary, I piled in the car with some fellow bloggers and set off to revisit the coastal town.
HMB Brewing Company, much like the city itself, is a laid-back brew-pub where locals come and go to enjoy housemade beers and delicious food. When the weather is nice – as it was when we visited – the back patio area is full of people hanging out with live music to match the mood. Even if it got too loud, a walk outside quickly brings you to the beach where you can listen to the waves and revel in the beauty of the West Coast.