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Wine bistro and Carmel Valley's first beer tasting room open in Merge

Wine bistro and Carmel Valley's first beer tasting room open in Merge

Carmel Valley’s first beer tasting room and a new restaurant The Barrel Room have arrived side-by-side at the Merge project on Carmel Country Road and Carmel Mountain Road.

Mason Ale Works Karen Billing

Brett Preston, executive general manager of The Barrel Room and the Mason Ale Works Tasting Room and Kitchen, said since the May 29 openings, the community response has been great—people stopping in for a bite from the ballet studio upstairs and neighbors walking and biking over from their homes.

“Local residents have been excited to have a restaurant they can skip over to really easily,” Preston said.

Both eateries are part of the 3 Local Brothers...

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