About Alvarado Street Brewery


Alvarado Street Brewery hires former Mundaka chef Brandon Miller

June 21, 2017 - Monterey Herald - Mike Hale

Wanted: Experienced chef for local brewery/gastropub. Must be someone with a creative streak, who has run large-scale, iconic restaurants, and who loves to cook and inspire others. The ideal candidate would be a longtime local, well-versed in the concepts of beer-making and the art of pairing great food with great hand-crafted brew. Call Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill.

The Haze Craze: 11 Breweries Outside of New England Making NE IPAs

June 08, 2017 - Paste Magazine - Jason Stein

Since opening Alvarado Street Brewery in May of 2014 with his father, J.C. Hill has been making beers with significant hop haze, however about a year and a half ago, he began brewing what he likes to call “yeast-driven” IPAs.

Monterey Brewery Offers Reasons to Roam

February 01, 2017 - Los Altos Town Crier - Derek Wolfgram

Alvarado Street Brewery in Monterey opened in May 2014 and quickly caught the attention of craft beer aficionados in the Bay Area and across the country.

16 Amazing Places to Eat and Drink Near Monterey and Carmel

October 06, 2016 - Eater San Francisco - A.K. Carroll

If you’re looking for crazy good bar food (think truffle crawfish mac ‘n cheese and pork belly poutine with ASB beer gravy) or an outdoor space to enjoy a pint, you’ll find it at Alvarado, a local craft brewery and restaurant serving 20 draft beers and tasty bar food in an historic space with an industrial feel.

Quick Bites: New tasting room, new spot on the water, new coffee joint

July 12, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly (Blog) - Mark Anderson

Joyce Winery, along with Alvarado Street Brewery, is helping transform an unlikely strip of warehouses in industrial Salinas into a taste destination.

EDIBLE: Monterey County’s Surprise New Wine Tasting Spots.

June 23, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly - Mark Anderson

The new Alvarado Street Brewery production facility-tasting room puts the fun in function with a stone-and-corrugated-tin tasting bar set against barrels and fermentation tanks.

Salinas Can Make a Claim For Capital of Monterey County Beer

June 02, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly - Mark Anderson

The new Alvarado Street Brewery tasting room-production facility on Dayton Street has packed them in since opening last month, coming in sync with its two-year anniversary.

A global hops crisis puts a pinch on the market.

June 02, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly - Nick Rahaim

J.C. Hill, owner and head brewer at Alvarado Street Brewery, crafts an array of heavily hopped and aromatic beers, and recognizes the shortage will likely continue getting worse.

Packed Opening Toasts Alvarado Street Brewery's Salinas Location

May 23, 2016 - The Californian - Chelcey Adami

An enthusiastic crowd, live music and some great beer filled the new Salinas production brewery and tasting room for Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill on Friday night.

PHOTOS: Alvarado Street Brewery Debuts Salinas Tasting Room/Production Op

May 18, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly (Blog)

I swung by the new facility last week and it's a looker: as fun as it is functional, with big and shiny equipment setting off an industrial looking tasting bar with a number of taps.

Craft beer booming on the Central Coast

May 16, 2016 - KION - Maya Holmes

It's the depth of flavor from Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill's hoppy [IPAs] and crisp lagers that bring people through the doors.

Sneak peek at Alvarado Street Brewery's new Salinas tasting room

May 13, 2016 - The Californian - Chelcey Adami

Haven't yet made it out to try the suds at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill in Monterey? Well, by the end of next week, 16 freshly-brewed Alvarado Street beers will be pouring out of taps in its shiny new Salinas tasting room on Dayton Street.

Alvarado Street Brewery Opening Salinas Tasting Room

May 05, 2016 - The Californian - Chelcey Adami

I’ve been hearing for weeks that Monterey’s Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill has been planning on opening a tasting room in Salinas.

Aaaaaand a couple of days ago, the well-respected local brewery announced the May 20 grand opening of this tasting room in its Dayton Street production brewery location.

EDIBLE: The appetizing Monterey County stories keep coming

April 21, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly - Mark Anderson

Alvarado Street Brewery’s opened its beer garden for its first full day April 15 at 426 Alvarado St. The broad and stylish patio abuts Calle Principal in the back of the working brewery-restaurant.

PHOTOS: Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill Debuts Beer Garden

April 15, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly (Blog) - Mark Anderson

Alvarado Street Brewery's broad and stylish patio abuts Calle Principal in the back of the working brewery-restaurant, where there were previously parking spots.

Talk about an upgrade.

This is real: Alvarado Street introduces a vegan "double double."

February 10, 2016 - Monterey County Weekly (Blog) - Mark Anderson

It comes as Chef Jeremiah Tydeman and GM John Ferguson of Alvarado Street Brewery are introducing a new burger menu with five options including the "Kolohe" with grilled spam, pineapple, fried onions, scallions, hoisin and Sriracha aioli and a tasty signature patty melt.

Quick Bites: Alvarado Street Brewery Adding Beer Garden

January 12, 2016 - Monterey Herald

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill is adding an outdoor beer garden behind the restaurant, and aims to have it open for business in March.

The beer garden will seat about 50 people and feature counter service for drinks and a limited food menu.

Go where the restaurants are in Monterey County

September 11, 2015 - SF Gate - Mark C. Anderson

With 14 eateries including the area’s best brewery-restaurant (Alvarado Street Brewery)...

How saving water makes beer better

June 04, 2015 - Monterey County Weekly - Mark Anderson

The deepening drought makes the punchline more meaningful for people like forward-thinking brewer J.C. Hill of Alvarado Street Brewery, but water-savvy was part of the plan from the jump, given Monterey’s tight water constraints.

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill and founding chef Aaron Haas part ways. Robby Valdez takes over

December 12, 2014 - Monterey County Weekly (Blog) - Mark Anderson

Valdez's creations included carnitas fries, carne asada tacos, a prime meatball sandwich and a top-selling pastrami melt with Gruyere and sauerkraut that is now available at lunch.

Edible Complex: The Top New Monterey County Restaurants of 2014, Part Two

November 20, 2014 - Monterey County Weekly - Mark Anderson

Many of the best new local beers of the year were found here, but the Duane’s World IPA and jalapeño cream ales are only part of what’s brewing. The ceilings soar above vintage tile floors, a stately bar, a robust menu of house beers (typically eight, rotating quickly) and choice guest beers (another 10 or so).

Alvarado Street Brewery Gives Plenty To Hoot About

October 30, 2014 - The Californian - Ricardo Diaz

We like to make things from scratch,’ Ferguson said. ‘We smoke duck out back and we brew beer in here.’ He takes me on a tour of their brewery. It looks more like a laboratory than a place that makes beer.

The Grub Hunter: Alvarado Adds Cocktails

October 28, 2014 - Monterey Herald - Mike Hale

Just in time for Halloween, Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill has brought spirits into the house. But fear not, an expanded liquor license will not water down the beer program—and it certainly won’t bring more dreaded cosmos and lemondrops downtown.

Brooks on Beer: Monterey’s beer scene

September 26, 2014 - The Mercury News - Jay R. Brooks

Owner and head brewer J.C. Hill partnered with his architect father and renovated the historic Regency Theatre building on Alvarado Street to create a spectacular space: a large interior with high ceilings, ginormous prints of beer cans from Hill’s personal collection and the brewery itself on your left when you walk in the front door.

Regency Theatre remade into Alvarado Street Brewing & Grill

September 15, 2014 - SF Gate - Mark C. Anderson

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill is a siren for eyeballs and taste buds, rebuilt from craggy bones in less than a year.

Alvarado Street Brewery goes big in downtown Monterey

May 08, 2014 - Monterey County Weekly - Mark Anderson

I know it’s early, and the draft beers are a little spendy ($6-$8), but the mix of vibe and chef and brewmaster and design give it the feel of a gamechanger, and make its opening some of the best redevelopment and foodie news in the downtown area in years.

PHOTOS: The Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill in downtown Monterey debuts this Wednesday with big benefit party

May 06, 2014 - Monterey County Weekly (Blog) - Mark Anderson

...but instead of an upgrade this Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill (655-BEER) and its nearly 5,000-square-foot, 110-seat, 20-foot-tall expanse is a game-changer, and basically the best redevelopment/foodie news in the downtown area for some time.