Boos & Brews 2018
Get you tickets for this year’s Boos & Brews!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joyce Winery, along with Alvarado Street Brewery, is helping transform an unlikely strip of warehouses in industrial Salinas into a taste destination.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's the depth of flavor from Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill's hoppy [IPAs] and crisp lagers that bring people through the doors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With 14 eateries including the area’s best brewery-restaurant (Alvarado Street Brewery)...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill is a siren for eyeballs and taste buds, rebuilt from craggy bones in less than a year.
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.
...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.