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About Us


Alvarado Street Brewery was founded by father-son duo John and J.C. Hill in March of 2014. What started as a neighborhood brewery restaurant in Downtown Monterey has evolved into three locations dedicated to serving Monterey county’s locals and visitors alike. Our production brewery & tasting room opened in the Spreckels Junction area of Salinas in 2016. In early 2018 we opened our R&D pilot brewery and bistro in Carmel-by-the-Sea, known as the “Stro.”


Our breweries collectively dabble in a little bit of everything, but are best known for brewing progressive, hop forward ales that span the range of hazy and West Coast-style IPAs. We love us some crisp, clean lagers too and heavily fruited sour ales. Our sister brand, Yeast of Eden is known for mixed culture sour ales (often barrel aged), employing native microflora and hyper local ingredients to create beers of complexity and nuance, evoking a sense of time and place.


We are committed first and foremost to the community we serve. Beer is a common thread that brings people together of all backgrounds and walks of life, and we welcome everyone through our doors. As an employer, we strive to ensure an equitable working environment that’s centered on inclusion and diversity. As a community partner, we engage with local nonprofits and environmentally focused organizations to be a great steward of the beautiful area we call home.