Alvarado Street Brewery was founded by the Hill family in 2014. It began right at our original neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Monterey and has since expanded to five locations dedicated to serving Monterey County’s locals and visitors alike. As an employer, we stand for equity and inclusion. As a community partner, we advocate for environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. We proudly welcome everyone through our doors and appreciate you taking the time to visit.
Over the past ten years, our breweries have accumulated 13 Great American Beer Festival medals, 2 World Beer Cup medals, and other prestigious awards in local and national brewery competitions. We’re proud that our company recently earned the 2023 designation of the #3 Best Brewery in America (small regional category) in Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine.
We operate three breweries — our original 10 barrel (31 gallons per barrel) system in Monterey, our 5 barrel ‘R&D’ system in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and our 20 barrel production brewery in Salinas. Over the past ten years, our breweries have accumulated 13 Great American Beer Festival medals, 2 World Beer Cup medals, and other prestigious awards in local and national brewery competitions. We’re proud that our company recently earned the 2023 designation of the #3 Best Brewery in America (small regional category) in Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine.
We’re responsible for a range of beers, covering styles from hop-saturated IPAs and Pale Ales to crisp and approachable lagers, along with many bold, experimental styles in between. We often trial new beer recipes at our smaller brewhouses, and if successful, they're brewed on a larger scale (around 1800 gallons) at our production brewery in Salinas. From there, they make their way into cans and are distributed throughout California.
While we are recognized for our beer, we take our food very seriously at each of our three restaurants. Our kitchens prepare most items from scratch, sourcing ingredients locally and working with nearby farms. It's important for us to showcase the regional aspects of the food we serve. Fortunately, we have the fertile Salinas Valley, known as the 'salad bowl of the world,' just a few miles away, and the Pacific Ocean's bounty right down the street. Drawing inspiration from around the world for our beer creation, you'll also find menu items here that are globally influenced, often with bold, vibrant flavors that complement the intensity of our beers.
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.