Carmel Magazine

Spring-Summer 2019

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working man's joint, with a large exposed brick wall, industrial lighting, and worn wood floors. It would be easy to see Steinbeck enjoying such a place, throwing back a pint whilst writing his next work in the company of the region's farmers. Alvarado Street Brewery formally opened on the street of its namesake in May of 2014 by father and son, John and J.C. Hill. In five years, it has grown to be the largest operation on the Peninsula, with three locations. The atmosphere is fun and energetic at the flagship brewpub with its long inviting bar top, numerous tables, with a full bar and extensive food menu. Conversely, the beer garden, situated in the back, offers a more relaxing environment with C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 9 227 The beer garden at Alvarado Street Brewery is a popular place to enjoy beers on tap and special menus. Inventive brews include the Biggie's Blueberry Brunch Bonanza, the Cryo Shake and the Double Haole Punch. Monterey Coast Brewing in Old Town Salinas serves local specialties like crispy artichoke hearts, crab cakes, calamari, local baby green salads and steaks, salmon, pizza and pasta. Handcrafted beer and local wine complement the entrees. Photo: Brock Bill Photo: Lindsey Klinger

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