Alvarado Street Brewery

426 Alvarado St., Monterey, 655-2337 Carmel Plaza, Suite 112, Mission and 7th, Carmel, 293-8621

Are you even from Gen X if you don’t rail against “Boomers,” quote Reality Bites and sip beers at Alvarado Street Brewery? What once was a humble brewpub in Monterey has expanded to a bistro in Carmel and a production facility (plus a new taproom soon to come) in Salinas. Gen X is known for being direct, informal and actively seeking a good work/life balance. Stands to reason that the casual vibes and wide selection of beers and food appeals to a generation that’s been called the “middle children” of American history.