Disneyland is about to get a little more magical. Ballast Point Brewing Company announced today that it will be launching its next location in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, this year. The brewery’s eighth location will be the first-ever on-site brewery at Disney.
Ballast Point, a formerly independent brewery that epically sold to Constellation Brands, Corona’s parent, for $1 billion in 2015, will make its Disneyland debut with an impressive space (9,350 sq. ft.) encompassing a three-barrel R&D brewery, an outdoor beer garden, and a restaurant, according to a press release.
Along with what we assume be a lineup of at least a few of the many iterations of Sculpin IPA (of which there are the original, Unfiltered, Grapefruit, Pineapple, and Habanero), Ballast Point’s Disneyland digs will feature limited-edition beers available only at that location.
“As one of Southern California’s premier brewers, for the team at Ballast Point, we couldn’t be more honored to work with such an icon in our great state and become the first brewer at Downtown Disney,” Marty Birkel, Ballast Point president, said in a press release. “We hope SoCal locals and visitors alike will enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, seasonal cuisine, and good cheer (and beer) of our signature tap room [sic] experience that we plan to bring to Disney.”
Added Patrick Finnegan, vice president of Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney, “We are thrilled to welcome Ballast Point to Downtown Disney. Our guests are constantly asking for new and innovative dining experiences, and Ballast Point’s selection of award-winning beers, locally inspired cuisine and friendly atmosphere make them a perfect fit.”
Ballast Point’s Disneyland menu will offer “New American” cuisine including popular dishes from its brewpubs, like Baja-style fish tacos and a house-made pretzel with beer mustard, the announcement continued. The seasonally inspired menu will include ingredients such as steroid- and antibiotic-free proteins, line-caught fish, and local produce, when available. Menu items will also pair with, and incorporate, Ballast Point beer.
This being Disneyland, there will also be a children’s menu; and this being SoCal, there will also be gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Ballast Point is also planning to open a new brewery and kitchen in Chicago in the near future.