Chula Vista Brewery and Oak and Anchor BBQ are expanding on their successful Third Avenue collaboration in downtown Chula Vista with a new shared outpost at The District at Eastlake, where they’re teaming up to take over The Brewhouse’s former location.
The incoming project will feature a 2,000-square-foot main tasting room and dining room with communal tables and a custom mural by local artist Mr. B Baby. An additional 500-square-foot, sail shade-covered outdoor area will provide even more seating.
This second taproom will house a 10-tap system that’ll pour the Black-owned brewery’s most popular beers including its Hilltop IPA, Guerita Blonde Ale, and Humble Double IPA; in 2019, co-founder Timothy J. Parker also won a bronze at the Great American Beer Festival for its American Brown Ale called Browner Than Ivan. A new 10-barrel brewing system on the premises will greatly expand brewing capacity, as the company currently operates a five-barrel system at its original location. Merchandise and four-packs of beer will also be available for retail.
Oak and Anchor BBQ, which specializes in wood-smoked Texas-style barbecue, will be running the 1,000-square-foot kitchen. Owner Chris Sweat told Eater that this permanent space will allow the menu to expand to offer more entrees and sides than what has been featured at his pop-ups at Chula Vista Brewery’s Third Avenue tasting room.
“We want to show that Southern side of barbecue,” Sweat said. “I’m originally from Texas, so we want to bring that cuisine here because there’s nothing like that in Eastlake.” Sweat added that the kitchen will be powered by wood, with no gas being used to cook the meats, to stay authentic to Texas barbecue tradition.
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