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Ballast Point set to become Downtown Disney's first on-site brewery in January

Posted at 1:24 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-12 14:33:39-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Disney fans who have been waiting to experience Ballast Point's next project in Anaheim will get to this month.

The Ballast Point Brewpub is set to open in Downtown Disney on Jan. 16, offering a family-friendly brewery just outside the walls of Disneyland and California Adventure.

The 4,000-square-foot location spots a glass-enclosed bar and restaurant, a 3,000-square-foot beer garden with cabana-style seating, and more than 50 varieties of the brewery's beers.

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“Ballast Point is born and raised in Southern California, so we’re particularly excited to strengthen our relationship with the local Anaheim community and beyond this, the many guests who visit Disneyland each year,” Ben Dollard, president of Ballast Point, said in a release. “This new location also gives our passionate brewing and culinary teams the perfect place to test new and inventive offerings, as we welcome longtime Ballast Point fans and introduce new guests to our brand.”

The Anaheim location will also feature limited-edition "research and development" brews exclusive to the Downtown Disney location, in addition to Ballast Point favorites.

On the food side, the location will offer a mix of regional favorites, like Baja-style fish tacos and house-made pretzels, and a kids menu featuring chicken tenders, corn tortilla quesadilla, and grilled cheese. In addition, Ballast Point will donate $1 for every kid’s meal ordered at the location to No Kid Hungry, an organization working to end child hunger.

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“Today is an exciting day as we officially welcome Ballast Point to the Downtown Disney District family,” Patrick Finnegan, vice president of Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney, said in a release. “We strive to consistently bring fresh and innovative concepts to the Downtown Disney District that we know our guests will enjoy, and Ballast Point is the perfect Southern California brand to bring its unique blend of great beer, good food and a family-friendly atmosphere.”

The brewery is the latest high-profile news for Disney fans who enjoy craft beer.

Disneyland announced last year that for the first time, alcohol would be offered inside the parking to general guests with the opening of the new Star Wars-themed land "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" this summer.

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The Ballast Point Downtown Disney location will be opened daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.