CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - One of the nation’s fastest-growing breweries is expanding its operations in San Diego's South Bay.
Officials with the Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista announced Monday that Novo Brazil Brewing will move into a large space at the mall by 2019.
In a press release, Town Center officials said: “The center has announced that Novo Brazil will take the space previously occupied by Anthropologie and the $2.5 million project will include a restaurant with approximately 300 seats, event space, an indoor-outdoor Beer Garden facing the mall's main street, a 10-Barrel Brewing System and full bar offering Novo's own proprietary beers, guest taps, wine and cocktails. The Otay Ranch Town Center location will complement the brewery's existing tasting room and brew facilities also located in Chula Vista, San Diego County’s second largest city.”
Novo Brazil first opened its brewery in Chula Vista in 2015, in a business park at 901 Lane Avenue. CEO Eduardo Pentagna called having a second Novo Brazil location in the Eastlake community “a huge opportunity.”
Town Center officials said the new location at the mall on Birch Road “will allow the company to produce specialty beers such as sour and barrel-aged variations, along with testing new concepts. A small on-site retail section will offer Brazilian products such as coffee for purchase.”