|A rendering of the future Novo Brazil brewpub at Otay Ranch Town Center|
GUEST BLOG / By Brandon Hernandez, Senior Editor, West Coaster Craft Beer Magazine. Used by permission. Original West Coaster post: 8-13-18.
“We wanted to be able to host our neighbors here in Eastlake with an authentic Brazilian dining experience, great beers, live entertainment, and bold, welcoming architecture reminiscent of Brazil’s most famous landmarks, all while being family- and dog-friendly,” says Pentagna. “My family and I live here, and I knew there was a huge opportunity to build a space at Otay Ranch Town Center to fill a gap in the market.”
A food menu has yet to be developed, but beverage options will include wine, cocktails, and beers from Novo Brazil, as well as guest breweries. Some of the former will be produced via an on-site, 10-barrel brewhouse. Earlier this year, the Brewers Association, a trade organization representing American craft breweries, listed Novo Brazil as the eighth-fastest growing brewing company in the country. The company’s predicted 2018 production total is 6,000 barrels. Its Eastlake facility has a maximum capacity of 20,000 barrels per year, and the new brewpub will allow for an additional 3,000 barrels annually.