Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, has opened the doors to its very first on-site brewery!
San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing Company will offer up a host of craft beers on tap as well as a host of lagers and IPAs.
However, it’s not located within the Disneyland Park itself, but rather in the resort’s Downtown Disney, the shopping and food district right by the entrance of the park.
Operating as a ‘research and development brewery’, there’ll be a three-barrel brewing rig as well the craft beers on tap; diners can expect the likes of Sculpin® IPA, Manta Ray®, Victory at Sea on the menu.
The brewery also offers a dedicated tasting room where visitors can sample the lagers, IPAs and drafts.
As well as all of the drinks, the Ballast Point Brewing Co will offer up a casual dining vibe, with a menu made of local and seasonal food including Southern Californian classics such as hearty burgers and fish tacos.
For those wanting to make the most of that glorious Californian sunshine, there will even be a beer garden.
It seems that in recent years, Disney has been relaxing its previous zero-alcohol policy across some of its resorts.
It tends to be the outlets outside the parks, rather than the parks themselves, where adults after an evening tipple can find offerings, for example at Downtown Disney, or in the Disney Village in Paris.
However there are a couple of exceptions – for example, certain restaurants in Walt Disney World in Florida do include the occasional cocktail on the menu, while some of the Disney hotels also offer some alcoholic beverages for guests (this isn’t the case in all of them though).
Still, the parks themselves continue to have strict rules around alcohol – and guests aren’t allowed to bring their own alcoholic drinks into the parks with them.