Novo Brazil Brewing Company Sets Sail Towards Imperial Beach

Novo Brazil Brewing Company is thrilled to announce their newest location, docked in the heart of Imperial Beach. While the Imperial Beach location is still a work-in-progress, it will feature the same delicious food and beers found at Novo Brazil’s Otay brewpub and will be complete with a huge outdoor patio facing the beautiful bay.

South Bay’s potential

When asked why the location was an ideal fit for the company, Novo Brazil Director of Operations, Hugo Thomaz says, “It’s a good business opportunity and a great location with a patio and a view of the bay in the only South Bay community we aren’t already present in. Additionally, there is a lack of restaurants and breweries in the area.”

The addition of Novo Brazil’s project will make for a beer landscape that has been long overdue in this city. It took time, but the concept of local, community-centric craft beer has been proven in San Diego County’s southernmost regions, and companies like Novo Brazil that saw potential when others did not, are better off for it.

“We realized that breweries don’t want to be in the South Bay, but we have always believed in the area,” says Thomaz. “The area has expanded a lot in the past years and there are definitely a lot of opportunities here.”

The floor plan is still being finalized, but if there is sufficient space, management will explore the option of having a brewhouse and cellar on-site. Last year, Novo Brazil produced 10,700 barrels of beer, and its goal for 2022 is up its barrelage to up that figure by 30%.

South Bay roots

Founded by the Carneiro family, Novo Brazil Brewing Company is an international, award-winning brewery based in Southern California and guided by its Brazilian soul. Perched in Chula Vista, the brewery thrives on its unique beer lifestyle, aptly represented in the brand’s colorful accents, masterful aromas, and thoughtful flavor compositions. Complete with an eye-catching tasting room brushed in a Brazilian-influenced aesthetic, Novo has become a sought-after name in the California beer market.

In addition to its original location in Chula Vista, Novo has also opened a brewpub in Otay Ranch, where they feature a 12,000 square-foot space complete with a bar, restaurant, and brewery.

Novo Brazil Brewing’s accolades include a U.S. bronze medal for their Corvo Negro Russian Imperial Stout in the 2016 World Beer Cup, placing them third among 53 other breweries, as well as U.S. honors recognition for Best IPA and Best Lager in the 2016 World Beer Awards, awarded to their Otay IPA and Pils Pilsner.

Keep up with Novo Brazil Brewing Company by checking out their website here, and follow them on Instagram.

And be sure to check out Novo Brazil Brewing Company’s newest location in Fall 2022 at 535 Florence Street in Imperial Beach soon!

See you there, San Diego!