Downtown Disney is getting a brewery later this year, and we’re already packing our bags

The most magical place in the world just got a bit more sparkle — if you’re of drinking age, that is. Disney recently announced it will open its first brewery, allowing older visitors to have a little adult fun of their own.

The 7,300-square-foot facility in California’s Downtown Disney District will be operated by San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewery. It will include a restaurant, beer garden, and a research and development brewery, according to Thrillist. The company sells some seriously unique and fruity craft beers. (Including Sea Rose Tart Cherry Ale and Pineapple Sculpin India Pale Ale with Pineapple.)

In honor of the Disney location, Ballast Point will brew a few custom batches as well. Minnie Mouse IPA, anyone?

Beyond the amazing selection of beer, the restaurant menu will be San Diego-themed and include “steroid- and antibiotic-free proteins, line-caught fish, and local produce when available,” according to the Disney Food Blog. Unfortunately, we have to wait until late 2018 for it to open — though it’s never too early to plan your trip.

Disneyland has been serving up an impressive array of foodstuffs lately. In September, it launched its own take on the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte, courtesy of the theme park’s Ghirardelli Soda Fountain. (Some even included a pumpkin spice caramel-filled chocolate INSIDE the drink!)

Disney also debuted pumpkin spice churros the same month. (Take us back to fall, stat.)

Disney already has an impressive resume, restaurant-wise.

In March 2017, Disney opened the Red Rose Taverne, a pop-up restaurant inspired by the live-action Beauty and the Beast. The eatery served up themed meals like “Beast’s Burger,” “Enchanted Cauliflower Sandwich,” and the “Chicken Sandwich à la Lumière.” 

Our inner child may have been excited then, but it’s time for our adult selves to celebrate too. Who’s up for a Disney trip?

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