It is a two-acre neighborhood beer garden with beer and food from the first-ever Karl Strauss Food Truck, Adirondack chairs, picnic tables and high-top barrel tables. There is corn hole for entertainment and fire pits for when things turn cool. This the brewery’s fifth San Diego County location, the ninth overall in Southern California and its first outdoor concept.
“Karl Strauss is proud to have pioneered the independent craft brewing industry in San Diego and beyond,” said Karl Strauss President Matt Rattner. “The Outpost reflects this spirit, our San Diego roots, and ambition to grow and frequently redefine ourselves.”
The Outpost is at the corner of Las Posas Road just one block north of California State Route 78 (the address is 1293 Armorlite Drive) and is open Wednesday-Sunday. Hours of operation are 3-8 on Wednesdays thru Fridays and 1-8 on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Bar, which is housed in a custom-fabricated cargo container, serves the same award-winning beer as Karl’s brewpubs, as well as alternative alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The Karl Strauss Food Truck has a selection of street tacos (including vegetarian) and “Nachitos” (seasoned tortilla chips smothered in jalapeno beer cheese, nacho fixings, and choice of beef barbacoa, pork carnitas, or chicken Tinga), as well as a quesadilla for kids.
Executive Chef Gunther Emathinger, who has been with the brewery for 26 years, developed the menu with the Karl Strauss team of chefs. The Food Truck serves food from 3-7:00 p.m. WednesdaysFridays and 2-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.