San Diego’s Karl Strauss announced the opening of first phase of its very cool 85,000-square-foot beer garden concept. The Karl Strauss Outpost San Marcos, (or just the Outpost), is the brewery’s fifth San Diego County location and the ninth overall in Southern California.
The Outpost, located at 1293 Armorlite Drive, is Karl Strauss’ first neighborhood beer garden, where guests can relax in a two-acre outdoor setting and enjoy San Diego’s beautiful weather year-round.
“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.”
As Karl’s first outdoor concept, The Outpost will continue to evolve as a space for the people of San Diego’s North County and beyond to kick back, relax, and enjoy a Karl beer in a casual setting. The family-friendly space features Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, or high-top barrel tables – all with umbrellas and tents that provide shade to the casual outdoor space. Fire pits are available for guests to enjoy, and corn hole welcomes families and friends to play and move about the space.
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.
A few short steps away from The Bar is the first-ever Karl Strauss Food Truck, which offers a selection of street tacos (including vegetarian options) 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 option 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 Outpost is open Wednesday – Sunday. Hours of operation are 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday – Friday and 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. The Food Truck serves food from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday – Friday and from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.