Figueroa Mountain Brewing Adds Hot Food To Year Round Offering

craft beer figueroa mountain opens the kitchen

There’s a new kitchen in Southern California.

The long-awaited kitchen has opened at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company in Buellton, California. Appropriately called “The Kitchen” at FigMtnBrew, the new restaurant offers a full menu featuring gastropub fare such as a Breakfast Burger (bacon and farm-fresh eggs), a fried chicken sandwich, tacos, salads and more. Additional dessert and kids menus make sure there is something for everyone. Nonalcoholic drinks and wine are also available in addition to the full list of craft beer, beer cocktails and cask beers.

The new kitchen is located on the bottom floor of the two-story brewery with a counter for customers to order directly from the kitchen. Seating is open and servers will bring your meal directly to you.

“We wanted to provide top-notch food with great prices,” said General Manager Jeff Hawxhurst.  “The casual environment helps us keep prices affordable while offering fresh, farm-to-table cuisine.”

In some cases the farm-to-table concept goes one step further.

Executive Chef Brian Champlin explained, “Our brewery actually gives our spent grain to a local farm who then feeds it to their cattle.  We are then able to serve the local beef on our menu.  It’s a sustainable cycle that ensures we know what’s in our food and where it is coming from.  We call it ‘brewery-to-farm-to-table’ cuisine.”

Champlin comes from a background in both the catering and restaurant industries, recently as co-owner and Executive Chef of Succulent Café in Solvang.  There Champlin focused on made-from-scratch cuisine, a style he is continuing at The Kitchen @ FigMtnBrew with his own sauces such as the Dragon Sauce for their carne asada tacos.

The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening of The Kitchen at FigMtnBrew in Buellton located at 45 Industrial Way from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The Kitchen will be offering free root beer floats to kids under 13 years old with purchase of a kids meal.

Meet Chef Brian Champlin in the beer garden as he grills up a special barbeque plate in addition to the regular menu: half-rack of baby back ribs with potato salad, corn on the cob and cole slaw. Pair it with a new seasonal beer cocktail called “Pomegranate Shanty” and enjoy live music from Brian Titus Trio at 4:30 PM and The Soul Cats starting at 7:30 PM.

The restaurant will be open daily from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM and welcomes guests in for lunch and dinner. More information about the Grand Opening and Figueroa Mountain’s Buellton restaurant can be found at

About Figueroa Mountain Brewing

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels. There are currently six taprooms along the Central Coast of California. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. beer can be found in their taprooms or at select retailers and restaurants throughout California.

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