Casa Agria Announces Major Expansion

Casa Agria Specialty Ales (CASA) has announced a major 8,600 square foot expansion to their existing 5,400 square foot facilities located off Del Norte Boulevard in Oxnard. This expansion will include new brewing equipment, a new tasting room, a kitchen, and the capability to have guest taps. Once complete — some time in 2018 — this expansion will make CASA one of the largest breweries in Ventura County. Quoted below is a statement from Ryan Exline, one of the CASA owners.

Eric Drew, head brewer at CASA

Eric Drew, head brewer at CASA. Photo courtesy of CASA.

2 years ago, we started Casa Agria Specialty Ales in a [quaint] 1,800 sq ft industrial space. Our original business plan called for a few foeders, one stainless 15bbl fermenter and some oak barrels. We were blessed to work with Roger Bott at The Lab Brewing, who allowed us to brew on his 15bbl system. Later we were able to increase our production with the help of our friends at Ventura Coast Brewing Company. In 2016 we expanded into our neighboring 1,800 sq ft space, slowly built a tasting room, added more oak, and eventually added a third 1,800 square ft space across the street.

We are excited to officially announce our expansion plans and future vision. We have signed a lease for the front space #360 in our same complex. The space is 8,600 sq ft. We have ordered a 15 bbl brewhouse from Sys-tech. With the addition of new tanks, we will have capacity to produce 3,000 bbl of sour beer and 2,000 bbl of “non-sour beer” a year. We will eventually move our tasting room to the new space. The new space will also include a “bonafide” kitchen. This will allow us to permit this space to also carry guest taps.

Our current space 310-315 will remain with us and house all of our sour program. Our goal is to have production operational out of the new space by the end of the year, with the tasting room being fully built out in 2018. Thank you for all the support, specifically our members, who many have supported since before we released a commercial beer. None of this would be possible without you. We are extremely grateful!!!Ryan Exline, CASA Founder

Membership

The members mentioned above are part of CASA’s membership club. Member benefits include exclusive bottle releases, pre-orders, and more. SFGATE has recently ranked the CASA membership club as one of the top five beer clubs in California, alongside other California craft beer titans such as The Bruery and Modern Times. For more information about the CASA membership, visit the CASA website.

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