If you ask us, avocado deserves its own food group. So when Tim Hass, the great-grandson of the man who filed the patent for Hass avocados in 1935, opened the aptly named Patent 139 Brewery in Chandler, we were delighted to dig in.
Patent 139 Brewery is a testament to the Hass family legacy–from the neon avocado sign on the wall to its menu full of avocado-infused dishes. And, yes, the brewery has even introduced avocado beer, which is slated to be back on tap later this fall (by the way, it is super-light and refreshing). Fun fact: Today, the Hass variety represents almost 90 percent of the avocados sold in the world.
The Chandler brewery offers a laidback atmosphere for watching the big game with a beer in hand at the bar or lingering with pals over wings and burgers. What’s more, Patent 139 Brewery is actually waterfront property; if you head outside, you’ll see the large patio is next to a lake! And thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, views of the lake can be enjoyed from any spot in the brewery–if you can avert your eyes from the larger-than-life burgers, that is.
A brewery menu simply isn’t complete without a burger, and burgers are a big (quite literally) deal at Patent 139. Lifting the Figgy Piggy to your mouth practically counts as a workout, as the massive burger is towering with fig and balsamic jam, slab bacon, fried goat cheese, arugula salad, sweet onion and garlic aioli. The Origin is more of a classic presentation, with Hass avocado, smoked cheddar, grilled onion, bacon and the brewery’s version of a secret sauce called Shoosh.
Sandwiches, salads, shareables and sides round out the avocado-infused menu, with surprise hits including octopus with Spanish chorizo and some of the tastiest Brussels sprouts around, featuring soaked cherries, citrus and pork cracklings. Avocado is even a star of Patent 139 Brewery’s unique buffalo sauce; the crispy wings are trudged in a tangy buffalo sauce with vinegar, avocado and serrano, jalapeno and shishito peppers. Even dishes that don’t include avocado directly still have the pitted fruit in mind. For instance, the brewery uses honey from bees that have hives among avocado trees.
In addition to the aforementioned beer, Patent 139 Brewery serves a long list of craft brews. Willowood IPA and Neon Nancer-Blaster Blonde are both made in-house, while a selection of suds from local breweries are also on tap.
To learn more about Patent 139 Brewery, visit patent139brewingco.com.
1949 W. Ray Rd. Ste. 11
Chandler, AZ 85224