REVIEW: Pinwheel Chips, Japanese Rice Lager, and Hard Seltzer from Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería at Disney California Adventure

The Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería in San Fransokyo Square opened today at Disney California Adventure and we tried its two new drinks, along with some garlic pinwheel chips.

The former dessert window has become the new Karl Strauss location for the area. Other Karl Strauss ales and IPAs are also available.


Garlic Pinwheel Chips Mix – $6.49

“Pinwheel chips” are a classic Mexican snack also known as chicharrones de harina. They are circular with crosses that make them resemble wagon wheels. These chips are savory and crunchy, with just the right amount of seasoning and perhaps a slight hint of lime. They are a nice snack for walking and capable of feeding multiple people.


Moment of Zen: Japanese Rice Lager – $13 (4.1% ABV)

Citrus & Floral Aromas

This is mostly a light and smooth lager with a slight rice taste. It’s reminiscent of sake as a late and subtle aftertaste. Overall, this is a decent beer that will please thirsty guests on a hot day.

Endless Summer Hard Seltzer – $13 (5% ABV)

Mandarin Orange & Dragon Fruit

This has delightful citrus notes. It’s smooth and crisp for easy drinking, with dragon fruit not really showing up until the end. It wasn’t ice cold but still refreshing.

Watch our video review below of ALL the new San Fransokyo Square venues that have opened so far.

San Fransokyo Square

San Fransokyo concept art

San Fransokyo Square will include several eateries, including Lucky Fortune Cookery, Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill, Rita’s Turbine Blenders, and Aunt Cass Café. “Big Hero 6”-themed items are already arriving at some locations. Check out the full menus.

When the land officially opens, there will be a meet and greet with Hiro and a talking Baymax. New Baymax merchandise will also be available at the San Fransokyo Maker’s Market.

Torii gate towers have been added to the Pacific Wharf bridge, which was painted orange-red as part of the transformation. The torii gate towers will be painted soon, too.

Are you excited to visit the Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería? What would you be curious to try? Let us know in the comments.

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