Viejas Casino & Resort, San Diego’s premier luxury gaming resort, and Mission Brewery announced today the launch of ‘Viejas Golden Blonde,’ an American blonde ale. The light brew with subtle citrusy character is available at both Viejas Casino & Resort and Mission Brewery while supplies last. Within Viejas, guests can enjoy the beer at either of the two pools, inside the casino and at the many restaurants.

The businesses collaborated to bring the new ‘Viejas Golden Blonde’ to the local market, producing a beer that is meant to be enjoyed in the golden California sun. The brew combines citrus flavors with a hoppy punch to emulate free-spirited, yet fiery San Diego.

“When we decided to create a beer for the property, we knew Mission Brewery was the right partner,” said David Duran, Vice President of Food and Beverage at Viejas Casino & Resort. “Mission Brewery is one of the most well-known breweries in Southern California and has a knack for creating beers that are not only flavorful but unique. Once we described what we were looking for, Mission Brewery executed it flawlessly. We cannot wait for our guests, both locally and nationally, to try the new Viejas Golden Blonde.”

Located east of San Diego, Viejas Casino & Resort is recognized as a Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star and AAA Four Diamond Resort that features world-class gaming, a variety of restaurants and over 230 luxury rooms, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area. The highly-anticipated adult-only tower, Willows Hotel & Spa is now open and offers an additional 159 VIP suites, luxury spa facilities, signature restaurants, including Locale Kitchen & Lounge and Ginger Noodle Bar, plus an expanded gaming space.

Brewing commercially for over 11 years, Mission Brewery is located in San Diego’s East Village. With over 25,000 total sq. feet and featuring a 2,500-square-foot tasting room, the brewery is known for its historic awe and award-winning beers. Mission Brewery is led by head brewer Cody Morris and has received over 50 National and International awards.

“When Viejas approached us about the collaboration, we were ecstatic,” said Cody Morris, Head Brewer at Mission Brewery. “Our work with the Viejas team was seamless and we are extremely proud of the beer created together. We hope to continue this partnership and create even more beers together.”


Tasting Notes

Viejas Golden Blonde is a light, refreshing American blonde ale with a subtle citrus-y hop character. 5.0% ABV

The ‘Viejas Golden Ale’ is also offered in Viejas Casino & Resort’s buffet bottomless beer, wine and champagne package and will be available in the Center Bar, opening October 1.


Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, the Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star and AAA Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort features world-class gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and during winter Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area. The highly anticipated new adult-only tower, Willows Hotel & Spa is now open and offers an additional 159 VIP suites, luxury spa facilities, signature restaurants including Locale Kitchen & Lounge, Ginger Noodle Bar and Daily Roast plus an expanded gaming space.

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