AN ODE TO EL PASO
HOMEGROWN BORDER BREW
WE BREW, THEREFORE WE DRINK.
Ode Brewing is an ode to El Paso and one of mankind’s better inventions: beer. We serve world class food and beer crafted from local, high quality ingredients.
We welcome craft beer newcomers and connoisseurs to join us in in our homage to our hometown and to nearly 6,000 years of brewing. Made for El Paso by El Paso.
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3233 N. Mesa #301
El Paso, TX 79902
Sun - Thurs: 11a - 12a
Fri - Sat: 11a - 1a
ONCE UPON A TIME...
Ode Brewing Co. is the love-child of Albert Salinas and Norbert Portillo. Of all the restaurants in all the towns, Albert had to distribute beer to Norbert’s Tabla. Norbert made food, Albert made beer. It was meant to be. Several dinners later and Ode was finally born on an overnight business trip to Chicago in 2014, no less. One year – and lots of beers later – Ode opened its doors.
THE DREAM TEAM
Norbert Portillo, a hardworking chef inspired by his family’s love of good food is the owner of Tabla, a fine-dining restaurant in Union Plaza, and Salt Box Pours and Provisions located in Kern. Norbert honed his culinary skills over the past 20 years in kitchens across the US, in Seattle, Portland and Austin and is a guest teacher for the Culinary Arts program at El Paso Community College. You may ask how he can find the time, and he’ll tell you there’s always time for great food and good beer with the homies.
Brewmaster Albert Salinas, a beer fanatic with a dream, transformed a home brewing hobby into a career. With over seven years home brewing experience, Albert has brewed commercially at Rock Bottom Brewery in San Diego and Jaxon’s Brewery in El Paso. As a Craft Beer Specialist for L&F Distributors he learned about beer distribution and beer trends. Albert is certified through the esteemed Beer Judge Certification Program and his breadth of knowledge gives him an edge on beer tasting and evaluation. In layman’s terms, he knows how a good beer should taste.