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Xicha Brewing Company, Oregon’s first Latin American brewery

Xicha Brewing opened in West Salem in 2017. They are now gearing up to open their second location in Eugene by the end of the month.

SALEM, Oregon — The recipe for success at Xicha Brewing in West Salem is simple. Chef and co-owner Ricardo Antunez said it all depends on what they bring to the table.

“Kind of bringing a bit of flavor to the whole scene,” he said. “We just wanted to make culturally diverse beers.”

Xicha Brewing Company has had a presence in West Salem since 2017. They are now preparing to open their second location in Eugene by the end of the month.

Some of the backgrounds of the brewery owners include New Mexico, Ecuador, Salem, and different parts of Mexico.

“We’re vibrant, we’re loud, we like to party, and as Latinos, we like good food and good beer,” co-owner Margarita Antunez said. They brew their own beer with rotating menu offerings.

“We’re inspired by the kind of flavor combinations you’d see in Mexican candy, or Mexican culture in general,” Ricardo Antunez said. “Lots of spice, lots of heat, but not too much to overpower any beer.”

The brasserie also concocts tasty dishes ranging from tacos to ceviche.

“We are by no means a super authentic Mexican restaurant, we are by no means a super Central American restaurant,” said Ricardo Antunez. “But we’re kind of this combination of this beautiful Northwest marriage and some really cool cultures that are close to our hearts and have some really nice robust flavors.”

A simple blend of different flavors and cultures to create the perfect recipe for success. “It’s really about food, drink and culture, it’s who we are,” said Margarita Antunez.

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