Take an iconic food item, add an entrepreneurial family member, mix in a chef with creative culinary vision, and what do you get? Patent 139 Brewing Co. in Chandler! To appreciate everything happening at the bustling waterfront gastropub, you need to start in La Habra Heights, California.

The owner of Patent 139 Brewing Co. is Tim Hass, whose grandfather Rudolf Gustav Hass was granted US Patent 139 in 1935 for the Hass Avocado after an unexpected cross-pollination event occurred in California with avocado trees that initially didn’t produce fruit. Yes, avocado is a fruit! Today, Hass avocados account for approximately 90% of all avocados sold globally.

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One part of Patent 139 is about craft beer. It currently offers Willowood IPA and Neon Nancer-Blaster Blonde (a raspberry blonde) brewed on its one-barrel system inside the restaurant. At the end of August, it will debut its first German-style avocado Kolsch beer commemorating the date the Hass avocado patent was granted. Other local and regional beers and ciders round out the spirited offerings.

The second part of Patent 139 is the innovative menu developed by Chef Jared Martinez, who has worked alongside Tim Hass in multiple restaurants, including Ballast Point Brewing in Long Beach and in Downtown Disney. Most menu items at Patent 139 are upscale gastropub offerings, many incorporating Hass avocados.

One large sharable starter is the BBQ Nachos ($15), big enough for several people to share and features pulled pork, Maui onion, scallion, smoked cheddar, charro beans and Hass avocado. Wings ($13) are an easy choice to go with beer, but the Avocado Green Buffalo sauce is a departure from the norm and highly recommended. Wings are accompanied by smoked bleu cheese and blackened ranch dressings, plus house made pickles. Lamb Lollipops ($21) are an unexpected menu surprise, complimented by feta, herb chimichurri, beet puree and sumac dust.

It’s useless to resist the Smoked Feta and Avocado Dip ($10). This fiendishly delicious sharable boasts toasted Noble Bread crostini, a feta and avocado blend that behaves like hummus, and dunked into the middle of the dip is a generous heaping of avocado honey. The honey hails from a farm in California that bees that exclusively pollinate avocado trees. How’s that for attention to food detail?

Other notable dishes include the Octopus ($19) with Spanish chorizo, potato and a lemon foam atop a bed of avocado verde. This dish is original, imparts a bit of spicy kick and is not your typical gastropub food.

Don’t miss The Figgy Piggy Burger ($16) with a slab of thick-cut bacon, fried goat cheese, fig and balsamic jam, sweet onion and garlic aioli with a smattering of arugula and radish on the side. Other sandwiches and burgers include The Origin Burger ($15), French Dip ($16) a Seasonal Veggie Sandwich ($14) and the B.L.A.T. with smoked slab bacon, Hass avocados, lettuce, tomatoes and red pepper aioli.

Check out the Avocado Crème Brulee ($7) at the only place you’ll find it in the Valley. Avocado acts like fat, and coupled with a zing of lime and complimented with an edible orchid, you will find yourself enamored with this entirely unique dessert. There is always a daily special featuring avocado, so ask your server.

Patent 139 Brewing Co.

Location: 1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 2 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Phone: 480-597-7138

Information: patent139brewingco.com