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Ballast Point Brewing Company

Ballast Point Brewing Company

10051 Old Grove Road
San Diego, CA, 92131
United States

858-695-2739

Year Established: 1996

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It all began with a home brewer’s humble dream. During his college years, young Jack White developed a taste for beer. After graduation, he decided it was time to explore more interesting beer than he could find in the store, or at a keg party, for that matter. So, he began home brewing in his back yard. He got good at it, and quickly realized it wasn’t that easy to get his hands on the various supplies and ingredients he wanted—nor did he have people to trade brewing ideas with. He needed a place to get great ingredients. So, one rare sunny day in San Diego in 1992, Jack opened Home Brew Mart: A home brewer’s nirvana filled with the supplies, ingredients, and conversation every home brewer needed to make better beer at home. Home Brew Mart thrived and soon Jack was joined by Yuseff—a fellow home brewer with a similar dream—and home brewing awards, to boot. Together, they moved the brewery from Jack’s yard to the back room of Home Brew Mart, and opened Ballast Point Brewing. In 1996, Ballast Point Brewing was born. Naming the beers was easy—Yuseff loves fishing, and he and Jack both love beer. So they brought the two together and started naming their beers after fish. After all, regular guys doing what they love—that’s what this was all about. Today, the beer labels still have fish on them as an homage to the brewery’s origins and as a reminder to always do what you love. As customers began tasting Jack and Yuseff’s back room brews, they wanted more. So they bought the beer. A lot of it. By 2004, Ballast Point had outgrown its back room location and was going to have to move to keep up with demand. Demand increased, so Ballast Point continued to grow! Home Brew Mart remained in its original location, serving home brewers and their beer dreams, alike. It turned out that Home Brew Mart was not only the perfect grounds for cultivating new beers, but also relationships with beer lovers who would eventually become employees, each one crucial to the brewing process and end product. Today, we are still real beer lovers making real good beer. Almost 15 years after its inception, Ballast Point Brewing’s dedicated team of craftsmen (and women) is still innovating, trying new methods and ingredients, and working constantly to increase capacity to try to meet demand. More than anything, they are staying true to Jack’s dream, and their own: Real beer lovers making real good beer.

ID: 455 Last updated 6 days ago Added to database 20 years ago

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100

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401

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Beers

Beer | Style | ABV Score
Ballast Point 10th Anniversary Rocktoberfest Lager
Marzen / Oktoberfest| -
3.075 (1)
Ballast Point Abandon Ship Smoked Lager
Rauchbier| -
3.029 (4)
Ballast Point Barmy Apricot Ale
Fruit Beer| 12 %
3.125 (1)
Ballast Point Barrel Aged Tongue Buckler
Strong Ale| 10 %
3.250 (1)
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
IPA| 7 %
3.591 (30)
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter
Porter| 6 %
3.677 (23)
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter (Whiskey Barrel Aged)
Porter| 6 %
3.075 (1)
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter on Oak
Porter| -
2.900 (1)
Ballast Point Bonito Blonde Ale
Blonde Ale| 4.5 %
2.980 (2)
Ballast Point Bourbon Barrel Stout
Stout| -
3.325 (1)
Ballast Point Brandy Barrel Aged Navigator Doppelbock
Doppelbock| 10 %
3.350 (1)
Ballast Point Brother Levonian Saison
Saison| -
3.280 (2)
Ballast Point Brut IPA
IPA| 7 %
3.100 (1)
Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale
Amber Ale| 5.5 %
3.531 (26)
Ballast Point California Amber
Amber Ale| 5.5 %
3.200 (1)
Ballast Point California Kolsch
Kölsch| 5.2 %
2.950 (1)
Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm
Cream Ale| 5.5 %
3.263 (5)
Ballast Point Cherry Vanilla Milk Stout
Fruit Stout| 4.7 %
3.325 (1)
Ballast Point Chopotle Black Marlin
Spiced Beer| 6.7 %
3.250 (1)
Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore
Stout| 6.5 %
3.025 (1)
Ballast Point Coffee Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout| 6.8 %
3.100 (2)
Ballast Point Come About Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 9 %
3.400 (5)
Ballast Point Copper Ale
Extra Special Bitter| 5.5 %
3.075 (1)
Ballast Point Dead Ringer
Marzen / Oktoberfest| 6 %
3.200 (2)
Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA
Imperial IPA| 8.3 %
3.752 (22)
Ballast Point Even Keel Ale
American Pale Ale| 4.5 %
3.460 (7)
Ballast Point Even Keel Ale (Mango)
IPA| 3.8 %
3.150 (3)
Ballast Point Fathom
Lager| 7 %
3.411 (6)
Ballast Point Fresno Chili Grunion Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.5 %
3.225 (1)
Ballast Point Ginger Big Eye IPA
IPA| 7 %
3.300 (2)
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.5 %
3.325 (5)
Ballast Point Guajillo Pepper Calico Amber
Amber Ale| 5.5 %
3.125 (1)
Ballast Point Habanero Longfin Lager
Spiced Beer| 4.6 %
3.125 (1)
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin
Spiced Beer| 7 %
3.500 (7)
Ballast Point Homework Series #1 India Red Ale
Amber Ale| 7 %
3.275 (1)
Ballast Point Homework Series #6 Robust Porter
Porter| 7.8 %
3.484 (3)
Ballast Point Hout Ont Moet Beer (Unblended)
Fruit Lambic| 5.5 %
3.350 (3)
Ballast Point Hout Sour Ale
Wild Ale| -
3.300 (2)
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra
Spiced Beer| 7 %
3.511 (6)
Ballast Point Island Time
Brown Ale| 5.6 %
3.300 (1)
Ballast Point Lager
Lager| 4.2 %
-
Ballast Point Longfin Lager
Helles / Dortmunder| 4.6 %
3.000 (4)
Ballast Point Made In San Diego
Blonde Ale| 4.2 %
-
Ballast Point Manta Ray
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
3.075 (1)
Ballast Point Margarita Longfin Lager
Helles / Dortmunder| 4.6 %
3.250 (1)
Ballast Point Mercy Springs Road
Saison| 5.8 %
3.250 (1)
Ballast Point Mocha Marlin
Porter| 6 %
3.325 (1)
Ballast Point Moscow Mule Ale
Spiced Beer| 10 %
3.125 (1)
Ballast Point Navigator DoubleBock
Doppelbock| 8 %
3.340 (2)
Ballast Point Nitro Red Velvet
Milk Stout| 5.5 %
3.325 (1)
Ballast Point North Star IPA
IPA| -
-
Ballast Point Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout| 6.8 %
3.225 (1)
Ballast Point Old Barmy Ale
Fruit Beer| 10.7 %
3.400 (2)
Ballast Point Passing Haze
IPA| 4.2 %
3.100 (1)
Ballast Point Peaches and Cream
Fruit Beer| 5.2 %
3.200 (1)
Ballast Point Pepper Dorado
Imperial IPA| 9.6 %
3.225 (1)
Ballast Point Pequin Pepper Piper Down
Scottish Ale| 5.2 %
3.300 (1)
Ballast Point Pescadero Pils
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 4.5 %
3.320 (2)
Ballast Point Piper Down
Scottish Ale| 5.8 %
3.400 (5)
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Spiced Beer| 5.8 %
3.240 (2)
Ballast Point Red Rose
American Wheat| 4 %
2.925 (1)
Ballast Point Rum Barrel Aged Calico Amber
Amber Ale| 5 %
3.200 (1)
Ballast Point Rum Barreled Victory at Sea
Imperial Porter| 10 %
3.700 (3)
Ballast Point Saft Punk
Ale| 5.9 %
3.100 (1)
Ballast Point San Salvador Saison
Saison| 7.5 %
3.200 (1)
Ballast Point San Salvador Winter Black Lager
Schwarzbier| 8 %
3.250 (1)
Ballast Point Schooner Wet Hop Ale
Blonde Ale| 4.5 %
3.260 (2)
Ballast Point Scottish Ale
Scottish Ale| -
3.120 (2)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
IPA| 7 %
3.900 (34)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (Aloha)
IPA| 7 %
3.125 (1)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (Grapefruit)
IPA| 7 %
3.800 (10)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (Pineapple)
IPA| 7 %
3.463 (5)
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (Spruce Tip)
IPA| 7 %
-
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (Unfiltered)
IPA| 7 %
3.040 (2)
Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 10 %
3.535 (14)
Ballast Point Sea Monster Stout
Oatmeal Stout| 8 %
3.280 (2)
Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout| 6.8 %
3.360 (2)
Ballast Point Smoke Screen Helles
Helles / Dortmunder| 5.4 %
3.250 (1)
Ballast Point Sour Wench Blackberry Ale
Fruit Beer| 5.4 %
3.313 (5)
Ballast Point Steamboat Black Lager
Schwarzbier| 6 %
3.200 (1)
Ballast Point Swingin' Friar Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.5 %
-
Ballast Point Tart Peach Kölsch
Kölsch| 5.2 %
3.025 (1)
Ballast Point Thai Lime Chili Wahoo Wheat
Spiced Beer| 4.5 %
3.260 (2)
Ballast Point The Commodore
Stout| 6.5 %
3.271 (4)
Ballast Point Three Sheets Barley Wine
American Barleywine| 10 %
3.709 (8)
Ballast Point Tobasco Sea Monster
Imperial Stout| 8 %
3.200 (1)
Ballast Point Tongue Buckler
Amber Ale| 6.4 %
3.629 (11)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
Imperial Porter| 10 %
3.350 (1)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Coconut)
Imperial Porter| 10 %
3.400 (1)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Coffee and Vanilla)
Imperial Porter| 10 %
4.082 (19)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Coffee)
Imperial Porter| 10 %
3.375 (1)
Ballast Point Victory At Sea (High West Barrel)
Imperial Porter| 12 %
3.475 (1)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Mole)
Imperial Porter| 10 %
3.350 (1)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Peanut Butter)
Imperial Porter| 10 %
3.350 (1)
Ballast Point Victory at Sea (Peppermint)
Imperial Porter| 10 %
3.420 (2)
Ballast Point Victory At Sea Coffee Imperial Porter
Imperial Porter| 12 %
3.500 (2)
Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat
Witbier| 4 %
3.223 (15)
Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado Double India Pale Ale
Imperial IPA| 10 %
3.334 (3)
Ballast Point Winter Warmer
Spiced Beer| -
3.275 (1)
Ballast Point Yellowtail Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5 %
3.058 (23)

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