Friday, May 18th, 2018
Weekly Beer Tasting With Ryan from Ballast Point Brewing CO.
Bonito Blonde Ale 6pcan $9.49
This Bonito blonde ale is inspired by their perma-sunny days. This brew draws you in with its golden color and soft malt character, while the light mouthfeel and dry finish keeps you coming back. And what would set a San Diego blonde apart? A subtle hint of hops, naturally.
Grapefruit Sculpin 6pcan $12.99
Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on their signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements their IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.
Sculpin IPA 6pcan $12.99
Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got Ballast Point into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, they knew hopping an ale at five separate stages would produce something special. The result ended up being this gold-medal winning IPA, whose inspired use of hops creates hints of apricot, peach, mango and lemon flavors, but still packs a bit of a sting, just like a Sculpin fish.
Fathom IPA 6pcan $9.49
Fathom IPA highlights Ballast Point's favorite characteristics of the west-coast IPA style. This crisp and clean brew features a touch of malt on the surface with an ocean of zesty orange and piney hops below. The result is a refreshing, easy drinking IPA with just the right amount of depth.