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Ballast Point Brewing Company

Ballast Point Brewing Company Ballast Point Brewing Company is one of San Diego's Premiere Breweries. We started out modestly as Home Brew Mart in 1992. Our goal was to teach others how to brew quality handcrafted beer at home. In 1996 the brewery was installed by New World Brewing Systems in the space behind our retail store and production began in September. In May of 2005 we open our second brewery in Scripps Ranch. We currently distribute five of our favorite beers, Yellowtail Pale Ale, Calico Amber Ale , Big Eye I.P.A., Black Marlin Porter and Wahoo Wheat Beer to a thirsty San Diego. Come to our brewery and we will gladly give you a tour and allow you to sample our newest selection of beers.

From the East: Take I-8 West to the Morena Blvd exit. Stay in the right lane and get onto Linda Vista Road. The store is one block up on the right hand side. From the North: Take I-5 South to the Sea World Drive exit. Turn left at the top of the ramp. Turn right on Morena Blvd. Follow the signs for Linda Vista Road onto Napa. Turn left onto Linda Vista and we are one block up on the right hand side. From the South: Take I-5 North to the Morena Blvd/I-8 exit. Take Morena under the freeway and stay in the right hand lane to Linda Vista Road. We are one block up on the right hand side.

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5401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA, US, 92110 Email:
Phone: 619-298-2337 Web:
Fax: 619-295-2393
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  Ballast Point Special
Our Ballast Point Special is in the English E.S.B. style. Full bodied and aromatic, it is served on a nitrogen tap to give it a creamy head and rich taste, while maintaining a low level of carbonation reminiscent of English draught beers.
  Ballast Point White
Ballast Point White is a Belgian Wheat Beer spiced with coriander, orange peel and curacao. This authentic "Wit" beer is characterized by its cloudy appearance produced by the unmalted wheat and oats used in the recipe. The unique Belgian yeast also lends its own flavor, creating a crisp refreshing beer with a complex fullness.
  Big Eye I.P.A.
Big Eye I.P.A. is our version of this wonderful style. American Centennial hops are used exclusively to bitter, flavor, finish, and dry hop the Big Eye. Its full hop flavor is guaranteed to please the palate of the true hop head.
  Black Marlin Porter
Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter is a rich dark chocolaty Porter with a distinctive American hop character. It is a great beer to go with hearty foods and is surprisingly one of the few beers that goes well with dessert. One of our favorite combinations here at Ballast Point is Black Marlin Porter with apple pie a la mode.
  Calico Amber Ale
Although inspired by the British Ales Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale uses distinctive American hops, which give not only the crisp bitterness to balance the malt, but also a hint of floral aroma. We brew Calico Amber Ale with 100% malt and use 4 different malts to give it a rich complexity. The blend of crystal malts give it flavors including toffee and caramel. A blend of American Cascade and Centennial hops provide a counterpoint to the malt. Finally our proprietary yeast provides a fruity background and a Madeira like richness that rounds out this gold medal winning ale.
  Point Yellowtail Pale Ale
So where can you taste a Kolsch? There are no Kolsches being imported into the United States. So you could fly to Cologne. A better idea is to come to Ballast Point Brewing Company and try our Yellowtail Pale Ale Kolsch. We make it with 5% Wheat, finish hop it with Liberty and Tettnanger hops, and ferment it with a yeast we borrowed from a brewery in Cologne. So come on in and enjoy a taste of the Rhineland!
  Wahoo Wheat Beer
Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat Beer is created using the same ingredients that were once used in Belgium. Flaked unmalted wheat, oats and malted barley comprise the grain. The unmalted wheat has a high protein content, which causes the beer to be hazy, thus giving it a cloudy, or "white" appearance. A special yeast gives a refreshing tangy flavor that is different from both the sour Weiss beers of Berlin or the banana and clovey Weizens of Bavaria. The mild hopping allows the unique malts to show through and does not conflict with the subtleties of the citrus spicing. This unique citrus character is created by adding a blend of curacao (bitter orange), sweet orange and coriander to the boil. White beers are light and refreshing, yet provide a complex reminder that interesting high quality beer does not have to be bitter and dark. Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat Beer is the perfect beer for sunny San Diego.


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