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Ballast Point bash

If you missed out on the recent batch of Sculpin IPA, you have another chance to get it. Its brewer, Ballast Point, is having its 12th anniversary party Oct. 25 and I’ve been told they will have kegs of all the specialty beers they’ve made this year, including Sculpin as well as Schooner, their tasty wet hop ale.

This year’s party is at a new location, Liberty Station on Point Loma. And while there will be more than enough great Ballast Point brews to make the fest worthwhile, this year’s edition is also for the first time featuring other brewers. The list of those brewers is below. Details on the event can be found at the Ballast Point Web site.

Alesmith Brewing Co.
Alpine Brewing Co.
Backstreet Brewery
Brew House
Coronado Brewing Co.
Firehouse Brewing Co.
Gordon Biersch Brewery
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
La Jolla Brewhouse
Lightning Brewery
Mission Brewery
Oceanside Aleworks
Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co.
Pacific Beach Ale House
Pizza Port/Port Brewing
Rock Bottom Brewery
San Diego Brewing Co.
San Marcos Brewery & Grill
Stone Brewing Co.


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Sculpin release date announced

I recently posted the very good news that Ballast Point is making more Sculpin IPA. Now I’ve got the release date information, via the Ballast Point blog. I was under the impression it would only be available in growler fills, but apparently they’ve bottled some as well. (They’ve also upped the per-bottle price by two bucks over the last time.)

Anyway, here’s the info:

Ballast Point Brewing is proud to announce the release of our world famous Sculpin IPA in 22oz bottles and on draft.  Beginning Saturday 9/13 10am at our brewery in Scripps Ranch only and on Sunday 9/14 12pm at our Linda Vista location.  This beer will only be made available at our two brewery locations, not anywhere else, so come visit us.  As always, supply is extremely limited, so be sure to get here soon.  When it’s gone, it’s gone until we’re not sure when.  Thanks to all of San Diego for their continuing support of good beer and of Ballast Point.  See you this weekend.  Cheers!
22oz – $7.99 (limit 12; no case discount)  1/2gal growler fill – $20.

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Sculpin to resurface!

OK, so I don’t usually have exclamation points in headlines here, but then again, I don’t usually get to say that one of my favorite beers is on its way back.

Ballast Point recently announced on its MySpace blog that it is fixing to brew some more Sculpin IPA. This is great news because Sculpin is a great beer. The fish it’s named after might sting you, but the beer will treat you just fine.

Ballast Point bottled the Sculpin IPA for the first time ever earlier this year, and it was a treat to be able to drink it at home. It sold out fast, though, so if you see it on any store shelves in the coming months, I’d recommend snapping some up.


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