Even Keel

San Diego Session Ale

Ten different malts and six different hops (Ahtanum, Cluster, and Spalt to name a few) combine to create this full-flavored, small beer. Even Keel features a silky malt backbone and a bright hop flavor and aroma that come from the late kettle additions and dry hopping with 1.5 pounds per barrel. Even more layers of flavor are created with fermentation being done by two strains of yeast. This session ale is herbaceous with additional citrus aromas of lemon and grapefruit. The orange to copper hue draws you in and the low alcohol volume keeps you coming back for more.

Availability

Limited in 12 oz. cans and on draft

Alc. By Vol.

3.8%

Bitterness

40 IBUs

Food Pairings

Mongolian Barbeque
Yellowtail Fish and Chips
Lancashire Cheese

  • California State Fair
    • 2007: Silver Certificate
View All Our Awards

Habanero Sculpin

India Pale Ale with Habanero peppers added

Our popular IPA, with a punch of heat.
Our Sculpin IPA with Habanero Pepper began as a crazy experiment that’s taken on a life of its own. While its bright fruit notes and hoppy bite has made the original one of our favorites, this version takes that balance of flavors to the next level with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros. Sculpin are known to sting, but this one’s got a kick.

Availability

Limited:
12 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

7%

Bitterness

70 IBUs

Food Pairings

Coconut Basmati Rice
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Tropical Bread Pudding

The Sculpin IPA is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin fish is considered some of the tastiest. Something that has a sting but tastes great; sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale.

Grapefruit Sculpin

India Pale Ale with Grapefruit Rind

Our Award-winning IPA, with a citrus twist.
Our Grapefruit Sculpin is the latest take on our signature IPA. Some may say there are few ways to improve Sculpin’s unique flavor, but the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complements our IPA’s citrusy hop character. Grapefruit’s a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking ale tastes like summer.

Availability

Limited:
12oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

7%

Bitterness

70 IBUs

Food Pairings

Coconut Basmati Rice
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Tropical Bread Pudding

The Sculpin IPA is a testament to our humble beginnings as Home Brew Mart. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin fish is considered some of the tastiest. Something that has a sting but tastes great; sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale.

Fathom IPL

Fathom

India Pale Lager

Lager meets IPA in a winning combination.
Our Fathom India Pale Lager combines time-honored lagering techniques with the hop profiles of a West Coast IPA recipe. The cold-fermenting lager yeast provides a clean base that allows the citrus and pine aromas from the hops to really shine. The result is a gold medal beer with a refreshing, easy drinking character and just the right amount of depth.

Availability

Limited in:
22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

7%

Bitterness

70 IBUs

Food Pairings

Bauernwurst with Sauerkraut
Schnitzel and Spaetzle
Buffalo Wings

Despite using traditional Lager techniques (cold fermentation) and a traditional West Coast IPA recipe, this beer is far from “traditional”. The use of a clean fermenting Lager strain cuts out the fruity flavors traditionally added by using warm fermenting Ale yeast. This allows the hops a neutral base for the citrus and pine hop flavors and aromas to shine. We keep some inspiration from European lagers with a malt base that includes both Munich and Vienna malts. Ahtanum is used in large amounts for dry hopping.

  • World Beer Cup
    • 2010: Gold
  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2010: Gold
View All Our Awards
Dorado

Dorado

Double India Pale Ale

A huge, hoppy brew that will test your sea legs.
Our Dorado Double IPA immediately hooks you with massive hops that never stop. Mash hopping, kettle hopping and dry hopping makes this beer a serious hop lover’s prize catch. It’s an amazingly drinkable, award-winning beer that’s as beautifully balanced as it is big.

Availability

Limited in:
12oz. Bottles, 22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

10%

Bitterness

90 IBUs

Food Pairings

Crab Rangoon
Pineapple Pound Cake
Braised Pork Belly

On a quest to make delicious beers, our brewers have continually sought out new creative ways to accentuate the delightfully aromatic and flavorful qualities of hops. Dorado Double IPA takes hops to a new level. Mash hopping, kettle hopping, and dry hopping (Crystal and Mt. Hood), create an award winning beer that embodies San Diego’s reputation for making world class IPAs.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2004: Gold
    • 2005: Gold
    • 2009: Gold
  • California State Fair
    • 2007: Silver Certificate
  • World Beer Cup
    • 2006: Bronze
  • Bistro Double IPA Fest
    • 2002: Gold
    • 2003: Gold
    • 2004: Bronze
    • 2005: Gold
    • 2006: Bronze
    • 2007: Gold
View All Our Awards
Piper Down

Piper Down

Scottish Ale

A Scottish ale with San Diego spirit.
Our Piper Down Scottish Ale hits all the right notes for the Ballast Point Bagpipe Corps that inspired it. We created this very low hopped, malty ale for the band to enjoy using UK Maris Otter malt, roasted barley, UK hops and low fermentation temperatures. Then we let the brew’s sweet complexity build over a three-hour boil. Full of roasted caramel flavor, it’s a pub classic with Ballast Point personality.

Availability

Limited in:
22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

5.8%

Bitterness

22 IBUs

Food Pairings

Raw Oysters
Candied Walnuts
Grilled Cinnamon Lamb Chops

The Ballast Point Brewing Company Bag Pipe Band was the inspiration behind this Scottish Ale. BPB&S owner Jack White wanted a moderate alcohol, low hopped and malty ale to be enjoyed by the band. Using UK Maris Otter malt, roasted raw barley (no peated malt), UK  Fuggle hops and a three hour boil to add flavors of milk chocolate, toffee and a mild roast. Piper Down pours a clear dark mahogany with candy cane red hues when held up to the light. Look for malt derived aromas of candied sugar, molasses, plum and a little herbal spice from the hops. Yeast influence is kept to a minimum with the ale fermentation taking place at 62 degrees which really lets the malts shine. Occasionally a Piper likes a drink or two. Too many drinks and the Pipes make the Piper a little top heavy. When the oxygen starved and pickled Piper eventually keel’s over, the call goes out loud, “Piper Down”!

  • LA County Fair
    • 2003: Gold
    • 2007: Silver
  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2014: Silver
View All Our Awards

Dead Ringer

Oktoberfest Lager

A fresh take on a traditional festival beer.
Our Dead Ringer Oktoberfest lager is inspired by old-style Märzen brews customarily enjoyed during Bavaria’s world-famous beer festival. Thanks to an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle; no lederhosen required.

Availability

Limited in:
22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

6%

Bitterness

26 IBUs

Food Pairings

Bratwurst
Butternut Squash Soup w/ Linguica
Beer Cheese

Pours burnt orange to reddish brown in color with aromas of rich sugars, nutty toasted malts, fresh baked biscuits and reserved hop spice. Pilsner Malt, Munich Malt and German Noble Hops all help build those classic aromas into this cold fermented lager. Caramunich Crystal Malt and low bitterness also add to the creamy and complex flavors layered in this beer. Oktoberfest is inspired by older versions of Oktoberfest Lagers that leaned toward the caramel/toffee flavors typical in darker Märzen Beers.

Tongue Buckler

Imperial Red Ale

An Imperial Red Ale that’ll leave you speechless.
Our Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale doesn’t pull any punches. This is a big brew with hops and malt in extreme abundance. The I.B.U.’s (International Bitterness Units) alone test the limits of your palate. Yet while the timid should take warning, Tongue Buckler generously rewards the bold with an exceptional ale experience.

Availability

Limited in:
22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

10%

Bitterness

108 IBUs

Food Pairings

Teriyaki Flank Steak Plate Lunch
Sweet Potato Fries
Scotch Egg

Pours a crimson red color which comes from the addition of UK Dark Crystal Malts and a small addition of huskless black malt. Aroma of dried figs, lime, spruce tips and burnt sugar. Copious amounts of hops are added in multiple additions to this ample ale. From the 108 International Bittering Units (White Labs has only tested a handful of beers over 100 IBU’s) to the over two pounds per barrel of dry hopping used. Hops like Galena, Chinook and Magnum help add a resinous blood orange and grapefruit flavor to this huge Double/Imperial Red Ale.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2007: Gold
  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2005: Silver
  • San Diego International Beer Festival & Competition
    • 2013: Silver
  • LA County Beer Competition
    • 2013: Gold
View All Our Awards
Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea

IMPERIAL PORTER with COFFEE and VANILLA

A big porter crafted to weather any storm.
Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. We infused this robust porter with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.

Availability

Limited in:
12oz. Bottles, 22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

10%

Bitterness

60 IBUs

Food Pairings

Pulled Pork Sandwich
Chicken Mole
German Chocolate Cake

Although the winters in San Diego don’t get too brutal, the brewers at Ballast Point wanted a warmer, Winter Ale that brings comfort on those days when you can see your breath. This Imperial Porter clocks in at 10% ABV and gets most of its roasted flavor from coffee beans prepared locally at Caffe Calabria on 30th Street. Winter Ales traditionally have a spice, and in this beer we chose vanilla to round out this very special “big” beer. Our Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is infused with ¾ ounce cold brewed coffee per pint.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2009: Silver
  • California State Fair
    • 2007: Silver Certificate
    • 2011: 1st, Gold
  • San Diego County Fair: Craft Brewer’s Competition
    • 2007: Silver
    • 2008: Gold Ribbon
  • San Diego County Fair International Beer Competition
    • 2011: Bronze
View All Our Awards
Sea Monster

Sea Monster

Imperial Stout

A beast of an imperial stout.
Our Sea Monster Imperial Stout explores the darkest reaches of the traditional oatmeal stout. This bold, rich brew first lures you in with roasted coffee notes, then grabs hold with hints of bittersweet chocolate and currant. Backed with a perfect hop balance, you’ll soon discover this is one monster of mythic proportions.

Availability

Limited in:
22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

10%

Bitterness

65 IBUs

Food Pairings

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Oysters Rockefeller
Aged Gouda

First brewed as an American Stout before being amped up to a big and bitter Imperial Stout. Pours jet black, completely opaque, with khaki foam. Sea Monster contains aromas of licorice, citric hops, malted milk balls, and coffee and flavors of molasses, dark cherry sugars, licorice, cocoa nibs, and roasted, oily malts. Toffee sweetness and silky oats round out this strong ale without being cloying.

  • California State Fair
    • 2011: 2nd, Silver
  • LA County Beer Competition
    • 2013: Silver
  • Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival
    • 2014 Imperial Stout & Porter: Silver
View All Our Awards
Indra Kunindra

Indra Kunindra

CURRY EXPORT STOUT

A burst of Madras Curry, Cumin, Cayenne, Coconut, and Kaffir Lime Leaf. Enjoy!
Our India-style Export Stout is a unique collaboration with award-winning homebrewer Alex Tweet. Released in limited quantities, this explosion of South Asian flavors is reason enough to kneel down and thank the heavens. It’s further proof of San Diego’s status as a brewer’s playground, and a beer lover’s utopia.

Availability

Limited in:
22 oz. Bottles & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

7%

Bitterness

50 IBUs

Food Pairings

White Rice
Kalbi Ribs
Coconut Macaroon

With polarizing ingredients packed into a very roasty Export Stout, beer drinkers seem to love it or hate it. Ingredients added post-fermentation, really keep all those volatile aromas locked in the beer. Please take your time with this beer and allow it to warm up. Initial hits of Madras Curry and Cumin start to get balanced out by the Kaffir lime leaf and toasted coconut once the beer warms. Cayenne will always be a lingering tickle in the back of your throat.

  • San Diego International Beer Festival & Competition
    • 2012: Bronze
  • LA county Beer Competition
    • 2013: Gold
View All Our Awards
Ballast Point

Are you 21 years old,
or older?

Yes
Enter Site