Longfin

Lager

A classic German-style beer, brewed in San Diego.
Our Longfin Lager has become one of the go-to beers with the team at the brewery. A solidly balanced Helles that finishes clean with a hint of hops, it would easily fit in at any German beer garden. But we think it’s perfect for enjoying on the beach, the boat or anywhere else you can put an ice chest full of beer.

Availability

Year Round in:
12oz. Bottles, 12oz. Cans,
& Draft

Alc. By Vol.

4.5%

Bitterness

18 IBUs

Food Pairings

Tempura Fried Avocado
Pizza with Red Sauce
Soft Pretzel

Inspired by the Helles Style from Germany, this very light colored Lager is big on malt flavor. With the reserved use of hops in bittering, this crisp Lager has the aroma, and flavor of fresh baked bread thanks to the German produced Pilsner Malt. Hell is the German adjective for “light,” while Helles is a noun used in the sense of “a light one.” Unlike the Helles beers of Germany that take time traveling to San Diego, this beer is locally lagered and delivered fresh. You can’t argue the minimal carbon footprint of a World Style being produced locally.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2007: Gold
  • California State Fair
    • 2007: Silver Certificate (aka Hot Rail Helles)
  • San Diego County Fair: Craft Brewers Competition
    • 2007: Gold
  • San Diego International Beer Festival & Competition
    • 2013: Gold
  • LA County Beer Competition
    • 2013: Gold
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Wahoo

White

A fresh, unfiltered brew perfect for lazy summer days.
Our Wahoo White is brewed with unfiltered, un-malted wheat and oats that give it a distinctive cloudy complexity. True to the Belgian tradition, this Witbier boasts a refreshing, citrusy flavor thanks to the orange peel and coriander we add to the boil. This makes Wahoo an ideal beer for year-round beach weather.

Availability

Year Round in:
12oz. Bottles, & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

4.5%

Bitterness

12 IBUs

Food Pairings

White Fish Ceviche
Lemon Cupcake
Cantaloupe

Summer days and ocean waves inspired our Belgian Witbier-styled Wahoo White. Brewed to be crisp, light, and refreshing—with a unique citrus character that comes from adding orange peel and coriander to the boil. What gives our Wahoo White—and other wheat beers—a hazy appearance is the unmalted wheat it’s made from. Special yeast contributes to this beer’s refreshing tangy flavor—quite different from the banana and clove-y Hefeweizens of Bavaria.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2002: Gold
    • 2003: Gold
    • 2006: Silver
    • 2007: Gold
    • 2009: Silver
  • California State Fair
    • 2004: Silver
    • 2005: Bronze
    • 2007: Silver Certificate
    • 2008: Silver Certificate
    • 2011: Silver
  • LA County Beer Competition
    • 2013: Silver
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Pale Ale

The Original

The beer that launched Ballast Point.
Our original Pale Ale is a rich golden brew, crafted with aromatic German hops and rounded out with a blend of American and Munich malts. While it’s hopped like a lager, we ferment it like an ale to create a smooth, bright taste that has just a hint of fruit and spice. It’s extremely drinkable, like a Kolsch should be, yet complex, like a good craft beer demands.

Availability

Year Round in:
12oz. Bottles, 12oz. Cans,
22oz. Bottles, & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

5.2%

Bitterness

23 IBUs

Food Pairings

Pickled Beet Salad
Honey Comb
Huevos Rancheros

German-style Pale Ale, inspired by the Kolsch Ales of Cologne, Germany. Our Pale Ale drinks like a Pilsner, only with more body and flavor. It’s no wonder why our Pale Ale is so popular—it is skillfully crafted in the style of the Kolsch beers of Cologne, Germany. We’ve chosen German hops for aroma, and rounded out the recipe with a blend of American and German malts. While it is very much like a Pilsner, our Pale Ale is fermented at ale temperatures, giving it a subdued fruitiness—a perfect complement to the crispness of the wheat and maltiness of the Munich malt. If you like a lighter brew but also like the complexity of craft beers, then our Pale Ale is for you.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2004: Gold
    • 2006: Bronze
    • 2007: Gold
    • 2009: Gold
  • California State Fair
    • 2004: Silver
    • 2005: 2nd, Silver
    • 2007: Silver Certificate
    • 2008: Bronze Certificate
    • 2011: Silver
  • San Diego County Fair International Beer Competition
    • 2011: Bronze
  • LA County Beer Competition
    • 2013: Honorable Mention
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition
    • 2014: Gold
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Sculpin

India Pale Ale

A trophy beer that’s a testament to our homebrew roots.
Our Sculpin IPA is a great example of what got us into brewing in the first place. After years of experimenting, we 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.

Availability

Year Round in:
12oz. Bottles, 12oz. Cans,
22oz. 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.

  • California State Fair
    • 2011: Silver
  • World Beer Cup
    • 2010: Gold
    • 2014: Gold
  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2007: Bronze
    • 2009: Silver
  • San Diego International Beer Festival & Competition
    • 2012: Bronze
  • The Bistro 9th Annual IPA Festival
    • 2006: Bronze
  • Great Japan Beer Festival
    • 2011: Gold
    • 2012: Gold
  • European Beer Star Awards
    • 2010: Gold
    • 2011: Gold
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition
    • 2014: Bronze
  • Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival
    • 2014 Modern IPA: Gold
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Big Eye

India Pale Ale

The beer that helped put San Diego IPA’s on the map.
Our Big Eye IPA is a big hoppy brew, thanks to the abundance of American Columbus and Centennial varieties we use to flavor and dry hop. While the English originally added extra hops to preserve their beers for sea travel, we do it for the love of all that bold, intense flavor that makes India Pale Ale one of our favorite styles.

Availability

Year Round in:
12oz. Bottles, 12oz. Cans,
22oz. Bottles, & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

7%

Bitterness

71 IBUs

Food Pairings

Hawaiian–style Tuna Poke
Panang Curry
Cured Meats

If you have fallen for the IPA style like we have, Big Eye will be a welcome addition to your repertoire. You’ll revel in Big Eye’s bitter, hoppy flavor thanks to the American Columbus and Centennial hops that are used to flavor and dry hop our flagship IPA. We thank our hops every day that the English loved their bitters—or else the IPA style may not have been born to help the beer survive the journey from Cape Hope to India back in the 18th century.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2006: Silver
    • 2008: Bronze
    • 2009: Bronze
  • California State Fair
    • 2004: 2nd, Gold
    • 2005: Silver
    • 2007: Bronze Certificate
    • 2008: Silver Certificate
    • 2011: 1st, Gold
  • World Beer Cup
    • 2002: Bronze
  • Great Japan Beer Festival
    • 2010: Bronze
  • Australian International Beer Awards
    • 2008: Silver
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Calico Amber Ale

Calico

Amber Ale

A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals.
Our Calico Amber Ale takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

Availability

Year Round in:
12oz. Bottles, 22oz. Bottles, & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

5.5%

Bitterness

35 IBUs

Food Pairings

Seasoned Grilled Meats
Butternut Squash Soup
Mimolette Cheese

Inspired by traditional English ESB’s, our Calico Amber Ale is as American as it gets.  A rich complexity comes from four types of malt—but it’s those distinct American hops that offer a crisp bitterness and unique floral aroma. To round out our traditional-English-yet-very-American Amber Ale, we use proprietary brewer’s yeast to develop a fruity, madeira-like richness.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2002: Best of Show, Gold
    • 2003: Gold
    • 2004: Silver
    • 2006: Gold
    • 2008: Bronze
  • California State Fair
    • 2004: 2nd, Gold
    • 2005: Gold
    • 2007: Silver Certificate
    • 2008: Gold
    • 2011: Silver
  • World Beer Cup
    • 2002: Gold
  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2001: Gold
  • San Diego County Fair International Beer Competition
    • 2011: Bronze
    • 2012: Gold
    • 2013: Gold
  • European Beer Star Awards
    • 2012: Gold
  • Australian International Beer Awards
    • 2011: Bronze
  • Los Angeles International Beer Competition
    • 2014: Gold
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Black Marlin Porter

Black Marlin

Porter

A hoppy twist on the classic English Porter.
Our Black Marlin Porter stands out in a town known primarily for its IPA’s. We craft it from a unique blend of roasted and crystallized malts that give it a smooth, chocolaty, caramel profile. Then toss in a healthy dose of American hops to serve up full-bodied flavor worthy of its San Diego roots.

Availability

Year Round in:
22oz. Bottles, & Draft

Alc. By Vol.

6%

Bitterness

42 IBUs

Food Pairings

Smoked Meats
Carne Asada
Apple Pie

With its dark roasted malts and assertive hopping, this is an American version of the classic Porter style beer. Dark brown/black color and medium bodied. Like dessert? You’ll love this: Black Marlin Porter with apple pie a la mode—try it! Black Marlin is a rich, dark and chocolaty Porter with a distinctive American hop character. It is a great beer to go with hearty foods and is always one of the beers that pairs well with dessert. We also invite you to blend Black Marlin with Big Eye IPA for a treat we like to call the Black Eye.

  • LA County Fair
    • 2002: Gold
    • 2004: Gold
    • 2006: Bronze
    • 2007: Gold
    • 2008: Bronze
  • California State Fair
    • 2005: 2nd, Gold
    • 2007: Bronze Certificate
    • 2008: Bronze Certificate
    • 2011: 1st, Gold
  • Great American Beer Festival
    • 2003: Bronze
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