Yes, the sale of Ballast Point Brewing Company to Constellation Brands is when our friends over at Beer Night in San Diego coined using #IndieBeer instead of craft. Yes, the initial blow back on social media from that was insane for those of us that adopted the effort right away. Yes, eventually, everyone came around. Yes, that’s what lead to the Brewers Association making a symbol to help consumers understand which beers are produced by independent breweries. Yes, it is why we’re called The Indie Beer Show; we wanted to be extremely clear in what we support!
We’re stoked this Mt. Rushmore of #SDBeer is once again a member of the indie beer family and we’re welcoming them back the safest way we can, with a live stream show for all of you!
The beers we’ll be featuring in this show:
Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. – Pilsner – German – 4.8% ABV – 23 IBUs – Full of character, this lightly hopped Pilsner has notes of citrus, squeezed Kiwifruit and nectar fruits.
Swingin’ Friar Ale
Ballast Point Brewing Company – Pale Ale – American – 5.5% ABV –
Ballast Point Brewing Company – IPA – Imperial / Double – 8.5% ABV – 70 IBUs – This new IPA rises above the rest. We’ve developed many IPA recipes in our R&D program, but right from the tank, our Manta Ray Double IPA was a winner. Aromas of fresh, citrusy tangerine, melon and light pine leap from the beer and linger over a smooth finish. Like its namesake, this brew can sneak up on you – a big beer without a bite.
High West Barrel Aged 2017 Victory at Sea
Ballast Point Brewing Company – Porter – Imperial / Double Coffee – 12% ABV – 35 IBUs – High West Bourbon/Rye Blend aged for 7 months. Layers of complexity emerge with notes of soft caramel and smoky oak over a dark chocolate and roasted almond body