Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ballast Point Brewery Arrives

Hazzah! The Ballast Point beers are here and will be slowly trickling their way into the specialty beer bars and restaurants in the coming days. As of lunchtime today (5/27/15) Slackwater Pizza in Ogden is the only place selling them. Beer Bar in Salt Lake hopes to have them by this evening and the Beerhive and Bayou are shooting for Thursday or Friday.

Ballast Point does some brilliant pale ales, and that's why five of the six initial beers fall into that category. Ballast Point's Even Keel Session IPA (3.8% ABV) is not part of the initial line-up but should be popping up in grocery stores soon. Also. All of the BP beers are in 12oz. bottles or cans. There's another added bonus. Here a list a what beers you can look forward to trying.

Ballast Point - Pale Ale: German-style Pale Ale, inspired by the Kolsch Ales of Cologne, Germany. This Pale Ale drinks like a Pilsner, only with more body and flavor. 5.2% ABV

Ballast Point - Sculpin IPA: Massive nose of citrus and tropical fruit. Light caramel malts keep the balance towards the hops. Medium bodied. A light, fruity, juicy and bitter IPA. 7.0% ABV

Ballast Point - Grapefruit Sculpin IPA: This version of Sculpin IPA has grapefruit added; the grapefruit flavor really enhances the citrus aroma of the hops. It showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon.7.0% ABV

Ballast Point - Victory at Sea Coffee Vanilla Porter: Whole vanilla beans and Caffe Calabria coffee beans are infused into this robust porter with. 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. 10% ABV

Ballast Point - Dorado DIPA: Has a nose that is primarily citrus. The taste is smooth and crisp with  a little bit of grapefruit and mellow caramel notes. For a 10% DIPA is surprisingly easy to drink

Ballast Point - Big Eye IPA: HAs a nose of pine, citrus hops and tropical fruits Tatses starts off with a nice citrus and piney hops then transitions into bready caramel. Tropical fruits round out the end with hints of pine resin, and grapefruit peel. Similar but different than the others. 7.0% ABV

Cheers and Happy Hunting!

8 comments:

Diamond Mind said...

What about your baby habanero sculpin??

kent said...

Woot woot!

Mikey said...

Marc, One does not just unleash Habenero Sculpin on an unsuspecting public. Plus the DABC has stopped taking my calls. 😔

Kristin Hessick said...

4 out of 6 are IPA's. Would be nice to see more style variety.

Unknown said...

Eh, if you're getting Ballast Point the two you most want are IPAs. That we can now get Grapefruit Sculpin is awesome!

Ray said...

My question is are they fresh? In the past we had some new beers come in that had sat in the warehouse for several months.

Oscar said...

Are they going to stocked at the DABC stores?

Mikey said...

@ Oscar. Yes, eventually they will. Generally they collect sales data from the bars and restaurants so they know what to order. It will be about a month or so before you see them.