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Chocolate & Coffee: Ballast Point Mocha Marlin debuts

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin joins the brewery’s “enhanced’ bottle lineup in the near future. That’s our way of describing the expanding line of core beers that have extra ingredients, like grapefruit, thai chili, or pineapple.

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin starts as the brewery’s year-round Black Marlin Porter, plus additions of coffee and chocolate. Dessert or breakfast beer. Your choice.

Our Black Marlin Porter is the perfect beer for a mocha mashup. The addition of the coffee and cocoa plays perfectly off the roast, chocolatey flavors of this English porter, while a hint of vanilla smooths it all out. It’s full-bodied, but not too sweet; try it for breakfast…or dessert.

Ballast Point Mocha Marlin has been available on draft in the past.

Style: Porter (w/ Coffee. Chocolate.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late-September, 2016

6% ABV

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Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore

Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore

Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore, a future bottle.

The brewery is no stranger to flavored spins to the various beers in their lineup. If you need examples: Pineapple Sculpin, Orange Vanilla Fathom, Coconut Victory at Sea.

Another variant is on the rise – Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore. The base beer came from the brewery’s various Research & Development attempts to find a medium bodied stout. The coffee and chocolate flavors of the stout will be accentuated by cinnamon and raison favors.

Strong flavors of roast coffee and bittersweet chocolate balance with light citrusy hop aromas, highlighted by a crisp, bitter finish.

Ballast Point Cinnamon Raisin Commodore will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.

Style: Stout (w/ Cinnamon, Raisins.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

6.5% ABV

 

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Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado cans on the way

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado cans

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado, the brewery’s imperial IPA brewed with watermelon is already available in bottles. Next up, 12 ounce cans.

The brewery has been taking a few of their tried and true offerings, and nuancing them with everything from pineapple to peanut butter cups. Recently (or forthcoming) releases include Pineapple SculpinGrapefruit Sculpin, & Habanero Sculpin, and Mango Even Keel.

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado is currently available nationally in bottles and draft.

This Double IPA is not one to back down from big flavors. Mash, kettle, and dry hopping blend to create a huge hop profile that is balanced with a blast of watermelon.

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. 12 ounce cans will be shipping nationally this summer.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Watermelon)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. 12oz Bottles
Release (Cans): May/June, 2016

10% ABV

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Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin cans ship

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin bottle

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin cans are now shipping from the San Diego, California based brewery.

Sculpin IPA, the brewery’s leading IPA, has two other bottled siblings – Grapefruit Sculpin, and Habanero Sculpin.

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin combines the aggressive but balanced IPA with the tropical twist of pineapple. Bottles and draft started shipping in January of this year.

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.

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin IPA is a draft, and 12 ounce bottle and 12 ounce can offering.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12 oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: March, 2016 (Cans)

7% ABV

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin cans. Pic: Ballast Point Brewing

Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin cans. Pic: Ballast Point Brewing

 

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Ballast Point Barmy

Ballast Point Barmy

Ballast Point Barmy

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Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo to be bottled

Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo

Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo has already been available on draft in the past. In 2016, the beer looks to join the line of interesting variants.

Interesting variants? In case you’ve been out of the loop, Ballast Point started with Sculpin IPA, with Grapefruit Sculpin and Habanero Sculpin IPA following not far behind. In January, Ballast Point released Pineapple Sculpin, and Watermelon Dorado, and Mango Even Keel.

On deck, Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo, a spicy spin on the brewery’s witbier.

Our Thai Chili Wahoo is a favorite in our tasting rooms for its complex balance of ingredients. Citrus and spice have long been a part of our Wahoo White. In this edition, we added a dose of Thai chilies, even more head from ginger, and a counterpunch of lime. The flavors in this beer need to be experienced first-hand, so grab one and try it for yourself.

Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo will be a 12 ounce bottle, and draft offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Witbier (w/ Thai Chili. Lime. Ginger.)
Availability: Draft (Current), Bottles (Soon)
Release: TBA

4.5% ABV

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Ballast Point Mango Even Keel released in cans

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel Cans

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel, a fruited spin on the brewery’s session (lower ABV) IPA has been released.

The San Diego based brewery has been releasing new renditions of many of their year round beers, including Pineapple Sculpin, Grapefruit Sculpin, & Habanero Sculpin. This edition takes Even Keel, a 3.8% alcohol by volume session IPA, and infuses it with mango.

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel is the ideal beer for easy drinking. This hoppy, sessionable ale gets a flavor boost from mango, which perfectly plays off the citrusy hop bouquet. With fruit, hops, and a low ABV, this beer is truly on another level.

Ballast Point Mango Even Keel has begun shipping in 12 ounce cans.

Style: IPA (w/ Mango)
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: Mid-January, 2016

3.8% ABV