On the same day that it announced a $4 billion investment into Canada’s Canopy Growth Corporation, Constellation Brands also laid off dozens of employees tasked with selling the company’s craft and specialty beers throughout the U.S. Constellation — whose craft portfolio includes Ballast Point in California, Funky Buddha in Florida and Four Corners Brewery in Texas as well as Mexican import brands Corona, Modelo and Pacifico — terminated around 60 of its 100 or so craft and specialty reps, a source familiar with the situation told Brewbound.
- PARENT BREWERY
- Constellation Brands
- BREWERY TYPE
- Production - Large
9045 Carroll Way
San Diego, CA 92121 United States
ABOUT BALLAST POINT BREWING CO.
Started in 1996 by a small group of home brewers in San Diego, Ballast Point Brewing Company explores new tastes and techniques to create the perfect balance of taste and aroma. From developing a proprietary yeast for our amber ale to creating a breakthrough gold medal-winning IPA, Ballast Point is dedicated to the craft of brewing beers for all to enjoy. Visit BallastPoint.com to learn more about our history and collection of beers.
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Constellation Brands is continuing to invest behind an own-premise retail strategy for its Ballast Point brand, yesterday confirming plans to open another California brewpub in 2019. The new Ballast Point location – its eighth in California and the tenth in the U.S. — will be located in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, where the NBA’s Golden State Warriors are building a new stadium.
Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer of Constellation Brands’ beer division, has been promoted to a newly created role of executive vice president and CMO of the New York-based alcohol company. In a press release, Constellation Brands said Sabia, who joined the organization in 2007 as the vice president of the spirits division, would oversee all aspects of marketing across the company’s beer, wine, and liquor portfolios.
Ballast Point Brewing Company®, a pioneer in the craft beer movement in San Diego with a 20-plus-year history of supporting the art of homebrewing and developing high-quality, innovative, award-winning beer, opens brewpub in Chicago’s Fulton Market District. The highly anticipated brewpub is set to officially open Tuesday, May 15.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Another brewery files for bankruptcy; Stone seeks to dismiss MillerCoors’ counterclaims; Tree House and Jester King announce expansion plans; BrewDog and Terrapin announce new hires; and more.
Over the last two years, brewery-owned taprooms and satellite retail outposts have emerged as both lucrative profit centers for emerging craft beer makers and an opportunities to deliver unique experiences to thirsty consumers. But as the number of taprooms has grown, so too have concerns about their impact on the three-tier system.
Constellation Brands reported its fiscal-year 2018 earnings on Thursday, which were highlighted by a 3 percent increase in total net sales, to more than $7.6 billion. Net sales of Constellation Brands’ beer brands — including Mexican import labels Corona, Modelo and Pacifico as well as craft breweries Ballast Point and Funky Buddha — increased 10.1 percent, to about $4.7 billion.
Aloha Sculpin IPA features a distinct yeast strain known as Saccharomyces “Bruxellensis” Trois, or Brux Trois, turning the flagship IPA into a tropical oasis with aromas and flavors of guava, mango, and pineapple without any fruit additions. While Belgian yeast strains are known for their clove and banana-like aroma, this strain bears exotic fruit aromas.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: Constellation Brands-owned Ballast Point announces plans to consolidate its operations in Miramar; Epic Brewing recalls a batch of beer; A-B releases its Bud Light “Dilly Dilly” ad; and more.
San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing will open the first on-site brewery in Anaheim’s downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort this fall. The Disney taproom is the seventh Ballast Point location in Southern California — and first in Orange County — for the Constellation Brands-owned craft brewery. The move is part of the beer company’s ongoing strategy to grow the Ballast Point brand through local outposts both in California and across the country.
Just five months after selling to Constellation Brands, Funky Buddha Brewery is seeing the benefits of its new partnership. The South Florida craft brewery will take advantage of brewing and canning capacity at Ballast Point, another Constellation-owned company, and launch its product in cans for the first time.
Following a proprietary review of the craft beer segment, and its own positioning within it, Constellation Brands has re-launched a number of its Ballast Point offerings with a new look in an attempt to “tell its story more effectively” to consumers. In an interview with Brewbound, Constellation CMO Jim Sabia and Marty Birkel, the president of the organization’s craft and specialty division, said an initiative to better understand consumer-purchasing behavior provided the company with some key takeaways that helped shape its overall craft strategy moving forward.
In our latest edition of People Moves: Caitlin Braam, the president of Seattle Cider Company and Two Beers Brewing, will depart the organization at the end of the month. Constellation Brands also confirmed that Dave Mills, chief sales officer of the company’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits brand, will depart the organization at the end of August.
Constellation Brands has acquired fast-growing Florida-based craft beer producer Funky Buddha and, in the process, formed a new “High End Craft and Specialty” business group specifically tasked with overseeing the company’s present and future craft brewery purchases. Financial terms of the deal, which closed yesterday, were not disclosed. The structure is similar to Constellation’s 2015 purchase of San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing, which was worth $1 billion, Brewbound understands. A sale price was not disclosed, but the all-cash deal is for 100 percent of the company, according to KC Sentz, who co-founded the brewery with his brother Ryan Sentz.
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Sales Representative - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Sales Representative - Ballast Point Brewing Company -- Chicago, IL (03/13/2018)
Ballast Point Brewing Company is looking for an enthusiastic, organized, and energetic individual
Key Account Manager - Ballast Point/Constellation Craft & Specialty Division - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Key Account Manager - Ballast Point/Constellation Craft & Specialty Division - Ballast Point Brewing Company -- New York, NY (02/27/2018)
Manage all National & Regional chain headquarter call points for Ballast Point/Constellation Craft &
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Key Accounts Manager - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Key Accounts Manager - Ballast Point Brewing Company -- New York, NY (01/02/2018)
Manage all National & Regional chain headquarter call points for Craft & Specialty Beer
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Chain Account Manager - Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Chain Account Manager - Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits -- Multiple Locations (01/11/2016)
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits is looking for experienced On and Off Premise Chain Account Managers
Quality Analyst - Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
Quality Analyst - Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits -- San Diego, CA (04/29/2015)
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Facilities Technician - Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Facilities Technician - Ballast Point Brewing Co. -- San Diego, CA (02/25/2015)
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Brewery Engineer - Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Brewery Engineer - Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits -- (12/02/2014)
Year Round Beers
|Sculpin IPA||American IPA|
|Victory at Sea||Unknown|
|Sculpin India Pale Ale||Unknown|
|Yellow Tail Pale Ale||Pale Ale|
|Wahoo Wheat Beer||Wheat Ale|
|Calico Amber Ale||Ordinary Bitter best Bitter ESB|
|Black Marlin Porter||Porter|
|Big Eye I.P.A.||IPA|
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6/7/2018 -- Park City, UT
Ballast Point Beer Dinner
|Dinner||Park City, UT|
5/2/2018 -- Nashville, TN
Ballast Point Taco Takeover @ City Tap Nashville
9/24/2017 -- San Diego, CA
Ballast Point: Home Brew Mart's 25th Anniversary Party
|Festival||San Diego, CA|