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.
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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 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.
An already competitive craft beer scene in Chicago is about to get even more crowded. Constellation Brands – a beer, wine and spirits producer that makes popular import beer labels such as Corona, Pacifico and Modelo — yesterday announced plans to open a Ballast Point outpost in Chicago early next year.
Executives from the largest beer companies in the U.S. gathered in San Diego this week for the annual Beer Institute (BI) meeting, and a theme of unity emerged as industry leaders attempt to stem continued share losses to wine and spirits.
Constellation Brands today reported its first quarter fiscal 2018 earnings results, which were highlighted by 8 percent net beer sales growth.
Constellation Brand’s continued effort to move Ballast Point Brewing into its so-called “Gold Network” of U.S. beer distributors took a significant leap forward this month when the San Diego-based brewery’s distribution rights were sold in its second largest market — Massachusetts.
Constellation, a cross-category alcoholic beverage company best known for selling Mexican import offerings Corona and Modelo, has confirmed to Brewbound that Ballast Point beers are no longer being sold in Massachusetts by Atlantic Beverage Distributors and the Sheehan Family Companies-owned Craft Beer Guild LLC.
Ambient Water, a leading provider of atmospheric water generation systems for extracting water from humidity in the air, today announced that Ballast Point Brewing Co. has completed its first two batches of beer made with water produced from Ambient’s atmospheric water generation systems.
Quality Analyst - Ballast Point -- Daleville, VA (03/08/2018)
Ballast Point Brewing holds itself to the highest Quality standards.
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
|New York, NY||01/02/2018|
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)
|San Diego, CA||02/25/2015|
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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9/24/2017 -- San Diego, CA
Ballast Point: Home Brew Mart's 25th Anniversary Party
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