Constellation Brands’ sale of Ballast Point to an investor group fronted by little-known Chicago upstart beer company Kings and Convicts officially closed on Monday.
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- 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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Kings & Convicts, the Chicago-area craft brewery that reached an agreement to acquire Ballast Point and its multiple taprooms from Constellation Brands in December, has hired industry sales veteran Mike Giordano as vice president of sales for the San Diego craft brand.
Brewbound readers in 2019 gravitated to stories about major craft brewery mergers and acquisitions, hard seltzer launches and reformulations, lawsuits and distribution disputes and brewery closures. The announcement of the $300 million merger between Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head set the stage for a busy year of M&A activity, as many craft brewers began to form partnerships to weather a more tumultuous competitive marketplace.
Richard Mahoney, the chairman of the board of The Wine Group, is the lead investor in Chicagoland craft brewery Kings & Convicts’ acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing Company from Constellation Brands, according to the ChicagoTribune. Brooklyn Brewery restructures sales force.
Four years after paying $1 billion for Ballast Point Brewing Company, Constellation Brands today threw in the towel on its big craft bet, announcing an agreement to sell the San Diego craft beer brand along with “a number of its associated production facilities and brewpubs” to Kings & Convicts, a little-known Chicagoland craft brewing company.
Constellation Brands is closing another Ballast Point taproom. The New York-headquartered beer, wine and spirits giant plans to close the taproom and restaurant at its Daleville, Virginia, production facility by the end of September, according to the Roanoke Times. Constellation will also cut 25 full- and part-time workers, as well as 16 temporary employees, the outlet reported.
Constellation Brands will shutter two Ballast Point Brewing facilities in Southern California, and back out of a plan to open a brewpub in San Francisco, Brewbound has learned. A spokeswoman with the New York-based beer, wine, and spirits company today confirmed the closure of Ballast Point Brewing’s 80,000 sq. ft. “Trade Street” sour beer and barrel-aging facility, which opened in San Diego in late 2017, as well as its Temecula, Calif.-based brewpub, which opened in 2016.
Constellation Brands reported its fiscal year and second quarter 2019 earnings results today, which were highlighted by a 7 percent increase in net sales, to more than $8.1 billion.
Just in time for spring, San Diego-based Ballast Point, one of the nation’s leading craft breweries, has released new Ballast Point Lager, available now nationwide. Incredibly bright and refreshing, it is the quintessential cooler beer for active adventures and leisurely days.
Ballast Point has released Passing Haze IPA and Brut IPA nationwide, available now for a limited time.
In this week’s edition of Last Call: The Brewers Association shares 2018 packaging trends; High Country Beverage reaches an agreement to acquire a share of a Kansas wholesaler; Allagash to can flagship White; Ballast Point sets opening date for downtown Disney taproom; and more industry news.
This pretty lady will make you pucker. Ballast Point is kicking off a new Trade Street Collection with a barrel-aged version of award-winning sour, introducing a new White Wine Barrel-Aged Sour Wench available nationwide.
Following the signing of a law allowing Illinois breweries to immediately begin selling beer and cider from outside beer companies in their taprooms, several Chicago restaurant and craft beer bar owners expressed concern that new regulations create additional competition for their businesses. However, a couple of Chicago brewery owners told Brewbound that they don’t anticipate major changes in the way they run their taproom businesses.
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.
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Facilities Technician - Ballast Point Brewing Company
Facilities Technician - Ballast Point Brewing Company -- San Diego, CA (12/20/2019)
The Facilities Technician will support upgrades, expansions, and ongoing equipment maintenance.
|San Diego, CA||12/20/2019|
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 &
|New York, NY||02/27/2018|
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)
|San Diego, CA||04/29/2015|
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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3/30/2019 -- San Diego, CA
Ballast Point Hosts “Made in San Diego Block Party” to Celebrate San Diego Roots
|Festival||San Diego, CA|
2/10/2019 -- Chicago, IL
Yoga & Beer
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|