Those purveyors of San Diego style brews (hell yes!), Ballast Point Brewing, is finally arriving in Chicago. Within the next week, Chicago-area shelves will start stocking the Ballast Point brew family, including their acclaimed IPA, Sculpin. I haven't tasted much of their lineup, but Sculpin strongly hints that their roster contains some prime quality stuff. Sculpin is among the elite American beers, a lithe IPA/DIPA seemingly disguised as a pale ale. Watch out, Zombie Dust.
Binny's Beverage Depot is having a Ballast Point tasting on May 8th at its South Loop store. Reservations are required, so call ahead. Mark and Shaun's Beer Blog should be in attendance. We hope to see you smiling over your Sculpin or some other tasty San Diego treats.