While this doesn’t relate directly to South Florida it is big news for craft beer in Florida as a whole as Ballast Point Brewing Company out of San Diego, California as made their way to the Sunshine State. (They aren’t in South Florida yet, only Central. For now!) And to welcome them to the state the always amazing Port St. Lucie beer bar Vine & Barley is going to have a little event for them.
On Wednesday October 13th they will be tapping 5 kegs of brews from Ballast Point. The beers will be on tap starting at 2:00pm and will be available ALL DAY LONG for a special price of $3.95 a glass.
Here is a list of the beers they will be pouring.
The Sculpin is a testament to the humble beginnings at Ballast Point. Recently winning a gold medal at the World Beer Cup, Sculpin showcases bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango & lemon. The lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting. Ironically, the meat from a Sculpin is considered some of the tastiest. Something that has a sting but tastes great? Sounds like a Ballast Point India Pale Ale.
Big Eye IPA
If you love India Pale Ales, Big Eye will be a welcome addition to your repertoire. You’ll revel in Big Eye’s bitter, hoppy flavor thanks to the American Columbus and Centennial hops that are used to flavor and dry hop their flagship IPA.
Yellow Tail Pale Ale
There’s no wonder why their Pale Ale is so popular-it is skillfully crafted in the style of the Kolsch beers of Cologne, Germany. They’ve chosen German hops for aroma, and rounded out the recipe with a blend of American and German malts. If you like a lighter brew but also like the complexity of craft beers, then Yellow Tail Pale Ale is for you.
Calico Amber Ale
Inspired by traditional English ESBs, Calico Amber Ale is as American as it could be. A rich complexity comes from four types of malt-but it’s those distinct American hops that offer a crisp bitterness and unique floral aroma. To round out the traditional-English-yet-very-American Amber Ale, they use a proprietary yeast to develop a fruity, Madeira-like richness.
Summer days and ocean waves inspired this Belgian Witbier-styled Wahoo Wheat. Brewed to be light and refreshing-with a unique citrus character that comes from adding orange peel and coriander to the boil. A special yeast contributes to this beer’s refreshing tangy flavor-quite different from the banana and clovey Hefe-Weizens of Bavaria.
So if you can make it up to PSL next Wednesday be sure to stop by Vine & Barley and enjoy some great beers from Ballast Point.
Vine & Barley
1680 SW St Lucie West Blvd
Port St Lucie, FL 34986