Ballast Point Brewery has released its beer release schedule for 2018, which will include a few new beers as well as new 16-ounce cans (Sculpin IPA and Fathom IPA, specifically). Take a gander at the entire schedule here: 2018 Product Release Calendar
Starting this year, Ballast Point is categorizing its offering into three distinct series: The Discovery Series, The Flagship Series and the Explorer Series. The beers in the Discovery Series serve are a way to “discover” Ballast Point, with characters of approachability and quality. They’re laid-back in style and drinkability, yet flavor-forward. The Discovery Series package design has been changed to reflect this with enhanced artwork, nautical theme and San Diego hometown pride. The Discovery Series beers are also 6 percent ABV or below.
The Flagship Series are signature beers like Sculpin, Manta Ray and Victory at Sea. They also carry higher ABVs, 7 percent and above.
The Explorer Series is for the adventurer in search of bold, exotic flavors and styles, like barrel-aged and sour offerings. These are limited releases that vary in ABV and style.
Two new beers: Aloha Sculpin and Moscow Mule Ale
With Aloha Sculpin, Ballast brewers used Brux Trois yeast to turn its staple IPA into a tropical oasis, with bright and refreshing notes of mango, pineapple and guava, along with a slight haze and smooth mouthfeel. This will launch in February and will be a seasonal spring/summer release in the Flagship series.
Moscow Mule Ale is a take on the classic and refreshing cocktail, with ginger and tart lime in a light kettle sour beer. It’s an effervescent and aromatic beer just begging to be enjoyed in a copper mug. This is a spring/early summer release in the Explorer series.