Chris, joined by new semi-official guest host Eno Sarris meets up with Hilary Cocalis and Nicole Ganz of Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits at the Home Run Derby at Petco Park. They chat all things Ballast Point including their expansions in Long Beach and Virginia, the team’s involvement with the Padres, and Tony Gwynn.
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It was quietly announced last week that the Padres and Ballast Point are once again teaming up for their 2nd Annual Homebrew Contest. The winner will get the opportunity to throw out the first pitch before an upcoming Padres game (8/19/13) and have their beer produced and sold by Ballast Point. The rules are pretty simple.
- No sours, barrel aged beers or beers that contain brettanomyces or wild yeast will be accepted
- It needs to be less than 7% alcohol content
- Must be 21+ to enter
- Each entry must consist of 3 bottles, only 12 oz or 22oz bottles will be accepted
(Click on link above for the complete rules)
Last year the Avenger-in-Chief and myself had the amazing opportunity to help judge the competition. 27 entries later and Erik Parker won with his Pale Ale called “Time to Panic”. We shot some footage for Padres and Pints but around that time my computer decided to crap out on me and made editing nearly impossible. I eventually got it working properly again and now seems like the right time to post that episode. In it, we chat with Ballast Point Specialty Brewer Colby Chandler about the keys to winning the contest and #swoon over all things Ballast Point. Enjoy!
I probably don’t need to tell you this but San Diego is quite the town for craft beers. Named by Esquire Magazine as one of the 7 best cities in America for craft beer, San Diego’s reputation is well-established and well-earned as a destination drinking town for hopheads.
Per Tom Garfinkel’s Twitter page comes the announcement that there will be a Ballast Point Beer Garden at Petco Park this year.
(Quick Aside: Tom Garfinkel’s Twitter account is kind of a riot. Regardless of your opinion of him, the guy has a sense of humor. He has tweeted at Kristen Bell, follows Steve Martin, and will provide occasional fun/useless trivia like this:)