Friday, October 08, 2010

Vine&Barley Welcomes Ballast Point Brewing to Florida

Hello V&B'ers
Next Wednesday October 13th, Vine & Barley is proud to launch the 'Coming of yet another great brewery to Florida'. Ballast Point Brewing from San Diego, CA. This is the first time Ballast Point beers have been made available to us in Florida. And to celebrate, Vine & Barley will feature five great beers on tap 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. No tickets, no sign-up sheets, and as usual no cover charge.just a great new brewery to Florida, with five great beers, available ALL DAY LONG. But get there early because there is a limited amount of kegs at this time.

Below is more information about Ballast Point Brewing and the beers that will be on tap this coming Wednesday.

See you then!

'A Very Unique Wine & Craft Beer Lounge'
1680 SW St Lucie West Blvd
Port St Lucie, FL 34986

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A little bit about Ballast Point and their beers:

During his college years, young Jack White developed a taste for beer. So he did what any red-blooded American beer lover would do... open a brewery! And in 1996, Ballast Point Brewing was born.
Naming the beers was easy. Jack and his partner both love fishing & beer. So they brought the two together and started naming their beers after fish. After all, regular guys doing what they love-that's what this was all about. Today, the beer labels still have fish on them as homage to the brewery's origins, and as a reminder to always do what you love.
Almost 15 years after its inception, Ballast Point Brewing's dedicated team of craftsmen (and women) is still innovating, trying new methods and ingredients, and working constantly to increase capacity to try to meet demand. More than anything, they are staying true to Jack's dream, and their own: Real beer lovers making real, good beer.
Sculpin IPA
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.

Wahoo Wheat
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.

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