Ballast Point Little Italy Turns 10 With An All-Day Celebration Of Cheer And Beer
Aged for 10 years, Ballast Point Little Italy is celebrating a decade of innovation with an all-day celebration at the taproom and kitchen on Saturday, October 14th.
Ballast Point ventured into the restaurant business with its first kitchen and R&D brewery on October 14, 2013. Anchored on the corner of India and Ivy Streets, the 9,000 square foot Ballast Point Little Italy has gone on to win a slew of medals for its experimental brews and in 2021, was named Co-champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival.
Now, 10 years later to the day, the team is honoring the milestone with family-friendly activities, cult-fav dishes from the kitchen team, and 10 small-batch beers set to release in celebration of the occasion.
Christopher Takeuchi, Ballast Point Little Italy’s Small Batch Brewery Manager, is bringing the brewing band back together for guest collaborations with former Ballast Point Little Italy brewers on the taproom’s 5-barrel brew house.
Guest brewers and their collaboration styles include:
- Colby Chandler (former VP of Specialty Brewing), Triple IPA
- Julia Cain (former Director of R&D), Belgian Dubbel
- Nathan Stephens (former R&D Brewer, now Principal Brewer at Eppig Brewing Company), English Bitter
- Aaron Justus (former Director of R&D, now co-founder of East Village Brewing Company), Corn Wine
- Chris Hotz (former R&D Brewer, now Quality Manager at Societe Brewing Company), Wee Heavy
Ballast Point Little Italy is cracking open the cellar and tapping some world-class, barrel-aged beer as well, and the kitchen team is taking a trip down memory lane and bringing back some guest favorites including Beer Steamed Mussels, Duck Nachos, The Goods Burger, and more!
Limited edition 10-year Anniversary glassware and merchandise from Ballast Point’s resident artist Paul Elder will be for sale, while supplies last.
See you there, San Diego!