San Diego Born Ballast Point Brewing Company To Open Brewery In San Francisco

August 9, 2018

San Diego born Ballast Point Brewing Company, which sold for $1 Billion to beer & spirits behemoth Costellation Brands in fall 2015, will be opening a brewery in San Francisco in the Mission Bay neighborhood where the Golden State Warriors' incoming Chase Arena is being built.

Little information is currently available about the Ballast Point Brewery that is installing at 705 16th Street in San Francisco, but it appears that it will be located in a 6,300 square foot space within a new high-rise structure near the half-complete Chase Center, which will be the new home to NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors when it opens for the 2019-20 season. The brewery is expected to also house an onsite restaurant and is anticipated to open in time for the unveiling of Chase Center.

Ballast Point, which was founded in 1996, currently has 10 locations with six sited in California. Last year, the company opened a large scale production brewery in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, then released plans for a branch in Chicago. Ballast Point also announced a brewery, tasting room, restaurant and beer garden for the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, set to open in late 2018/early 2019.

In other news, Ballast Point has recently applied for a Type 22 Wineblender liquor licence for its main facility at 9045 Carroll Way in San Diego's Miramar area. According to the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, a wine blender is "a person authorized to operate a bonded wine cellar pursuant to a Federal Basic Permit issued by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) who does not have facilities or equipment for the conversion of fruit into wine and does not engage in the production of wine." The state bureau continues to explain that wine "must be made from the fermentation of agricultural products to which may be added brandy which is distilled from the same agricultural product from which the wine is other type of distilled spirits may be used to fortify wine." What is this license about? Only time will tell.

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