Ballast Point Brewing To Host "Made In San Diego Block Party" In Little Italy On March 30 | Enter To Win Two Tasting Tickets

February 10, 2019

San Diego born Ballast Point Brewing Company and the Little Italy Association of San Diego will team up to host the Made In San Diego Block Party on Saturday, March 30, from 2-7pm, a festival experience featuring live music, beer tastings, art demos and much more! Enter to win 2 Craft Beer Sampling Packages and be sure to RSVP for free entrance into the event!


Taking over India, West Ivy and Juniper Streets surrounding the Ballast Point Little Italy Tasting Room, the Made In San Diego Block Party will celebrate the local brands that have called America’s Finest City their longtime home by bringing together San Diego breweries, music, food, artists and more. The event is free based on capacity with suggested donation to the Little Italy Association of San Diego and is open to the 21+ public.

"For over 20 years, Ballast Point has called San Diego home," said Ballast Point Vice President of Marketing Hilary Cocalis. "By coming together with local brands and breweries, our aim is to celebrate this community that has supported us from the beginning."

Ballast Point Brewing Company started in 1996 when a small group of San Diego home brewers sought to make better beer, becoming obsessed with ingredients, tinkering, testing and tasting to find the perfect balance of taste and aroma. The Made in San Diego Block Party will include other San Diego breweries who have also contributed to growing the San Diego beer community, including Saint Archer Brewing, Amplified Ale Works, Ketch Brewing, 32 North Brewing, Green Flash Brewery, Belching Beaver, 3 Punk Ales, Duck Foot Brewing, OB Brewery, Fall Brewing, Eppig Brewing and more. Rock band, Wavves, formed in 2008 in San Diego by singer-songwriter Nathan Williams, will headline the block party. Indie rock band The Donkeys, who won Best Rock at San Diego Music Awards in 2012, as well as energetic surf-rock quartet Mrs. Magician and The Schizophonics, will also perform at the event. Attendees are encouraged to come hungry to the block party as a selection of top San Diego food vendors will participate in the event.

The Made In San Diego Block Party has also partnered with SanDiegoMade.org, an artist collective that aims to increase awareness of local arts and products within the San Diego community. A curated selection of product vendors, including clothing, bath/body products, jewelry, accessories and more, will participate in the event to promote the “Shop Local. Buy Local” philosophy to the public. To further encourage local art, Cohort Collective, an artist driven collective that seeks to elevate the local San Diego art scene, will create an installation for “Ballast Point’s Made in San Diego Block Party.” Artist, sculptor and muralist Chris Konecki (@konecki_art) will lead the creation of the event’s featured piece.

While the event is free to attend based on RSVP and capacity, there are several options that guarantee entry. There is a Craft Beer Sampling Package ticket priced at $35 for early birds which includes unlimited 2 ounce beer samples with guaranteed entry. A $5 donation to the Little Italy Association also will guarantee entry.

RSVP to the Made in San Diego Block Party to enjoy San Diego beer, bites, music and more at madeinsd.eventbrite.com.