Wow, two posts in a row about Ballast Point Brewing Co., but the beer news just keeps flowing.
Tomorrow, Thursday July 29th, Ballast Point will be debuting their newest beer, San Salvador Saison at their Scripps Ranch tasting room (10051 Old Grove Rd., San Diego, CA). I’ve been on a big saison kick recently and am really excited to try this. The always tasty MIHO Gastrotruck will be outside Ballast Point starting at 4:30pm with some food to pair with the beer. And if you can’t make it up to Ballast Point don’t worry, The Linkery (which helped secure some of the ingredients and brew the beer) will have a keg of San Salvador Saison tapped Thursday evening as well.
Here’s Ballast Point’s description of the beer:
The idea started as a San Diego Farmhouse Ale using local ingredients. We wondered what the Kumeyaay Indian’s were eating when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo climbed out of his flagship boat, the San Salvador, and onto the shore of Ballast Point in 1542. Also, what might have Cabrillo stocked on his boat before he left Acapulco (then called Navidad) 3 1/2 months earlier? So with some research we tracked down a fun mix of ingredients for a Belgian inspired San Diego indigenous Ale.
With some help from our friends at The Linkery, North Park Native Plants and Wingshadow’s Farm we were able to track down ingredients like corn, pine nuts, agave, elder flower, white sage, manzanita berries, curacao and local sage honey. The malt bill consisted of Belgian pale malt, caramunich, biscuit, wheat and corn. The result is a 7.5% ABV, brown beer that really has to be tasted to be understood. It tastes like the San Diego countryside.
MIHO Gastrotruck uses fresh, local, thoughtfully sourced ingredients to create hand crafted steet food that is affordable, convienient and delicious. We could think of no one better to come up with the perfect food pairing for this special brew. You can check them out at www.mihogastrotruck.com. Juan and his pals have come up with a Vande Rose pork belly braised in San Salvador Saison and served with an agave glaze and corn fritters. They will be here starting at 4:30pm tomorrow serving this dish along with some of the other specialties that have made them the talk of the town. Stop by for food and beer done with real LOCAL flavor. See you here!