Ballast Point Rings in 20th Anniversary With Beer Festival

The beer bash goes down at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Del Mar Racetrack -- after the final horse race of the day

San Diego’s Ballast Point will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend in fashion fit for a brewery: a beer festival.

The Ballast Point 20th anniversary beer bash goes down Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Del Mar Race Track – after the final race, in the Seaside Concerts area.

Patrons will enjoy sips of more than 50 Ballast Point brews, plus live music from The Roots, of “The Tonight Show” fame, and other bands.

A $55 general admission ticket gets you 10 four-ounce tasters of beer, a specialty tasting glass and admission to the racetrack. For $15 more, you can access the beer fest an hour early, at 4 p.m. Designated Driver passes are also available for $35 a pop.

In addition to Ballast Point brews, craft beers that have won regional awards will be poured at the party, including the California creation, Weizenbock, from Doug Brown, and the Strong Bitter from Tristan McCoy and Kyle Jung, of the Pacific Northwest region.

For a peek at the tap list at the big event, check out this Facebook post from Ballast Point.

Ballast Point was founded in 1996 by Jack White, in collaboration with Pete A’Hearn and Yuseff Cherney. Today, the company operates six locations, including tasting rooms in Miramar, Scripps Ranch and Little Italy. The brewery is known for beers like its Sculpin India Pale Ale, the Longfin Lager and the Wahoo White, to name a few.

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