Ballast Point is opening up a brewpub in the West Loop neighborhood this year. There isn’t much to this blog post other than the fact that this is amazing. Ballast Point Chicago is going to be the hottest place to be this summer.
If you’re not familiar with Ballast Point, they’re a San Diego based brewery that themes it’s delicious nectar after ocean life. Their staple beer is Sculpin IPA, named obviously after the sculpin fish. It’s a fruity IPA that pairs beautifully with fish tacos or any light bar food to be honest. It’s super refreshing and packs a wonderful 7% alcohol by volume. There’s slight variations of Sculpin such as the hazy Aloha Sculpin, Pineapple Sculpin, and Grapefruit Sculpin.
When Ballast Point Chicago opens this Spring with its dreamy West Loop rooftop, I’ll be crushing Grapefruit Sculpins all afternoon. Not sacrificing any of the classic Sculpin notes, the grapefruit citrus expands upon the classic IPA flavor to give you the perfect day drinking beer.
Needless to say, I’m excited. There are a ton of breweries in Chicago that folks should support, but this spring and summer, everyone should stop by and have a taste of west coast flavor.
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