01.16.19 | Brands

Ballast Point® Expands California Presence with First-Ever Brewery at Downtown Disney® District

Anaheim, Calif. (JANUARY 16, 2019)Ballast Point Brewing Company®, a pioneer in the California craft brewer scene, famous for its signature Sculpin IPA and Grapefruit Sculpin and dedicated to quality and reinterpreted beers, officially opens the Ballast Point Brewpub at Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort today. This brewpub marks the first-ever brewery at Downtown Disney® District – providing a prime travel destination for SoCal locals and globe-trotting beer enthusiasts alike. The family-friendly spot offers more than fifty styles of Ballast Point’s adventurous beer across 100 tap lines with a menu that will excite the entire family.

“Ballast Point is born and raised in Southern California, so we’re particularly excited to strengthen our relationship with the local Anaheim community and beyond this, the many guests who visit Disneyland each year,” said Ben Dollard, president of Ballast Point. “This new location also gives our passionate brewing and culinary teams the perfect place to test new and inventive offerings, as we welcome longtime Ballast Point fans and introduce new guests to our brand.”

The new space boasts a beautiful 4,000 sq. ft. glass-enclosed bar and restaurant in addition to a 3,000 sq. ft. outdoor beer garden featuring cabana-style seating and a family-friendly atmosphere – perfect for guests of all ages to enjoy. The main taproom offers seating for 220, along with several semi-private and private spaces, perfect for group events of any size.

“Today is an exciting day as we officially welcome Ballast Point to the Downtown Disney® District family,” said Patrick Finnegan, vice president of Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney. “We strive to consistently bring fresh and innovative concepts to the Downtown Disney® District that we know our guests will enjoy, and Ballast Point is the perfect Southern California brand to bring its unique blend of great beer, good food and a family-friendly atmosphere.”

About the Beer

Led by Anaheim Brewing Managers, Chris Klein and Andrew McGregor, the new brewpub features an on-site three-barrel brewing system which will support limited-edition R&D brews exclusive to the Downtown Disney® District location, along with Ballast Point favorites like flagship Sculpin IPA, Fathom IPA and Victory at Sea. From grain to glass, Ballast Point is dedicated to the craft and producing high-quality brews, from selecting raw materials to the brewing process, which includes 300-plus quality testing touchpoints.

About the Food

In addition to the brand’s iconic beers, guests can enjoy a variety of menu offerings curated by Ballast Point’s new Executive Sous Chef, Joey Lerma. The menu will offer a mix of Southern California staples, including popular dishes such as Baja-style fish tacos and a house-made pretzel with beer mustard, in addition to gluten-free and vegetarian options. Committed to creating an experience the whole family can enjoy, the taproom will also offer a children’s menu that includes kid-friendly favorites like Crispy Chicken Tenders, Corn Tortilla Quesadilla and Grilled Cheese. Ballast Point will donate $1 for every kid’s meal ordered at the Downtown Disney® District location to No Kid Hungry, a national organization providing children with nutritious food options in an effort to end child hunger.

With the addition of the Anaheim location, Ballast Point will have nine tasting rooms nationwide, including those in San Diego and Long Beach, Virginia and Chicago. Coming spring 2019, a brewery and kitchen will open in San Francisco – its first in Northern California. The brewpubs create an opportunity for people to experience the brand in a new and different way.

The Ballast Point brewpub at Downtown Disney® District will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to midnight and is located at 1540 S. Disneyland Drive in Anaheim.

About Ballast Point Brewing Company

Started in 1996 by a small group of home brewers in San Diego, Ballast Point has a 20-plus-year history of supporting the art of home brewing and developing high-quality, innovative and award-winning beer. Ballast Point has become one of the nation’s leading craft breweries by exploring new tastes and techniques to create the perfect balance of taste and aroma. At Ballast Point, a culture of quality persists from selection of raw materials to the brewing process to the finished product and beyond. From developing a proprietary yeast for our amber ale to creating a breakthrough gold medal-winning IPA, Ballast Point is dedicated to the craft of brewing beers for all to enjoy. An internationally recognized leader in the craft brewing industry with 9 brewery locations in California, Chicago and Virginia, the company makes over 50 styles of beer and distributes to 49 states and 17 countries internationally. For more information, visit www.ballastpoint.com.