Monday, June 15, 2009

Another first

Ballast Point, an award-winning San Diego brewery, has come to New York for the first time, and we've picked up a keg of their Calico Amber. The details:

Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale (San Diego, CA; $6/16 oz). Ballast Point is a great San Diego brewery that is all-new to New York. Though inspired by English ales, Calico Amber uses American Cascade and Centennial hops, which give a crisp bitterness to balance the malt and a floral aroma. Four different crystal malts give it toffee and caramel flavors, while a proprietary yeast provides a fruity background and a richness that rounds out this gold medal-winning ale. 5.0% ABV.

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