SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego City Council honored Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits on Monday, its 20th anniversary.
Started two decades ago out of a home in Linda Vista, Ballast Point now operates in a 107,000-square-foot facility with a restaurant in the Miramar area, with additional tasting rooms in Linda Vista, Little Italy, Long Beach, Scripps Ranch and Temecula.
Among the award-winning brewer's products are Sculpin India Pale Ale, pineapple and grapefruit Sculpins and Victory at Sea Imperial Porter.
Ballast Point ranked 11th among U.S. craft brewers in sales volume last year, and 17th among all breweries, according to the Brewers Association.
"Since its opening in 1996, Ballast Point has grown from a small micro-brewery to one of the largest breweries and distilleries in Southern California,'' Councilman Chris Cate said. "Their products speak for themselves -- they're a fantastic brewery and restaurant.''
A proclamation presented to company representatives said that the brewery is named after a spot in Point Loma where ship crews used to gather stones to use as ballast for their voyages. Many of the products are named after fish or use fishing terms, and fish are often found on their labels.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.