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.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man accused of stealing a car led police on a slow speed chase on Sunday that ended with the suspect in custody.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Fire crews responded to a fully involved building fire in the 7000 block of Amherst Drive in Rolando.
The woman fatally shot at an Oceanside apartment Friday afternoon was identified as a Navy corpsman, and a suspect is in custody.
Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like "Aquaman," ''Shazam!" and even "Wonder Woman 1984," which is only three and a half weeks into production.