Beers and Ciders

California Kölsch

Craft

Ballast Point

About California Kölsch

The beer that launched Ballast Point.
Our California Kölsch is a rich golden brew, crafted with aromatic German hops and rounded out with a blend of American and Munich malts. While it’s hopped like a lager, we ferment it like an ale to create a smooth, bright taste that has just a hint of fruit and spice. It’s extremely drinkable, like a Kölsch should be, yet complex, like a good craft beer demands.

AVAILABILITY

Year-round in:
12oz. Bottles, 12oz. Cans,
22oz. Bottles, & Draft

ALC. BY VOL.

5.2%

BITTERNESS

23 IBUs

FOOD PAIRINGS

Pickled Beet Salad
Honey Comb
Huevos Rancheros

About Ballast Point

IT BEGINS WITH THE SEARCH FOR FLAVOR

The perfect balance of taste and aroma. An obsession with ingredients. An exploration of techniques. And while we savor the result, we’re just as fascinated by the process to get there. What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point.

WHERE SCIENCE MEETS ART

We live to add our own touch and ask if there’s a better way. As we tinkered, tested and tasted, we discovered that making beer was more art than science. And while we respect and honor tradition, we relish the opportunity to take it further. That freedom has allowed us to reinterpret brewing. And along the way help to reinvigorate the industry. From bringing a hoppy twist to a porter, or developing a proprietary yeast for our amber ale, to creating a breakthrough gold medal-winning IPA.

TO SHARE OUR JOURNEY

But all of this would be wasted if we couldn’t share it. Whether serving up new flavors, collaborating with seasoned brewmasters, or training the next generation at Home Brew Mart, we not only want to challenge our own tastes, but expand yours.

Ballast Point. Dedicated to the craft.

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