San Diego brewery introduces new sour beer just in time for summer.
Moscow Mule Ale was born from Ballast Point’s R&D program and quickly became a fan favorite at the brewery’s tasting rooms. The 10 percent ABV ale is a tart and refreshing beer version of the classic cocktail. Loaded with lime zest and ginger over a kettle-soured base beer, Moscow Mule Ale tantalizes the taste buds with tangy and effervescent flavors, finishing with a hint of spice from the ginger.
“The flavor profile of this beer is really unique. It tastes just like a cocktail, but it’s in fact beer. Our brewing team hit it out of the park with this one. Moscow Mule Ale is a prime example of how R&D brewing has fueled innovation and allowed Ballast Point to bring new, quality beers to the market. The brewery currently makes over 100 unique R&D recipes a year, each with innovation and quality in mind.”
– James Murray, Vice President of Brewing at Ballast Point
“The brewers at our Little Italy R&D brewery developed the Moscow Mule Ale after testing out a number of other cocktail-inspired brews like the Old Fashioned and Irish Coffee. The Moscow Mule Ale was a runaway favorite among the team and our tasting room customers, making it an easy decision to share it with the rest of the country.”
– Aaron Justus, Director of R&D/Specialty Brewing
The scaled-up beer is now brewed out of Ballast Point’s newest facility, called the Trade Street brewery, which opened late last year and specializes in sour and barrel-aged beers. The new facility has already produced award-winning beers, such as the Sour Wench Blackberry Ale, which won a Silver medal in the Fruited American-Style Sour Ale category at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival® (no gold medal was awarded).
Moscow Mule Ale is a spring/summer limited release under Ballast Point’s Explorer series and is now rolling out nationwide in both draft and 12 oz. bottles through July, 2018.
For more information, visit BallastPoint.com.