Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar & Ballast Point presents
On Point Tap Take-Over & Tasting
Thursday, Aug. 27 – 5:30-7 PM
960 W. 31st St., Chicago, IL. 60608, 773-890-0588
Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar in conjunction with our friends at Ballast Point will be hosting a special On Point Tap Take-Over & Tasting on Thursday, August 27 between 5:30 and 7 PM. You’ll be able to meet the brewer Chris Klein to answer any and all Ballast Point questions and of course taste a selection of their specialty beers plus a new designed cocktail especially inspired for the summer.
We will be tapping the following special beers:
Calm Before the Storm- Cream ale with Coffee and Vanilla 5.5% ABV (16 oz/$7)
A coffee ale with a touch of cream.
Calm Before the Storm came from a quest for a warm weather alternative to their Victory at Sea Imperial Porter. Like its more robust cousin, we infuse a punch of flavor using cold brewed Caffé Calabria coffee and a hint of vanilla. But this time, they added it to a lighter-bodied golden cream ale. The end result is a surprisingly bright, coffee-forward beer that’s perfectly refreshing.
Nitro Sculpin- IPA 7% ABV (16 oz/$7)
Inspired by their customers, employees and brewers, the Sculpin IPA is bright with aromas of apricot, peach, mango and lemon. Its lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops. This delicious Ballast Point Ale took a Bronze Medal at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival in the Pro Am category. The Sculpin fish has poisonous spikes on its fins that can give a strong sting.
Ginger Big Eye- IPA with Ginger 7% ABV (16oz/$7)
We this beer Ballast Point takes their year-round production Big Eye IPA and infuse fresh skinned, sliced ginger root into the beer post fermentation. The spicy Centennial hops used in Big Eye go very well with the spicy taste and aromatics from the fresh ginger root. The solid malt backbone of Big Eye also lends itself well to ginger, almost adding a candied component as it blends across your palate.
Thai Chili Wahoo White- Belgian Witbier with Thai Chili peppers 4.5% ABV (16 oz/$7)
Wahoo Wheat is brewed with unfiltered, un-malted wheat and oats that give it a distinctive cloudy complexity.True to the Belgian tradition, this Witbier boasts a refreshing, citrusy flavor thanks to the orange peel and coriander we add to the boil. This makes Wahoo an ideal beer for year-round beach weather.
Victory at Sea- Imperial Porter w/Coffee and Vanilla 10% ABV (13 oz/$8)
A big porter crafted to weather any storm. Ballast Point’s Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is a bold, smooth brew with just the right amount of sweetness. They infused this robust porter with vanilla and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The subtle roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold brewed coffee, balances perfectly with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, creating a winning combination for your palate.
Summer-inspired Cocktail –
Mexican Manhattan ($10)
Made with Ballast Point Horchata Vodka
For further information on Ballast Point: http://www.ballastpoint.com/
For further information on this event contact Patrick Gossett @ firstname.lastname@example.org