BALLAST POINT OPENS DOORS IN LONG BEACH

The opening date of the new Ballast Point location in Long Beach has long been a mystery. We all knew it was coming, but when exactly was the mystery. Even with contacts on the inside, we still couldn’t get the info. While at our 2nd MeetUp on Wednesday, one of the members mentioned, “Ballast Point is opening tomorrow”. Sure enough, with just a simple Facebook post, it was announced they would be opening their doors at 11AM the next day. I guess when you’re as big as Ballast Point, all you need is a little Facebook post to inform the masses.

On Thursday, June 30th, we were fortunate enough to have been able to be there as the doors opened. Pulling up, you can see construction still going on as they are putting on the final touches to the building. We strolled around the building, this place is massive and impressive. After taking a lap, we jumped in line (yes, there was a line) around 10:50. We were probably 20 back.. Right at 11, they opened as scheduled. We were really happy that we went right as they opened because from the photos friends posted later in the evening, they showed how packed the place was.

There are 2 levels and 3 bars, 2 downstairs and one upstairs and plenty of places to sit all over. The most popular spots, I imagine, will be the upstairs areas overlooking the bay. It was an honor to meet Chris and Dougie, who run the actual brewery and got to check out their operation. Their first brew is officially in process and they expect it to be ready in about 3 weeks. Did we mention this location will be focusing on their Sour Program?? Can’t wait! Below is a photo of Dougie bear hugging his Bretts…

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Need to charge your phone or plug in your computer? The bars, or at least the first one I sat at in the back corner of the first floor, have outlets for both plugs and usb. They also have the hooks for women (or men) to hang their purses.

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There’s tons more awesome I can say about having Ballast Point in Long Beach, but I’m sure everyone already knows how awesome they are.. So instead, enjoy the photos…

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