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San Diego brewery Ballast Point to pour beer at Boise, Meridian events

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA was one of the trendsetters in adding citrus to IPAs.
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA was one of the trendsetters in adding citrus to IPAs.

Ballast Point Brewing is raising a toast in the Boise area this weekend.

Regional sales rep Brad Stuckey is in the Treasure Valley to pour samples and talk about beer. Ballast Point Brewing is best known for helping to popularize IPAs with added citrus. (Well, that and for the brewery being purchased for $1 billion in 2015.)

Here’s where to grab a brew:

▪ 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 18 — Free beer tasting at Meridian’s Boise Co-op, 2350 N. Eagle Road. Beers will include Sculpin IPA in regular, pineapple, grapefruit and habanero variations, Watermelon Dorado Double IPA, Big Eye IPA, Victory at Sea porter and Tart Peach Kolsch.

▪ 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 19 — Growler station takeover at Albertsons, 16th and State streets, Boise. A list of specific beers was unavailable.

▪ Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20 — Save money at Fast Eddy’s, 750 N. Ten Mile Road, Meridian, with two growler fills of Ballast Point beer for $20. A list of specific beers was unavailable.

Ballast Point concocts creative, high-quality brews. I have yet to try the Pineapple Sculpin, but there’s a bottle waiting for me in my fridge, thanks to my brother-in-law. I have just one request for Ballast Point. Please get six-packs of Victory at Sea back into the Boise market. And can that stuff!

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