Brand Ambassador Chris Marin spoke to us about what to expect from San Diego brewery, Ballast Point which is bringing its new Indra Kunindra as a Taste it First selection for this year’s festival.
What can we expect from Ballast Point at BrewMasters this year?
A wide range of solid brews including Indra Kunindra – an Export Stout featuring Curry, Cumin, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Toasted Coconut and Cayenne Pepper. Also, equally important, you should expect to have a blast with us! So come by and say hello!
What do you think of recent legislative changes?
I think it’s a glimpse of the future of craft brew in Texas. These killer Texas breweries will be able to create more growth, spurring more education and love for craft beer. A lot of passionate people have put a great deal of time and effort into creating these changes, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg in the world of growing craft beer in Texas.
What should your fans know about Ballast Point?
There is too much to list. I would say that behind our beer we have an amazing crew of people. We’re kind of a Motley Crue of individuals that are passionate, and very fun! Please do come by and ask me a million questions, because I love sharing our story!
What’s your favorite craft beer when not drinking your own?
Tough question. I’m a big 6-pack, seasonable beer guy. After all these years, it would still probably be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, if Summerfest is out of season. Actually anything Sierra Nevada makes.
What do you love most about working at the brewery?
I love the ultra-hard working environment in an ultimately laid back atmosphere, the passion of the works, the excitement of people visiting your brewery and sharing our beer with them, and of course, the smell of the boil, and when we brew Victory at Sea. Also, the smell of the Caffe Calabria coffee cold brewing when you open the cold room door! Wow, I guess I love it all!
Chris and a bunch of other incredible brew brains are gathering Labor Day weekend at Moody Gardens in Galveston for the 4th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. We hope to see you there. Cheers.