Ballast Point Launches Spin-Off Label for Home Brew Mart

Home Brew Mart The Home Work Series Batch 1Courtesy of, we learn of a new ‘spin-off’ brand from Ballast Point Brewing called The Homework Series, paying homage to legendary Home Brew Mart. Here are some excerpts from the story, with a link to the rest below. Cheers!

Dubbed The Homework Series, the beers will be developed by brewers operating the aforementioned pilot system. The first batch of those brews is an India Red Ale—a hoppy 7% ABV beer given additional character and nice balance by substantial caramel malts—which Chandler pulled from his personal homebrew archives. He first brewed the beer as a homebrew at his house and then at Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s La Jolla brewpub so that he could serve it at his wedding held at Karl’s Sorrento Mesa location. Back then, it was known affectionately known as “Ball and Chain Ale.”

Batch #1 of The Homework Series was brewed on February 7 and is expected to hit shelves next month. Though Whole Foods was a key instigator, helping to get the series off the ground and launched in a timely manner, the beer will not exclusively be available at its locations, and will definitely be available at Home Brew Mart as well as Ballast Point’s primary brewing facility’s tasting room (10051 Old Grove Road, Scripps Ranch).

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