Made in San Diego


San Diego is our home - the community that supported a home brewer’s humble dream to build Ballast Point back in 1996. So, we offer a beer unique to San Diego: a golden ale that features a toasted bread aroma and flavor from Munich malt and a soft bitterness from Cascade and Mosaic hops, of course.

To help show our hometown pride, we will be donating a portion of the proceeds from "Made in San Diego" to San Diego Regional EDC to support local entrepreneurs that have the same dream of growing a business right here in this life-changing community.

This is our tribute to you, San Diego. Stop by and try "Made in San Diego" Golden Ale at any of our San Diego locations or around San Diego.





An easy-drinking, gluten-reduced* (<10 PPM) and low calorie Kölsch with toasted bread aroma and flavor from Munich malt, along with a soft bitterness and crisp finish from Cascade and Mosaic hops. (4.2% ABV)

  • 106 calories per 12 fl. oz.
  • 3 carbs per 12 fl. oz.

*Fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten.



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  • Only available in San Diego County
  • Available year-round
  • 6-pack cans 
  • On draft in our Tasting Rooms & around San Diego


A portion of the proceeds will go toward the EDC Foundation Entrepreneurship Fund to provide aspiring San Diego entrepreneurs with needed resources to launch their small businesses. It's our way of saying thanks to our hometown and community. 


About San Diego Regional EDC:

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation's (EDC for short) mission is to maximize the region’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness. As an independently funded nonprofit organization, EDC promotes the region, facilitates corporate expansion across diverse industry sectors and supports the talent pool that drives their success.

 Just like this special 'Made in SD' beer, San Diego: Life. Changing. was created by San Diego, for San Diego, to tell the story of a region we’re all proud to call home.

We support San Diego Regional EDC because we share the same passion for San Diego and are both deeply committed to the region’s success.

  • Ballast Point is woven into the fabric of the San Diego craft beer scene – in fact, many former Ballast Point brewers have gone on to launch their own breweries here. Ballast Point’s presence in the region impacts roughly 1,074 jobs.

  • Ballast Point has a $234 million economic impact on San Diego’s economy annually.

  • We're proud to employ 375 employees in San Diego and continue to invest financially in the San Diego region.

  • We operate breweries in 3 San Diego neighborhoods: MiramarLittle Italy, and Linda Vista