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San Diego's Ballast Point Invading Long Beach's Booming Craft Beer Scene

The ultra-popular San Diego brewery is ready to unveil a taproom, restaurant, and brewhouse at the marina

Ballast Point will land at the marina in Long Beach
Ballast Point will land at the marina in Long Beach
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Big news for beer-booming Long Beach, as Ballast Point becomes the latest in a slew of huge names to set up shop with a brewery, taproom, and restaurant.

The news was first announced online by Ballast Point and reported by the LA Times that San Diego-based Ballast Point, known primarily for their range of IPAs including the popular Sculpin, would be dropping into Long Beach’s marina with a brand new outlet. The company has been expanding like crazy in recent years (and even more so now following their billion-dollar purchase by Constellation), bringing the total number of taprooms and other outlets up to nearly half a dozen already.

The upcoming facility will take over the former Khoury’s Restaurant at the marina, which spans nearly 12,000 square feet. That leaves room not only for an on-site small batch brewing system, but a full restaurant and taproom to boot.

Apparently staffing is already underway at the Long Beach outpost, which means an opening is coming very soon — either late spring or early summer. By the end of 2016, drinkers will not only be able to enjoy as much Sculpin as they’d like, but also down pints of Smog City and brews from Koreatown’s Beer Belly. That’s to say nothing of the already up and running Brouwerij West in nearby San Pedro, too.

Ballast Point Long Beach
110 Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA