Ballast Level Brewing Co. Expands California Operations with 12,000 sf Brewpub in San Francisco’s Mission Bay District | Information

SAN DIEGO, March 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Kings & Convicts Brewing Co., the San DiegoThe headquartered Ballast Point owner announced today that he is promoting a retail expansion for the 25-year-old craft brewery Northern California. Plans to open a brewery in San Francisco were originally announced in 2018 but later stopped in 2019 by former owner Constellation Brands prior to the sale of Ballast Point to Kings & Convicts. Ballast Point San Francisco is expected to open later this year and will be one of the five at the craft brewery Southern California Locations in San Diego, Anaheim, and Long beach.

Kings & Convicts also announced that it will permanently close the Chicago Ballast Point kitchen and taproom in the Westschleife after careful consideration. The Illinois-born Kings & Convicts remains committed to the greater Chicagoland area, focusing on projects that are better aligned with the future of both independent breweries. This includes an ongoing focus on Ballast Point’s impressive roots in San Diego and future growth in his home state.

“We love Chicago and will continue to invest in the area with Kings & Convicts, but have determined that it is in Ballast Point’s best interests and its long-term success to focus on our roots in the area San Diego and California as a whole, “said Brendan Watters, CEO of Ballast Point and Kings & Convicts. “The opportunity to highlight our products in a tasting room across from a world class entertainment facility and as part of an incredible development in San Francisco fits well with our vision for Ballast Point. “

Ballast Point plans to complete the construction of a taproom and kitchen covering approximately SF 12,000, of which SF 1,500 is an outdoor terrace San Francisco Mission Bay District. The emerging neighborhood is a dynamic mix of residential and commercial retail outlets within walking distance of Muni’s 280 Freeway and T-Line, as well as adjacent residential areas such as Potrero Hill, Mission District and Dogpatch. The new brewery is just a few minutes ‘walk from the SF Giants’ AT&T Park and the new one Chase Arena, Home of the Golden State Warriors.

Ballast Point San Francisco will be equipped with a 3-barrel research and development brewhouse with four 3-barrel fermenters and two 3-barrel Brite tanks enclosed in glass for the public to see. The taproom offers Ballast Point beers on tap and R&D publications exclusively for the San Francisco Market, plus a full menu and wine list, growler and crowler fillings, and a retail area for goods and packaged beers to take away.

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About Ballast Point Brewing Co.

What started in 1996 as a small group of home brewers who just wanted to make great beer grew into a team of adventurers now known as Ballast Point. A groundbreaking brewery that was born within the sacred, bouncing walls of 25 years ago San Diego Home Brew Mart, the complete art of the craft, floats in Ballast Point’s DNA and provides information about what’s in and on the can. On March 2, 2020Ballast Point officially returned to its iconic independent roots under the new owner of San DiegoKings & Convicts Brewing Co. is headquartered and continues to be an internationally recognized industry leader with five companies Taproom locations in the California. Ballast Point is known for adding a hoppy note to a porter or adding four types of malt to their amber beer and creating the groundbreaking Sculpin IPA with the gold medal. Ballast Point brews over 50 beers with an emphasis on research and development and innovation and is distributed in select markets in the US and internationally. For more information, visit and continue to follow our journey Instagram and Facebook.

About Kings & Convicts Brewing Co.

Kings & Convicts is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego and Highwood, IL, on the north coast of Chicago. Kings & Convicts was conceived by an Englishman and an Australian and began brewing for the public in 2017. It is based on the freedom of anti-authority and the spirit of community. They brew real ales and lagers inspired by the stories of convicts, kings, and the undercurrent of American gangsters. Every beer tells a story. Kings & Convicts beer is available on draft and in cans in the taproom, as well as in bars and restaurants across Chicagoland and the south Wisconsin. For more information, see Instagram and Facebook and visit

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