San Diego-based Ballast Point has introduced its new Moscow Mule Ale nationwide – the brewery’s first nationally distributed cocktail-inspired beer.
Moscow Mule Ale was born from Ballast Point’s R&D program and became a fan favorite at the brewery’s tasting rooms, the company says. The 10%-ABV ale is a tart beer version of the classic cocktail. With lime zest and ginger over a kettle-soured base beer, Moscow Mule Ale has tangy and effervescent flavors, finishing with a hint of spice from the ginger.
The scaled-up beer is now brewed out of Ballast Point’s newest facility, called the Trade Street brewery, which opened late last year and specializes in sour and barrel-aged beers. The new facility has already produced beers such as the Sour Wench Blackberry Ale.
Moscow Mule Ale is a spring/summer limited release under Ballast Point’s Explorer series and is now rolling out nationwide in both draft and 12-oz. bottles through July.