With colder months on the horizon, Ballast Point has launched its flagship Victory at Sea Imperial Porter in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans.
First brewed in 2007 as a draft selection, Victory at Sea made such a splash that Ballast Point began bottling it seasonally in 2009. The release of this for the first time in cans marks the brewery’s shift in packaging from glass bottles, to 12-oz. and 16-oz. aluminum cans exclusively for its entire portfolio by 2022.
Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is 10% ABV with 60 IBUs. This imperial porter is infused with whole vanilla beans and San Diego’s own Caffe Calabria coffee beans. The roasted notes and minimal acidity of the cold-brewed coffee balances with the sweet caramel undertones of the malt, the company says
Victory at Sea pairs well with richly layered dishes like breakfast mole chilaquiles, pulled pork sandwiches, smoky brisket and German chocolate cake.
As has been tradition for the past seven years, Ballast Point will once again “make a date with darkness” for its flagship Imperial Porter. This one-day celebration of dark beers on the Sunday before Christmas features riffs on the original, with guests encouraged to embrace the dark side in pirate patch cosplay in all Ballast Point tasting rooms.
Earlier this year, Ballast Point gave the postponed 2020 “darkest day of the year” a slight makeover. Instead of one day, Ballast Point extended the celebration of dark beers over an entire week in February. The extended “Victory at Sea Days” format will continue in late 2021. It will feature the seasonal original porter along with variations, as voted on by the employees, at all Ballast Point Southern California tasting rooms, Dec. 17-19.
The new Victory at Sea 16 oz. can art was designed by Ballast Point resident artist, Paul Elder, and features the brewery’s signature skeleton navigating through a blown-out choppy sea.
Victory at Sea 4-packs are also available to purchase online through December 2021 for delivery throughout California.