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Volume 26 No. 174
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Ballast Point Brewing Team Up With Padres For Charitable Effort

Swingin’ Friar Ale made its debut on Opening Day '19 to commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary season
Photo: Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Swingin’ Friar Ale made its debut on Opening Day '19 to commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary season
Photo: Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Swingin’ Friar Ale made its debut on Opening Day '19 to commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary season
Photo: Ballast Point Brewing Co.

Ballast Point Brewing and The Padres Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding San Diego for each case of Swingin’ Friar Ale that is sold from March through June 30. Swingin’ Friar Ale, the official craft beer of the Padres, made its debut on Opening Day '19 to commemorate the team’s 50th anniversary season. The beer is named for the Padres’ iconic Friar mascot and is available only in San Diego. Petco Park boasts two Ballast Point-branded destinations: The Craft Pier and The Draft. The beer maker was acquired in December by Chicago-area craft brewery Kings & Convicts, but the Feeding San Diego effort shows the brand’s continued commitment to its hometown city. “San Diego is the birthplace of Ballast Point and those roots are steeped in over 24 years of hometown history,” Ballast Point CEO Brendan Watters said in an email. “When the pandemic hit, Feeding San Diego responded quickly to the growing demand for hunger relief. We want to do what we can to support, and the Padres continue to be a great partner for Ballast Point and for the city of San Diego. It made sense to join forces.”