Firestone Walker Unveils Next Luponic Distortion IPA

The next release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion IPA series harnesses six hops from three continents to deliver explosive fruit flavors of peach, pear drop and dragonfruit. “We combined some our favorite new hops from New Zealand, Germany and the Pacific Northwest to create this really unique flavor profile,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “It’s all […]


Modern Times: IT’S SALE TIME, FRIENDS! Some seriously stellar new beverages are available right this second in our latest online special release sale. We have some incredibly bomb new IPAs (including the return of an oft-requested favorite), a massively crushable hard seltzer, a foeder-aged miracle of funk, a mind-bendingly crispy pils, and two delicious and […]

The Padres & Ballast Point Donate To Feeding San Diego

Ballast Point Brewing Company and The Padres Foundation are teaming together to benefit Feeding San Diego’s COVID-19 relief efforts through sales of the official craft beer of the San Diego Padres, Ballast Point’s Swingin’ Friar Ale. For each case sold from March (when California’s mandatory quarantine began) through June 30th, Ballast Point and The Padres Foundation will donate […]

Ferment Brewing Co. Announces Washington Distribution

Ferment Brewing Co., an award-winning independent craft brewery based in Hood River, has expanded its distribution to Washington State. Ferment Brewing has partnered with Orcas Distributing, a family-owned and operated wholesale beverage distribution company, for coverage throughout the state. Orcas Distributing currently services all metropolitan areas of Seattle, including the East Side and surrounding regions […]

UK Ministry of Justice introduces sobriety ankle tags for serious alcohol offenders

This week the Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom announced new legislation beginning 19 May 2020 under which offenders who commit alcohol-fuelled crime now may be banned from drinking and made to wear ‘sobriety tags’: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/sobriety-tags-come-into-force. Alcohol misuse can affect all regions of society and is found to be a contributing factor to various crimes including serious assaults, drink […]