Ballast Point Brewing Brings the Heat with Limited Release of Habanero Sculpin IPA®

Don’t Call it a Comeback

Ballast Point is pleased to announce beginning today, fan-favorite Habanero Sculpin IPA is returning on draft and 16-ounce cans in limited quantities. The winning beer of Ballast Point’s Bring it Back Bracket social media contest in 2020, Habanero Sculpin is now available on draft for purchase exclusively in all Southern California tasting rooms and online (CA shipping only) in 6-packs of 16-ounce cans. Brewed with one of the hottest chili pepper varieties available, Habanero Sculpin brings a spicy, hot finish to the gold-medal winning original.

It all started with 16 beloved Ballast Point beers no longer in production. When the purchase of Ballast Point by independent craft brewery Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. officially closed on March 2, 2020, the number one response on social media came from fans asking to bring back their favorite Ballast Point beers. With new owners and no basketball team to cheer on, Ballast Point kicked off the Bring it Back Bracket contest soon after. The playing field was narrowed down from 16 to 1 and 20,847 votes later, Habanero Sculpin took the prize, taking the honors of Best of Ballast Point’s Bring it Back Bracket and the opportunity to be brewed and released on a limited basis.

  • Habanero Sculpin IPA: American IPA – 7.0% ABV, 70 IBUs
  • Tasting notes: Hints of apricot, grapefruit, and tropical fruit with the citrusy, floral heat of habaneros
  • Release date: March 31, 2021 in limited release
  • Availability: On-draft in pints, crowlers, and growlers and retail 6-packs at Ballast Point’s Long Beach, Anaheim, and San Diego brewpubs, Home Brew Mart, and online retail for shipment in California, while supplies last
  • Packaging: 6-packs of 16-ounce cans

To learn more about Ballast Point and the limited release of Habanero Sculpin IPA, visit the website.