Ritual Cask Thursday: Dorado Limited Release from Ballast Point

This week we have news from two great markets - the North Park Farmers Market and Seattle's Public Market Center.

Spring brought Escondido's JR Organics farm the season's first cucumbers and zucchinis to harvest and market. Organic cucumbers will make their way into chilled cucumber and dill soup. Breaded organic zucchini fries will liven up our pulled pork sandwiches.

Staci and Mike have just returned from the Seattle Beer Week. While in Seattle's Public Market Center, they visited the Pike Brewing Co., a family owned brewery and restaurant. Pike's key role in developing the brewery culture and community reminded us of similar developments in San Diego.

Ballast Point Brewery has had a similar impact on San Diego beer culture, in that they are one of the oldest small breweries in town with a specific focus on quality and remarkably tasty beers. So after spending a couple afternoons at Pike tasting their ales, it's great to be coming home to a cask of San Diego's own Dorado.

Dorado is a limited release Double IPA from Ballast's Robust Series that undergoes multiple hopping during its creation. Our cask is finished in the firkin with Chinook hops.

So stop in for a pint of Dorado from a local brewing legend. While your at it have some fresh oyster's too!