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Craft Beer

Thirst-Quenching: The official craft beer of the San Diego Padres

Swingin’ Friar Ale

Swingin’ Friar Ale from Ballas Point Brewing.

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Beer: Swingin’ Friar Ale, “the official craft beer of the San Diego Padres,” has aromas of peach, berry, pine, grapefruit and other citrus fruits, biscuity malts and a crisp finish.

From: Ballast Point Brewing, San Diego.

Why: As if All-Star infielder Manny Machado’s Padres debut weren’t enough, here’s another reason to welcome the Friars’ 50th season, which kicked off on March 28.

Geeking out: 5.5% alcohol by volume; 40 International Bittering Units; Simcoe hops.

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Seeking out: Swingin’ Friar is found at Petco Park, on draft at local restaurants and taverns, and in six-packs at retailers.

Freaking out?: Relax. The other Padres-themed beer, AleSmith’s .394 Pale Ale, is still sold at Petco Park and around town. 

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