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Aug 4, 2020

The leaders of Ballast Point Brewing discuss their journey from running small upstart craft brewery Kings & Convicts, to making one of the biggest acquisitions of 2019.

CEO Brendan Watters and COO Chris Bradley shared the challenges they faced as they were handed the keys to Ballast Point from Constellation Brands just two days before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down on-premise establishments nationwide, including Ballast Point’s six retail locations across California and Illinois.

The conversation covers operating in an unstable business climate, maintaining the culture of one of San Diego’s largest and most established craft breweries and leading a workforce of more than 500.