One of the most historic breweries in America, Ballantine Brewing Company was founded in 1840 in Newark, New Jersey.
For well over a century, Ballantine has been known for its iconic logo of three interlocking Borromean rings, signifying Purity, Body, and Flavor. According to legend, Peter Ballantine was inspired to use the symbol when he noticed the overlapping condensation rings left by beer glasses on a table.
For much of the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, Ballantine was a primary sponsor of the New York Yankees, with team announcers designating Yankee home runs as “Ballantine Blasts.” In more recent years, Ballantine has been mentioned by hip-hop artists including the Beastie Boys and GZA.
In 2014, Pabst relaunched the 136-year old Ballantine India Pale Ale. First brewed in America in 1878, Ballantine IPA was a beer for connoisseurs. It has been credited as an inspirational influence for the present day American craft beer revolution. Handcrafted by Pabst’s master brewers, this delightfully hoppy brew resurrects its deep heritage and storied past to embody an IPA worthy of the original Ballantine name.
Ballantine XXX Ale also still proudly displays its three interlocking rings and can be found throughout the Northeast.