A coffee ale with a touch of cream. Calm Before the Storm came from a quest for a warm weather alternative to the Victory at Sea Imperial Porter. Like its more robust cousin, Ballast Point infuses a punch of flavor using cold brewed Caffé Calabria coffee and a hint of vanilla. But this time, they added it to a lighter-bodied golden cream ale. The end result is a surprisingly bright, coffee-forward beer that’s perfectly refreshing.