What Even Is A Shandy?

At the beginning of 2021, our brewers at Coronado Brewing decided to spice things up for the new year. After finding the perfect combination of ripe citrus and wheat ale, they were able to brew an incredibly refreshing shandy with a West Coast twist. Orange Avenue Shandy is a refreshing wheat ale brewed with juicy citrus to keep your tastebuds happy. Since the release of this hybrid style ale, we’re often met with the question

What is a Shandy???

History of the Shandy

The term “shandygaff” was first introduced in 19th century New England. Shortened to ‘shandy,” the term was used to describe a blend of beer with any kind of non-alcoholic drink. The English typically crafted their shandy’s using ginger beer; however, any citrus-flavored beverage usually did the trick. Charles Dickens once wrote about shandies, exclaiming they were “the perfect alliance between beer and pop.” As shandies became more popular in English culture, the ale spread rapidly throughout Europe.

Though shandies were originally created as beer mixed with ginger-ale or ginger-beer, other European cultures used various citrus beverages to make them their own. For example, Germany’s shandy is typically made with lemon and is known as a “Radler.” Radlers adapted from the name Radlermass, or “cyclist litre.” Radlers were first made by Franz Kugler when he accidentally ran out of beer and had to mix it with lemon soda to keep the sales going. As lemon was introduced to the world of shandies, other flavors like grapefruit and orange came into play.

Narragansett Beer, Karbach Brewing Company, and Leinenkugel’s are three popular companies that craft shandies and radlers.

Orange Avenue Shandy

Why did we decide to make our own Shandy? For the last 25 years, CBC fans may have seen us crafting beers using citrus flavors before, ie. one of CBC’s most popular beers of all time, Orange Ave Wit. While they share a similar name, customers can think of Orange Ave Shandy as the “younger cousin” of Orange Ave Wit. Sure, OAW may have taught OA Shandy a thing or two, but Shandy brings a totally new set of flavors to the game, bursting with orange juiciness. “Orange Avenue Shandy isn’t like your traditional shandy, it’s brewed with orange and honey to give it a lighter, crisp taste,” says Bart Gumpert, CBC innovation brewer. He continued on by saying “Orange Avenue Shandy was brewed for our customers to enjoy a new style of beer, especially something that’s refreshing and easy to sip on.” Most shandies are best on hot days during the summer season; however; our shandy is crafted for year-round enjoyment. Don’t let another hot summer day ruin your vibe, stay refreshed and try an Orange Avenue Shandy today.

Coronado Brewing’s List of Date Night Ideas

After mask mandates were lifted in June, life seems to be slowly going back to “normal.” With that being said, now’s the perfect time to plan a date night with your significant other! Unsure of what to do besides watch Netflix and order takeout? Coronado Brewing Company has a growing list of the perfect activities to do in San Diego on a date night. Here are four different ways you can celebrate a night out with your second half. 

Kate O. Sessions Park Picnic 

Kate O Sessions, an iconic spot for a picnic with a view. This location is perfect for a picnic date with your closest friends or your lover. Kate O. Sessions not only offers beautiful views, but plenty of space for visitors to stay six feet apart from one another. We suggest packing up a sweet picnic filled with your favorite foods, paired with our Coronado Brewing Company Seltzers. You’ll also want to pack a blanket or chairs so you can sit comfortably at the park. Though it can get busy, the best time to go is around sunset. 

Price: $

Address: 5115 Soledad Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

Fireworks at SeaWorld/Bonfire on Fiesta Island 

Did you know that SeaWorld of San Diego sets off fireworks nearly every night? Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show for free, put on by San Diego SeaWorld at Mission Bay. The fireworks show is on a schedule, so we’ve included a link below for you to check out. We suggest watching the fireworks on Fiesta Island; however, any spot around Mission Bay near SeaWorld works as well. Pack up some chairs, blankets, snacks and your favorite CBC beverage and enjoy the show! Most Mission Bay locations provide fire pits for bonfire access.  You can bring fire supplies and snacks to enjoy a bonfire during the fireworks show! 

Link to Schedule: https://seaworld.com/san-diego/events/firework-shows/

Price: $ (show is free)

Address: 500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109

Delicious Dinner Date at CBC

Tacos, Burgers, Ahi Poke, Soft Pretzels, Nachos… these are only a few out of many delicious options at CBC. Eating out at Coronado Brewing Company is the best way to celebrate date night. All three of our locations are open and we’re eager to host thirsty guests. Coronado Brewing Company is a prime spot for delicious food, refreshing drinks, good vibes and more. Pick a date, make a reservation and we will give you a romantic night that you won’t forget. There are three different locations to choose from, check out the addresses below. 

Price: $$

Imperial Beach Restaurant: 875 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Coronado Pub: 170 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

SD Tasting Room & Kitchen: 1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Padres Game/Beerfest  

Whether or not you’re a baseball fan, you can always have a great time when you attend a game at Petco Park! You can purchase some of our best-selling beverages like Weekend Vibes and Salty Crew when you watch a San Diego Padres game. Check online at https://www.mlb.com/padres/schedule to find the best game for your next date night. For extra fun, purchase tickets on the same day as “Beerfest,” an event where you can enjoy $5 drinks, live music and more. CBC has a booth of our own at Beerfest, and we’d love to see you there. Beerfest entry is included with your Padres game ticket. The event starts at 5pm and ends when the last drink is poured! See the Beerfest dates below.

  • Friday, July 30 vs Colorado Rockies –Tickets
  • Friday, August 6 vs Arizona D-backs – Tickets
  • Friday, September 3 vs Houston Astros – Tickets

Price: $$$

Address: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Please drink responsibly. Plan an alternate ride home if consuming alcohol. 

Father’s Day Recipe: Salted Soft Pretzels & Weekend Vibes IPA Cheese Dip

Spending Father’s Day at home this year? If so, Coronado Brewing Company has a great recipe for you to make at home with Dad. Boost your weekend vibes by making our special IPA cheese dip. We recommend using Weekend Vibes IPA; however, our Never Better Double IPA is another great option as well. Follow the instructions below to enjoy fluffy, salted pretzels and the flavorful Weekend Vibes cheese dip. CBC wishes you an amazing Father’s Day weekend!

Ingredients: Salted Soft Pretzels

  • 1 ½ cups of Warm Water 
  • 1 Packet or 2 ¼ Teaspoons of Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 4 Cups Flour 
  • 3 Eggs Beaten 
  • 8 Cups of Room Temperature Water
  • ½ Cup Heaping Baking Soda 
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Optional: You can also save time by purchasing pre-made soft pretzels from your local grocery store.

Ingredients: Weekend Vibes IPA Cheese Dip

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • ¾ Cup of Weekend Vibes IPA or Never Better Double IPA 
  • 1 Teaspoon Deli Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce 
  • 12 Ounces of Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • Optional: Dash of Hot Sauce 

Instructions

Soft Pretzels 

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, then boil 8 cups of water with ½ cup of baking soda. Let the water boil as you continue the next steps.
  • Beat 3 eggs, put into a large bowl, set to the side. 
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast into warm water, then stir for one minute. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar, mix all together. 
  • To the yeast bowl, add four cups of flour, one cup at a time while mixing. Continue mixing until the dough is no longer sticky. 
  • Place dough on a floured surface, and knead it for 2-3 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball, then cut out 18 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece of dough into a rope, and curl the rope into whatever desired shape. 
  • Dunk each folded pretzel into the baking soda water twice for 30 seconds each time. 
  • After the baking soda bath, dunk each pretzel into the beaten egg bowl, then place on a parchment lined/greased baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle coarse sea salt on each pretzel, bake for 10-12 minutes.

Weekend Vibes IPA Cheese Dip 

  • In a saucepan on medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Once butter is melted, add the three tablespoons of flour and stir until fully combined. 
  • Slowly whisk in ¾ cup of Weekend Vibes IPA or Never Better Double IPA, as well as ½ a cup of milk. 
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, then add 1 teaspoon deli mustard, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, and your desired amount of hot sauce. 
  • Allow mixture to simmer for about 3-5 minutes. The mixture will look bubbly, so keep stirring.
  • Once mixture appears thicker, add the 12 ounces of cheese one handful at a time. Allow the cheese to melt before adding the next handful.
  • Mix until all ingredients are fully combined. Pour immediately into serving bowl of choice. Best served hot, stir every few minutes.
  • Enjoy your delicious, homemade pretzels and beer cheese dip! 

Hot On the Heels of Win at Nations Most Prestigious Beer Competition, Coronado Brewing Company and Salty Crew Partner For Long Term Deal

SAN DIEGO – October 22, 2020Coronado Brewing Company has announced the signing of a multi-year deal with lifestyle brand Salty Crew. The partnership unites two iconic San Diego brands, whose roots both aim to connect with the water; Coronado Brewing’s “Stay Coastal” ethos aligns with Salty Crew’s mission to bring people who love the water back to their core: the ocean. The two companies began with a small collaboration brew back in May of 2019 for the premiere of Salty Crew’s movie, “Sink or Swim.” It was then, the two companies realized the potential for something much larger and thus, Salty Crew Blonde Ale was born. The beer, now in 12 oz can 6-packs, has since gained national attention after winning a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Golden or Blonde Ale category.

Salty Crew Blonde Ale is an easy-drinking boat beer perfect for days spent on the water. It is brewed with a blend of two-row, wheat and pilsner malt balanced by German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops for a touch of pleasant bitterness. Perfectly balanced and light-bodied, this dry and refreshing beer is a sessionable 4.5% ABV for maximum enjoyment.

Since its soft launch in 2019, Salty Crew Blond has quickly become one of Coronado’s top-performing brands. “When we first partnered with Salty Crew last year, we thought it would be cool to do something fun together as we were both big fans of each other’s brands. We quickly realized that we had a hit on our hands. We developed a true friendship from working together and I think that will create a dynamic partnership for years to come,” says Clinton Smith, CCO at Coronado Brewing Company. “Salty Crew Blonde had a massive launch in early 2020 before the pandemic, and despite the challenges, the beer has resonated at retail and with our fans. We are very happy with this addition to our portfolio of beers.”

“We are stoked to be partnering up for the long-haul with our friends at Coronado,” says Jared Lane, Co-Founder, Salty Crew. “It was important for us to work with a brewery that understands our vision and aligns with our brand. Coronado gets that we’re more than just fishing or surfing—we’re about getting back to enjoying the water, in all its forms.”

The partnership also welcomes local commercial fisherman, surfer, and all-around waterman, Lucas Dirkse, to the team as Coronado’s first brand ambassador. “When you sit down at a restaurant in San Diego, chances are you’ll find something on the menu that Coronado brewed locally and that a fisherman like myself caught locally,” says Dirkse. “We’re both San Diego natives providing our city with the fresh, sustainable products that make SD beer and seafood some of the best in the world.”

Salty Crew Blonde will be available at Coronado’s three locations as well as select markets in their distribution network.

Salty Crew Assets

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Salty Crew Blonde Specs

Label Copy:      What is a boat beer? It’s a canned beer that’s crisp, versatile and refreshing. It’s the

perfect blank slate. Throw a lime in it, make it bloody or spice the rim for a classic twist. It’s a beer that goes where no glass can. Whether you’re on or off the boat, this beer will take you back to days spent finding refuge in the sea.

ABV:                4.5%

Package:          Draft, 12oz can six-packs

Availability:       Beer Finder

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About Coronado Brewing Company

In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to its San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in 14 US states and 12 countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility in 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards—World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-Size Brewing Company.

About Salty Crew

For the hard workers. The searchers. The risk taking, mistake making, watermen with nothing to prove. For the seafaring, the wax sharing, the grommets, young and old. For the tried and true, who’ve paid their dues. For those who Find Refuge in the Sea.

Links:

Website: https://www.coronadobrewing.com / https://www.salty-crew.com

Facebook: Coronado / Salty Crew

Instagram: @coronadobrewing / @salty_crew

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing / @saltycrewco

#mermaidsighting  

#staycoastal

#thrillseekers

#risktakers

As members of the Craft Brewing Industry, it is our duty to create a culture that nurtures new ideas, inclusiveness, and diversity. As a small and independent business, we have a responsibility to our community. We must acknowledge that the faces in our industry do not always reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve, and WE WILL DO BETTER.

We understand that in order to create change, we must be a part of the solution. We cannot be bystanders in the fight for social justice. To the black community – we see you, we hear you and we are listening. Coronado Brewing Company is committed to supporting the black community and taking positive steps to building an ethnic mosaic that is all-inclusive. Our first action will be to donate 100% of the proceeds from our upcoming beer release “Untitled” to the nonprofit organizations, Know Your Rights Camp @yourrightscamp (https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/) and The Sentencing Project @endlifeimprisonment (https://www.sentencingproject.org/).

Our second action will be to address diversity and inclusiveness within our company and leadership teams. This work will be led by Eddie Buchannon, our Vice President of Business Development, and will explore ways we can further diversify our company and continue to build stronger relationships with communities of color.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive company. We are committed to finding more ways to help humanity, better ways to serve our communities, and be a more pronounced voice in the conversation about the social injustice communities of color face. Together we can make a difference.

The beer “Untitled” is an 8.1% Double Dry Hopped DIPA using Mosaic, Vic Secret, and Citra hops and will be available Wednesday, June 24 at all three Coronado locations ONLY.

CORONADO BREWING RELEASES FAN-FAVORITE PEACH CRUISER IPA IN 16OZ CANS

Coming off the success of last year’s Knoxville Series, Coronado Brewing Company is re-releasing Peach Cruiser IPA just in time for summer. Coronado’s Knoxville Seasonal Series debuted back in 2018 and features three special-release beers distributed throughout Coronado’s distribution network. The seasonal program offers beer drinkers fun, interesting beers available to buy on store shelves, while supplies last. Peach Cruiser IPA is the second installment in the series and will be followed by Early Bird, currently scheduled as the third release later this year.

Peach Cruiser is a San Diego-style IPA brewed with summer in mind. The beer is brewed using a blend of Mosaic, Citra, and Azacca hops, with fresh peach, apricot, and lactose added to complement the tropical citrus hoppiness. “When I think of summer, I think of tropical fruit and the beach,” says Mark Thiesen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “The blend of hops we used brings out all the bright, tropical fruit characteristics you look for in a summer beer, and the fresh peach puree complements and enhances those flavors nicely. The end result is an incredibly easy-drinking and refreshing IPA that’s perfect for outdoor activities.”

Peach Cruiser IPA will debut at all Coronado locations on May 15th in 16oz., four-pack cans. The beer will hit broader retail availability at the end of May and will be available to buy on store shelves throughout the company’s distribution network. For more information about Peach Cruiser IPA, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Peach Cruiser IPA:
Style: San Diego-Style IPA
ABV: 6.8%
Package: 16oz four-pack, draft
Release: May 2020
Availability: Coronado’s distribution network
Sales Sheet: http://bit.ly/peachcruiser

Label Copy:
This classic San Diego-style IPA is loaded with Mosaic, Citra, and Azacca hops, giving the beer ripe, stone fruit flavors. We upped the ante with a big dose of fresh peach and apricot puree and a splash of lactose to round everything out. The result is a super crushable IPA perfect for cruising into summer and beyond.

About Coronado Brewing Company
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to their San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in 14 US states and 12 countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility in 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards—World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-Size Brewing Company.

Links:
Website: http://www.coronadobrewing.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany
Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing
Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

Covid-19 Updates 3.16.20

Hi CBC Family,

Circumstances are rapidly evolving. The City of San Diego has issued orders for all restaurants to cease in-person dining, effective 3/17. We will remain open today (3/16) and will start offering to-go services only, tomorrow.

All three of our locations are currently equipped to offer food to-go and beer to-go (in cans, glass, crowlers, growlers). We are actively working on a curbside option—we will share news as we finalize plans. In the meantime, we have fully stocked kitchens and coolers. We are here to serve you and your to-go needs.

If you’re looking where to find our beer closer to home, please reference our Brew Finder. We have also seen that BevMo, Whole Foods, and Instacart are offering home deliveries, including alcohol (and CBC beer!).

We know these are challenging times. We hope to continue to serve the community in a responsible manner. We will continue to share more news as the situation evolves.

Thank you for your patience. Stay safe.

Sincerely,

CBC Team

Coronado Brewing Releases Tropical Darkroom Sour IPA

Coronado Brewing Company is proud to bring back its Art Series for 2020. The company first debuted its Art Series in 2018, and the series has since evolved to now feature fan-submitted art on each of its cans. Coronado will release three Art Series beers in 2020, kicking off the series with Tropical Darkroom IPA. The winning photo was submitted by San Diego-based photographer Derek Delacroix; Derek exclusively shoots palm trees in black and white, and for each print he sells, he donates 50% of proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation. His Instagram handle is @tropicaldarkroom, and that was the inspiration behind the beer’s name—Tropical Darkroom Sour

Tropical Darkroom is a kettle sour IPA brewed and dry-hopped with fruit-forward Sabro and Mosaic hops, for a bright, tropical hop profile. The brewers then added fresh kiwi puree to counterbalance the clean sour notes of the beer, for a refreshingly tart and bitter brew, with lingering kiwi sweetness. “We used a boatload of kiwi in the beer—almost 13 pounds per barrel,” says Mark Theisen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “The Mosaic and Sabro dry-hop combo gives the beer a really nice tropical, piña colada-like quality that goes really well with the kiwi. The beer finishes tart, but not super sour. We really wanted to find the perfect balance between a kettle sour and an IPA, and I think we achieved that with this beer.”

Tropical Darkroom IPA will debut at the company’s three locations on Friday, February 21, before being available for broader retail in March. Tropical Darkroom Sour IPA will be available on draft and in 16oz can 4-packs, while supplies last. Fans are encouraged to submit photos for future Art Series beers by following Coronado Brewing on Instagram and submitting photos using the hashtags #coronadoentry and #staycoastal. The company is currently searching for submissions for its second Art Series release, planned for June 2020. For more information about Tropical Darkroom Sour IPA, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Tropical Darkroom Sour IPA:

6.5% ABV

40 IBU

Available throughout Coronado’s distribution network on draft and in 16oz can 4-packs

Sales Sheet

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About Coronado Brewing Company

In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to its San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in 14 US states and 12 countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility in 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards—World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-Size Brewing Company, and more recently, a bronze medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival for its Weekend Vibes IPA (American IPA category, 362 entries) and silver medal for its Freebooter Barleywine (Barley Wine-Style Ale category).

Coronado Brewing Releases Shaka Berry Pastry Stout Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

SAN DIEGO – February 5, 2020Coronado Brewing Company is keeping things sweet, with a special release just in time for Valentine’s Day. Shaka Berry Pastry Stout is a limited release in the company’s new Stout Series, and the first time the company is releasing one of its high-octane stouts in a 16oz can format. “We wanted to have fun with a pastry stout that was big and decadent, but not barrel-aged,” says Mark Theisen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “We explored a lot of flavor profiles before landing where we did. The combo of chocolate and fruit work so well together and it really is the perfect beer to crack open for Valentine’s Day.”

Shaka Berry Pastry Stout starts off with a high gravity imperial stout recipe, brewed with a complex malt bill of roasted malts, chocolate malts, and three kinds of caramel malt. “This beer is so big, that in order to hit our ABV goals, we did a double mash for each batch,” says Theisen. “We were basically using double the grist and doing a really long boil to hit our 10.5% ABV.” In addition to the imperial stout base, the brewers added cocoa powder, vanilla beans, lactose, and a blend of blackberries and boysenberries. “This was a challenging beer because we wanted the chocolate and fruit to be in harmony and not compete with each other,” says Theisen. “I get a lot of cocoa up front, then the berries hit you with a slight tartness that cuts through the sweetness of the rich stout base. In the end, its super complex but drinkable, and we encourage fans to enjoy it now!”

Shaka Berry Pastry Stout is available Friday, February 7, at all three Coronado Brewing Company locations, followed by broader distribution throughout the company’s network, the following week. The beer will be available on draft and in 16oz can 4-packs, while supplies last. For more information about Shaka Berry Pastry Stout, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Shaka Berry Pastry Stout Label Copy:

Shaka Berry blends tart boysenberries and blackberries with rich cocoa and vanilla bean for waves of flavor in this decadent pastry stout. Hang loose and enjoy the ride!

10.5% ABV

Sales Sheet

Coronado Brewing and Pizza Port Brewing Release Two-Part Collab Series

#mermaidsighting  

#staycoastal

SAN DIEGO – January 10, 2020Coronado Brewing Company and Pizza Port Brewing Company are two of San Diego’s pioneering breweries, and over the years the two have forged a deep and lasting friendship. “I’ve known Gina, Vince, and the Pizza Port crew since back in the early days of the San Diego beer scene,” says Rick Chapman, Co-founder, Coronado Brewing Company.  “Recently we got to talking and we realized we’ve never brewed together. We laughed and immediately got to work on this collaboration. Both of our brands have a lot of similarities—we’re both laid back, love our coastal lifestyle, and don’t take ourselves too seriously. It seemed like a home run to partner up.”  Gina Marsaglia, Co-Founder, Pizza Port Brewing Co., says,“We are so fortunate to have known Rick and the Coronado crew over the years and when the mere mention of a collaboration opportunity came up we immediately started the creative process. Seeing it come to fruition has been the best way to celebrate the amazing relationship we have built throughout time. Cheers!”

The concept for the two-part collaboration series centered on the theme “beers between piers”—a fun play on words as the two breweries are both peers in the craft industry, and the physical breweries are located to the north and south between beach piers. From there, the concept evolved to have Coronado Brewing releasing the first beer in the series: South of the Pier IPA, and Pizza Port releasing the second installment of the series, North of the Pier IPA. “When we first met with the Pizza Port crew, we immediately knew we wanted to brew two different takes on IPAs. Both of our breweries are known for brewing IPAs, so we thought we’d have fun playing on the idea of North and South with the hop profiles,” says Mark Theisen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company.

Coronado’s take on the collab, South of the Pier IPA, is a classic west coast IPA brewed with Mosaic, Amarillo and southern hemisphere Waimea and Motueka hops. The beer is dry-hopped with two pounds of hops per barrel for a bright, tropical aroma with lingering sweet orange citrus notes. “What I really love about this IPA is the huge fruit-forward aroma and flavor with a crisp, dry finish,” says Theisen. “We kept the malt bill simple to really let the hops shine and keep in line with that classic west coast profile.” Pizza Port’s take on the west coast IPA will feature northern hemisphere hops to play off the North of the Pier name. “We wanted our version to showcase Pacific Northwest and newer European hops to have a slightly different take on what we brewed with Coronado’s version. It was fun to showcase the difference in northern and southern hop profiles with our two beers,” says Sean Farrell, Director of Brewery Operations, Pizza Port (and former head brewer for Coronado Brewing Company).

South of the Pier IPA debuts at Coronado’s three locations and select Pizza Port locations on Friday, January 17. The beer will be available in 16oz can 4-packs and on draft, throughout Coronado’s distribution network. Pizza Port’s version of the collab, North of the Pier IPA, will release in May 2020, available in 16oz six-packs at its pub locations and wherever Pizza Port beer is sold. For more information about South of the Pier IPA, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.


Beer Label Copy:

Coronado Brewing and Pizza Port go way back. This collaboration celebrates the decades of friendship spent paving the way for craft beer in San Diego. The first release, South of the Pier IPA, is Coronado’s take on a West Coast IPA; brewed with a hefty dose of Southern Hemisphere hops for a bright, tropical aroma and crisp, dry finish. So, let’s raise a pint to good times, great friends, and Beers Between Piers (and peers)

South of the Pier Images

South of the Pier Sales Sheet

North of the Pier Images

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About Coronado Brewing Company

In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to its San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in 14 US states and 12 countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility in 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards—World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-Size Brewing Company, and more recently, a bronze medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival for its Weekend Vibes IPA (American IPA category, 362 entries) and silver medal for its Freebooter Barleywine (Barley Wine-Style Ale category).

Links:

Website: https://www.coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: Coronado

Instagram: @coronadobrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

#mermaidsighting  

#staycoastal