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

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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

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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

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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

Coronado Brewing Company Fills Key CEO Position with Industry Veteran, James Murray

Never ones to rest on their laurels, the team at Coronado Brewing Company is heading into 2020 with a new CEO at the helm and a strategic plan for accelerated growth. Coronado Brewing welcomes James Murray to the team as the company’s new CEO. Murray comes to Coronado with more than 15 years’ experience in craft beverages, most notably, seeing Ballast Point through its meteoric rise, and more recently as Chief Operating Officer of San Diego-based Sol-ti living beverages. “We are thrilled to welcome James to the team,” says Ron Chapman, Co-founder, Coronado Brewing Company. “James has tremendous experience scaling operations and growing brands. He is a family man that fits in well with our company culture, and we can’t wait to hit the ground running in 2020.”

Murray comes to Coronado as the company is wrapping up a year of better-than-industry-average growth, heightened brand awareness, and two big wins at the Great American Beer Festival. “I am beyond excited to be part of this team and to continue building on the momentum that’s been established,” says Murray. “Coronado is a family company with an incredible reputation as one of San Diego’s original craft breweries producing world-class beer, and I am looking forward to leading our team into the next chapter of growth. I am passionate about developing people, maximizing efficiencies, and growing companies, and I’m excited about Coronado’s bright future.”

Murray’s first order of business was to restructure Coronado’s leadership team in order to streamline operations and elevate key personnel into new roles. “I want to set us up for success in 2020 and beyond, and part of that was rethinking our Senior Leadership structure to allow for increased efficiencies and to further develop key members of the team who have helped cement Coronado’s success in the market,” says Murray. As such, the new structure will transition co-founders Ron and Rick Chapman to the Board of Directors, with Rick continuing to serve as President, and Murray overseeing day-to-day company operations and strategy as CEO. “We are very excited to have James on board. As we head into 2020, James will be instrumental in helping us fine tune our efficiencies, diversify our portfolio, and continue to propel our brand,” says Rick Chapman, Co-Founder and President, Coronado Brewing Company.

Reporting into Murray will be a C-suite team, including Kate Zittere as Chief Financial Officer, Kasey Chapman as Chief of Retail Operations, and promoting Clinton Smith from Director of Sales to Chief Commercial Officer. Smith has been with the company for 10 years and his new role will allow him to more broadly focus on sales growth, while working closely with the marketing and business development teams. Smith was previously at Boston Beer before taking on the role of building the sales team at Coronado. Reporting into the C-suite will be a new level of VP roles, with Eddie Buchannon being elevated to VP of Business Development and Melody Crisp being promoted to VP of Marketing. Buchannon has been with Coronado for six years, with previous experience at Craft Brewers Alliance, while Crisp is going on four years with the company, with almost a decade of prior experience at Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

“My goal coming into this new position was elevate the people who have worked hard to grow the business and the brand over the past several years. I wanted to make sure that the Senior Leadership team was equipped to continue forward with the momentum they have created,” says Murray. The company is continuing to build off of the momentum established in 2019. “In just the past year, Coronado has launched an incredibly successful line of 16oz can hoppy beers, including the GABF award-winning Weekend Vibes IPA, as well as undergo rebrand of its Coastal Classics. We’ve seen our distributor depletions up 12% from 2018, and our Distributor shipments have gone up 8% YOY. Our retail locations continue to grow in a competitive market,” says Clinton Smith, Chief Commercial Officer. “We know the industry is more competitive than ever, and that’s not going to change. We are confident that the key to success goes beyond amazing beer—you need the right team in place to execute the plan—and with James on board, it’s like the last piece of the puzzle is falling in to place.”

As Coronado heads into 2020, the company will continue to focus on growing sales in its home state of California, while exploring a few key markets where opportunities align with the brand’s stay coastal ethos. “We want to be strategic about how and where we grow,” says Murray. “In today’s hyper competitive market, we believe the key to success will be maximizing our efficiencies, growing our home market, and continuing to build brand affinity with current and new consumers.” Strategic focus will be placed on key brands, including GABF award-winning Weekend Vibes IPA, new lifestyle collaboration Salty Crew Blonde Ale, rebranded Coastal Classics, as well as innovation through the company’s Art Series and collaborations.”

“While our focus is beer, we are also excited to push the envelope and see where we can find our niche within other specialty beverages,” says Murray. “In today’s environment of never-ending consumer choices and limited attention span, we’re excited to pursue other opportunities in craft beverage, so keep your eyes on Coronado in 2020.” For more information about the company, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Coronado Brewing Debuts Final Beer in 2019 Art Series: Mango Sprinkles Hazy IPA

SAN DIEGO – November 1, 2019Coronado Brewing Company is releasing Mango Sprinkles Hazy IPA, the fourth and final installment of its 2019 Art Series. Coronado is proud to support emerging artists by featuring a fan-submitted Instagram photo on each of its quarterly releases. The fourth winner of the 2019 contest is Wyland Szabo, an Oceanside-based aerial photographer. Szabo’s aerial photo of surfers in the water was reminiscent of colorful sprinkles and gave inspiration for the naming of Mango Sprinkles Hazy IPA.

Mango Sprinkles Hazy IPA is a playful twist on the haze craze. “I am stoked for people to try this beer,” says Mark Theisen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “It pours like a mango smoothie and super fruit forward with just enough bitterness to balance everything.” The brewers started with a hazy IPA recipe and upped the ante with fresh mango puree and a hefty dose of Simcoe, Mosaic, Azacca, Amarillo and Chinook hops. The beer is then fermented with a centuries-old strain of Norwegian farmhouse ale yeast, called Kveik (Norwegian for “yeast”). This particular yeast strain imparts fruity esters of lime and citrus to perfectly complement the mango and hop character in the beer. Lastly, the beer is dry-hopped with almost two pounds per barrel of Mosaic, Azacca, Amarillo and Chinook hops, for an intensely dank and ripe fruit hop character.

Mango Sprinkles Hazy IPA is available in 16oz can 4-packs and on draft, beginning Friday, November 1, at each of Coronado’s three locations. The beer will be available throughout Coronado’s distribution network beginning the week of November 4. The company will launch its 2020 art contest in mid-November, for a March 2020 release. Fans are encouraged to enter their photos by submitting entries through Instagram using the hashtags #staycoastal and #coronadoentry. For more information about Mango Sprinkles or the contest, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Coronado Brewing Wins Silver and Bronze Medals at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival®

SAN DIEGO – October 7, 2019Coronado Brewing Company is honored to announce it took home a silver and bronze medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, the world’s largest commercial beer competition. The GABF, presented by the Brewers Association, recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded on October 5 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, in 107 beer categories covering 174 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country.

Coronado Brewing Company (Production Facility) was recognized in the competition’s second-largest category, American-style India Pale Ale, with 342 entries. Coronado’s Weekend Vibes IPA was awarded a bronze medal, beating out hundreds of entries from around the country. Weekend Vibes IPA was launched in October 2018 and since then, has quickly become the company’s second best-selling beer and has received numerous accolades and fan support. “Of all the awards I could choose to win, winning in the IPA category at GABF is at the top of the list,” says Mark Theisen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “I’m so proud of Weekend Vibes IPA taking bronze in the American IPA category. We put so much time and energy into nailing the recipe, and to get that validation from our peers is amazing.”

In addition to Weekend Vibes IPA taking a bronze in the IPA category, the company also took a silver medal for its Freebooter Barleywine (Pub Facility) in the Barley Wine-style Ale Category. “Freebooter is an American-style barleywine that our innovation brewer, Bart Gumpert, created,” says Theisen. “To medal in a category with such heavy hitting beers is a huge accomplishment. We’re stoked to have people try this small-batch beer while they can!”

In the 33rd edition of the GABF competition, 9,497 entries were submitted to the general competition, along with 113 Pro-Am and 70 Collaboration entries. The beer was made by 2,295 breweries from across the nation, with entries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Judging took place over the course of three days, with an international panel of 322 judges from 18 countries. “This year’s GABF competition was the largest and most competitive to date,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “The beers and talent were as impressive as ever, and I’m thrilled to congratulate this year’s winners for their achievements in brewing.”.

Coronado’s Weekend Vibes IPA is available in 16oz can six packs and on draft, throughout the company’s distribution network. Freebooter Barleywine is currently available at the company’s three locations, while it lasts. For more information about the Great American Beer Festival, visit www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com. For more information about Coronado and its award-winning beers, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Coronado Brewing Debuts Third Beer in 2019 Art Series: Tiki Sunset Sour

SAN DIEGO – September 17, 2019Coronado Brewing Company is releasing Tiki Sunset Sour, the third installment of its 2019 Art Series. Coronado is proud to support emerging artists by featuring a fan-submitted Instagram photo on each of its quarterly releases. The third winner of the 2019 contest is Cody Poynor, a California-based landscape and aerial photographer. Poynor’s epic photo of a silhouetted surfer against a pink sunset is the inspiration for Tiki Sunset Sour.

Tiki Sunset is a kettle sour inspired by a classic tiki cocktail called the Chi-Chi. A close cousin to the Piña Colada, the Chi-Chi is made with pineapple, toasted coconut, and macadamia nuts. Tiki Sunset is a refreshing kettle sour brewed with all the flavors of a Chi-Chi cocktail, as well as the addition of lactose, for a smooth and refreshing taste of the islands. “We wanted to brew a kettle sour that is tart but not overly sour, allowing the pineapple, coconut, and macadamia nuts to shine through,” says Mark Theisen, Head Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “We are really happy with how it came out, and we’re excited for fans to get this limited-release beer while they can!”

Tiki Sunset Sour is available in 16oz can 4-packs and on draft, beginning Friday, September 20, at each of Coronado’s three locations. The beer will be available throughout Coronado’s distribution network beginning the week of September 23. For more information about the beer, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.


Tiki Sunset Specs:

Style:                Kettle Sour with pineapple, coconut, lactose, macadamia nuts

ABV:                6.0%

IBU:                  5

Package:          16oz can four packs, draft

Release:           September 20, 2019

Availability:       Coronado’s distribution network

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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.

Links:

Website: https://www.coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: Coronado

Instagram: @coronadobrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

#mermaidsighting  

#staycoastal

CORONADO BREWING DEBUTS BRAND REFRESH FOR ITS LINEUP OF COASTAL CLASSICS

SAN DIEGO – July 16, 2019Coronado Brewing Company is proud to announce a refreshed look for its Coastal Classics core beer lineup. As one of San Diego’s most established craft breweries, Coronado Brewing has gone through several branding iterations throughout its 23 years in business, with the latest version taking the brand in a bold, vibrant direction. “Coronado has evolved over the years, but we’ve never lost sight of our coastal roots,” says Brandon Richards, CEO, Coronado Brewing Company. “This brand refresh is the next step in our evolution to ‘stay coastal’ in a relaxed and not-so-literal way,” says Richards.

As a craft brewery with roots on Coronado Island, the company’s branding has always drawn inspiration from the coast. Over the years, the branding has evolved from muted, darker colors to the current light blue packaging that the company rebranded to in late 2014. The new direction takes the packaging to a clean white background with bold, banded color waves differentiating each of the Coastal Classics core brands, including Orange Ave. Wit, Mermaid’s Hoppy Red, and Islander IPA. “We wanted the refresh to pop off the shelf,” says Richards. “The new look is very clean and really gives prominence to both the brand and beer style, allowing for consumers to quickly identify our beers on a crowded shelf.”

The brand refresh was done in-house, led by Kyle Chapman, son of co-founder Ron Chapman. The Coastal Classics refresh complements the fresh direction the company took with its New Wave series of 16oz canned beers, including Weekend Vibes IPA, Never Better Double IPA, and Leisure Lagoon Hazy Pale Ale. “We are anchoring our portfolio with clean white backgrounds and bold use of color,” says Richards. “Our 16 oz cans are resonating with the primary beer drinking consumers and we wanted to capitalize on that momentum by breathing new life into our classic beers.”

The new packaging will have a staggered market entry with refreshed Orange Ave. Wit and Islander IPA 12oz bottles entering the market late July. Mermaid’s Red 12oz glass will follow in the fall. Refreshed Orange Ave Wit. And Islander IPA 12oz cans, along with 22oz glass of all three brands, will enter the market as current package inventory depletes over the summer. For more information about the brand refresh and the company, visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.