CBC & Cigar City's "The Last Spike"
CBC & Cigar City’s “The Last Spike”

 New collaboration brings out the best of the left and the right coasts in IPA with a twist

Coronado, CA, September 11, 2013 —The Last Spike Not-­So-­Common IPA is hitting the shores of Southern California as a new collaboration between San Diego fave Coronado Brewing and well-­‐respected Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, FL. The result is a California Common with amped up hops making its IPA qualities shine through. The beer debuted in Florida late August and will be hitting shelves at select beer retailers in Southern California in September.


CBC Welcomes New Manager

He doesn’t sing, he doesn’t dance, but CBC’s new restaurant manager certainly tells a good story. And if you’re lucky, you’ll catch his act at the 170 Orange Avenue location.

Johnny “O” Oliphant brings more than 20 years of restaurant and brewing experience to the job. Formerly hailing from La Jolla, by way of Fresno, Texas and Colorado, Johnny O has developed a tradition of spontaneously jumping up on the bar and regaling his customers with stories. Continue reading “CBC Welcomes New Manager”

Coronado Brewing Company Hosts Poker’s “QUEEN OF HEARTS” in Upcoming Christmas Parade

CORONADO – Brandi Williams, the new weekend anchor at KUSI TV-51, will ride in this year’s 37th Annual Coronado Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. She will be a guest of the Coronado Brewing Company, and ride in their iconic Model T beer truck.

 A newcomer to San Diego news but a veteran of national TV, Brandi Williams hosted several coast-to-coast programs before coming to San Diego. Among them were Mark Burnett’s realty TV show, “Toughest Cowboy;” “World’s Biggest Birthday Party,” with Donny Osmond; and Fox TV’s popular New Year’s Eve Party, with Ryan Seacrest.

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Spent Beer Grain Gets Second Life As Delectable Doggie Treats

CORONADO – The Coronado Brewing Company is offering a new food item, and it’s not on the menu. It’s a doggie treat made from brewers’ leftover grain that has been one of CBC’s fastest moving products this month. “Brew Bites” are a healthy snack for the dogs and are the direct result of a unique recycling concept.  The all-natural doggie treats contain no corn, no wheat flour, and no soy. Appropriately, the snack comes in a doggie bag, and is quite literally being gobbled up. Continue reading “Spent Beer Grain Gets Second Life As Delectable Doggie Treats”

Behind the Scenes @ CBC (part 1)

Welcome to Behind the Scenes @ CBC! This is the first of many blog posts providing our fans a sneak peek at what’s brewing at the pub, the tasting room, the brewhouse and more.

Don’t come here expecting corporate jargon, mission statements and marketing-geared prose—I’m a terrible writer with no grammar skills to speak of (I even misspelled grammar before this got edited). These will be brief, raw, up-to-the-minute posts that, starting next time, will be heavier on images than words. A picture says a thousand words, so this approach should save me tons of work!

Here goes nothing…

We recently brewed a new beer called Thai-One-On Pale Ale. Motivated by his time on our rooftop garden, CBC chef Kasey Chapman asked our pub brewers, Pete Falletta (Playboy Pete) and Dan Drayne (Boardshorts Dan), if they’d like to brew a specialty beer using fresh basil from the garden.

Kasey Chapman trimming basil on CBC’s roof top garden.

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Rooftop Garden Adds Variety to Coronado Brewing Company Menu

“Right smack dab in the middle of town,
I’ve found a paradise that’s trouble proof,
Up on the roof”

Carole King wrote it, the Drifters sang it and the Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) is putting it on their menu. Last spring, Kasey Chapman, CBC’s award-winning chef, decided he wanted to grow his own vegetables and spices in order to introduce fresher ingredients to his recipes.

Brothers Kyle (left) and Kasey Chapman showing off some of their new hydroponic garden produce. This year they turned the rooftop of the popular Coronado Brewing Company into an innovative garden. Photo by Joe Ditler.

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

“Four to six more weeks.”

These days, that sentence is being uttered around our brewhouse as often as other timeless phrases like “let’s add a ton more hops to that IPA.”

We knew opening a big new facility was going to be a lofty undertaking and steeled ourselves for a long construction period. Even so, getting our 20,000 square foot Knoxville facility(1205 Knoxville Street, San Diego, CA 92110) ready to debut to the public is taking a little more time than we had hoped.

Ron Chapman in front of our 1205 Knoxville property pre-construction.

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Coronado Brewing Company and Local Frogmen Collaborate on New Brew: “Frog’s Breath IPA”

The Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) has just released its newest India pale ale, a recipe resulting from collaboration between CBC’s brewers and two Navy frogmen.


The beer is called Frog’s Breath IPA. The name derives from the homebrewers’ background as proud members of the US Navy SEAL Team. It is now available in 22oz bottles and on draft at the Coronado Brewing Company.


Andy Rieckhoff, a Navy SEAL instructor (left) and Kyle Chapman, general manager of the Coronado Brewing Company, show off the first bottle of Frog’s Breath as it came off the bottling machine recently.

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Emmy-Winning Newsman to Ride as Guest of Coronado Brewing Company July 4th

Joining the festivities at this year’s July Fourth Parade is KUSI TV’s Mike Castellucci, longtime news anchor and Emmy winning host of the unique morning show, “The Office.”

Television news celebrity Mike Castellucci will ride in the 64th Annual Independence Day Parade on
July 4th as guest of the Coronado Brewing Company. Here he is seen with the three
Emmys he received last week acknowledging professional excellence as a television journalist.
Photo courtesy of KUSI TV-51 and Mike Castellucci.

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Welcome To Our Home

Welcome to our new website. We have spent months redesigning our website to fall in line with our new logo, new packaging and new production facility. You can’t tell the players without a program, and please consider this, our new website, the appropriate program from which to learn about our company and plan your next CBC adventure.

On this site you’ll find a mouth-watering tour of our restaurant and kitchen. Our menu is quite popular in Coronado and San Diego and our customers’ input drives the direction we travel when it comes to fine cuisine.

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