Southern California brewer rolls out its hoppy ales in Michigan after win at World Beer Cup®

Coronado, CA, May 8, 2014 Coronado’s hoppy ales are coming to Michigan, arriving on draught and in bottles starting Friday, May 9th. Coronado’s Core Series of beers will be offered including Islander IPA and Mermaid’s Red, as well as occasional launches of seasonal Crown Series favorites such as Frog’s Breath Unfiltered IPA.

Fresh off the victory trail after being crowned the World Beer Cup® Champion Brewery/Champion Brewmaster among Mid-size Breweries in April, Coronado Brewing president Rick Chapman and head brewer Ryan Brooks will be visiting Michigan for the following launch events:

Southeast Michigan

  • Powers Distributing:
    • Friday, May 9th: Craft Beer Expo at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market
    • Tuesday, May 13th: One Eyed Betty’s, Ferndale launch event
    • Tuesday, May 13th: Tom’s Oyster Bar, Royal Oak launch event
    • Eastown Distributors:
      • Thursday, May 15th: 7pm, Coronado Tap Assault at Woodbridge Pub, 5169 Trumbull St, Detroit, MI 48208, (313) 833-2701
      • O&W, Inc.:
        • Wednesday, May 14th:  5-7pm, Happy Hour tasting at Bailey’s on Ford Rd. in Canton
        • Wednesday, May 14th: 6pm Ashley’s, Westland. Meet the Brewer Event with 6 beers on tap including the 2014 Gold Medal winner Islander IPA and 2014 Silver Medalist Black Sails IPA
        • Wednesday, May 14th, 6pm World of Beer, Ann Arbor. Meet the Brewer (or possibly a mermaid) event with 6 beers on tap including the 2014 Gold Medal winning Islander IPA and 2014 Silver Medal winner Black Sails IPA


Lansing/Mid Michigan

  • O’Sullivan Distributing:
    • May 16, 5-10pm, May 17, 3-10pm: World Expo of Beer Festival
    • Dan Henry Distributing:
      • Tuesday, May 13th:Meet the Brewer Launch Party at Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
      • Thursday, May 15th: Meet the Brewer Launch Party at Beggars Banquet, 218 Abbott Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823


West Michigan

  • HIS Distributing
    • Thursday, May 15th, 5:30-8pm: Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, 5-Tap Takeover featuring Coronado and Cigar City collaboration Jurata Baltic Porter


“I’m stoked we’re finally bringing our brews to Michigan,” said Brandon Richards, Coronado’s national sales and marketing director. “Michigan is a cornerstone market for us, and the state’s craft beer drinkers there really appreciate hoppy ales.”


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