1996 – Art of Brewing
Brothers Ron and Rick Chapman realized a long-time dream and got ahead of the craft brew curve in a big way, opening a brewpub in the heart of their hometown of Coronado on Aug. 30th. Pioneers of craft brewing, they found themselves in an industry of 1 of 5 in San Diego at that time. They worked with an original brewing system of 10-bbl brewhouse, (3) 10-bbl fermenters and (3) 10-bbl serving tanks.
1998 – Local Beer in Demand
2004 – The Bottling Begins
2006 – The First Expansion
Expanded sq. footage of the Coronado brew pub and increased brewing capacity. Added (13) 20bbl fermenters pushing annual capacity between 4-5,000 bbl.
2012 – Mainland Brewhouse
Expanded production capacity with a 30-bbl brewhouse and new bottling in a 22k square ft. building on the mainland in San Diego’s Tecolote Canyon area. Knoxville production facility would eventually provide enough space for an overall annual capacity of 60k barrels.
2014 – World Recognition
CBC receives the title of ’World Beer Cup Champion Best Mid-Sized Brewery & Brewmaster’ along with a gold medal for its ‘Islander IPA.’ Brewhouse expansion continues with the addition of four 240-bbl fermenting tanks to meet the distribution demands of 22 states and 6 countries. Coronado opens up a third location in the southernmost beach city of Imperial Beach, CA.
2016 – Celebrating Twenty Years of Brewing
After 20 years of brewing award winning beers, Coronado releases its can lineup which will mark the beginning of their new branding. Brewing is still their middle name, but Coronado wants you to Stay Coastal.