PhotoBlog: High “Hops” after 2022 Hop Selection

Last week, three Coronado brewers, Mark, Bart, and Bryce, traveled up north to Yakima, Washington to observe and select various hops for the 2022 brew year. Bart Gumpert, CBC’s Innovation Brewer, took photos of the trip to share with those who may be curious about hop selection and what the process entails.

First stop- HAAS Pellet & Warehouse Complex

Next stop- Hollingsworth & Sons Facility

Next stop- CLS Farm Tour

Final stop- Exploring the Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) Farm

Cheers to another successful hop selection trip in the books. With hop selection complete, Coronado Brewing looks forward to another innovative year filled with hoppy new beers brewed with the best hops in the Pacific Northwest. Next time you’re in the Tasting Room, ask your server about the specific hops that go into the beer in your hand!

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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