Coronado Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years of defining the West Coast craft beer movement. What began as a dream to open a brewpub on the idyllic island of Coronado grew into something so much bigger than either of the Chapman brothers ever could have dreamed. "When we opened our doors in 1996, San Diego wasn't yet known for craft beer. We wanted to create a family business where friends could enjoy quality beer and food in a laid back, beachy atmosphere," said Rick Chapman, President and Cofounder of Coronado Brewing Co. "The company's growth has far exceeded our expectations, and 20 years in, we're just getting started."
To celebrate the milestone occasion, Coronado Brewing Co. is releasing a limited-edition 20th Anniversary Imperial IPA. "Each year we brew a huge, hopped-up Imperial IPA for our Anniversary," said Ryan Brooks, Brewmaster. "This year's version is bursting with tropical notes from a blend of Citra, Mosaic and Hallertau Blanc hops." The beer will be available beginning July 1 in 19 states and ten countries, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Japan.
In addition to the commemorative beer, Coronado Brewing Co. is hosting an Anniversary bash at the main brewery and tasting room in San Diego. The party takes place on Saturday, July 30 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. $15 tickets include admission into the event, a keepsake glass, beer ticket and entry into the raffle for Coronado gear. The event will feature 20 beers for 20 years, local music by CHUGBOAT and several gourmet food trucks, including Seoul Man and BFD Sandwiches.
Tickets and more information available here. Stay Coastal. Cheers.