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Bear Republic Collab, MerBear Launches

CORONADO BREWING COMPANY AND BEAR REPUBLIC RELEASE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED COLLABORATION, MERBEAR RYE IPA

 

North unites with South in this long-awaited collaboration between two notable west coast breweries

 

CORONADO, CA — February 12, 2016 — It’s half mermaid, half bear, and entirely fantastic. MerBear Rye IPA, the new love child of SoCal icon Coronado Brewing and NorCal heavyweight Bear Republic, is set to hit shelves mid-February. The friendship began a few years back when president Rick Chapman and Brewmaster and COO Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove, of Coronado and Bear Republic respectively, met for beers at a local San Diego beer bar where they discussed the idea of the two creating something special. Two years, and countless collaborative visits later, MerBear was born.

 

“We have always respected the team and loved drinking their beers,” said Brandon Richards, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’ve built a solid relationship with Bear Republic and enjoy working with each other any chance we get,” continued Richards. “This is something I can see developing into more collaborations in the future.”

 

“It was fun putting our heads together for the MerBear collaboration, and we look forward to seeing how the MerBear project evolves in the future,” said Bear Republic Head Brewer Rob Kent.

 

By land and by sea, MerBear Rye IPA is a unique union of styles. Amarillo, Hallertau Blanc, Centennial, and Equinox hops lend to the beer’s pungent, fruity character that ends on a spicy, malty caramel backbone. Rarely seen, yet never ignored, it’s an unforgettably full-bodied ale, carefully crafted for those particularly audacious craft beer drinkers.

 

Joint San Diego Launch Events:

The Bear Republic and Coronado Brewing teams will be partnering up and hosting dual tap takeovers with the brewers on-site in search of the elusive MerBear. You will be able to meet the brewers and taste the two versions of MerBear side by side, By Land & By Sea.

 

Wednesday, February 17

Blind Lady Ale House

5:00 p.m.

Includes three unique beers from each brewery including both versions of MerBear

 

Friday, February 26

Fathom Bistro

5:00 p.m.

We may even have a few special guests migrating down from NorCal for the event!

More details to come but guaranteed to be legendary events between the two brewers. Please visit http://coronadobrewing.com/MerBear for more details.

Fundraising:

Additionally, Coronado Brewing will host a teddy bear drive at the company’s Bay Park Tasting Room. Starting February 12th, bring in any stuffed bear or animal and receive a free Coronado pint glass. Donations will go to a local kids charity, It’s All About the Kids Foundation.

MerBear Teddy Bear Drive

February 12 – 29, 2016

Coronado Brewing Tasting Room

1205 Knoxville Street

San Diego, CA 92110

 

Coronado’s MerBear Rye IPA specs:

Style:                   Rye IPA

ABV:                     7.5%

Bitterness:         45 IBU

Package:             22 ounce bottles & draft

Release:              February 2016

Malts:                  Wheat, Biscuit, 2-Row

Hops:                   Amarillo, Hallertau Blanc, Centennial, and Equinox

 

Where to find MerBear:

MerBear Rye IPA will be available in 16 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Wisconsin. It will also go to New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Japan. 

 

About Coronado Brewing Company:
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. You can find Coronado beers in 19 states across the US and 15 countries. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013 and a new tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, CA in 2014.  Winning 2014 Champion Mid Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup in Denver awarded them with one of the most prestigious distinctions in the industry.

 

Links:

Website: http://coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany

Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

Hashtags: #MerBearRyeIPA #MermaidSighting

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Stupid Stout Chili Recipe

Add some Stupid Stout to an easy chili recipe for your next party. 
 
Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Recipe
Click for Recipe without Stupid Stout from SkinnyMs.Com 

Yields: 8 servings 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans fired roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (4.5) ounce can green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, more or less to taste
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 oz of Stupid Stout (or more depending on thickness and flavor preferred) 
  • 1/2 cup shredded (part-skim) mozzarella cheese, (optional)
Directions
Add ground meat and onion to a large pot and cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain off any fat.
Add the cooked meat and remaining ingredients to the slow cooker. Cover chili and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.
Stove Top Method: Cook meat and onion, in a large pot or skillet, as instructed above. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil then reduce heat to a low-boil and cook for 30-45 minutes or until thickened.
If desired, garnish with grated mozzarella or cheddar cheese before serving.
 

Stingray IPA Launches Globally

CORONADO BREWING LAUNCHES STINGRAY IPA WITH RELEASE PARTIES NATIONWIDE

 

January 15 deemed ‘Stingray IPA Day’ as new Coronado Brewing core beer set for global release

 

CORONADO, CA  January 11 — A new year means new beer and Coronado Brewing plans to ring it in in epic fashion. For the first time in four years the company is adding a brand new year-round offering to its core line up. Stingray IPA is set for national release in early January and will be in international markets by the end of the month.

                  This Imperial IPA blends four of the sexiest hops on the market: Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Southern Cross. These hops come together to yield flavors and aromas of tropical fruits, sun-kissed citrus, and soft accents of nectarine and peach. “Stingray is off to a nice start and so far it’s been very well received,” said Brandon Richards vice president of sales and marketing at Coronado Brewing. “It’s got a great hop profile that’s easy-to-drink yet full of flavor,” continued Richards. “The brewers really came up with an amazing IPA that is garnering phenomenal feedback. And the beer really does sell itself; people take one sip and they are hooked.”

                  The company plans to celebrate the launch nationwide on January 15th with Stingray IPA Day. Bars across the country will be featuring Stingray and customers will get the chance to meet with Coronado representatives to learn about the new beer. Fans will also be able to connect with Coronado Brewing on social media and win special prizes by using the hashtag #StingrayIPA. Events will be held in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. For a complete list of participating bars, tasting rooms, and social media giveaway information visit http://www.coronadobrewing.com/stingrayipaday.

 

Stingray IPA specs:

Style:                   Imperial India Pale Ale

ABV:                    7.9%

Bitterness:          48 IBU

Package:             22 ounce bottles, 12 ounce bottles in 6-packs, draught

Release:              January 2016

Malts:                  2-row, Wheat, Abbey

Hops:                  Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe and Southern Cross

Distribution:      18 states and six countries: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Wisconsin. It will also go to Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Japan.

 

About Coronado Brewing Company:
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. You can find Coronado beers in 19 states across the US and 15 countries. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013 and a new tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, CA in 2014.  Winning 2014 Champion Mid Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup in Denver awarded them with one of the most prestigious distinctions in the industry.

 

Links:

Website: http://coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany

Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

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Introducing Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Stout

 

PERK UP THIS NEW YEAR WITH CORONADO BREWING COMPANY’S IMPERIAL BLUE BRIDGE COFFEE STOUT

 

Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Stout releases January 2016 as part of Coronado’s limited-release Crown Series

 

CORONADO, CA  January 4 Prepare to rise and grind. Coronado Brewing Company is set to release its first Crown Series offering of 2016 with a bold new imperial. Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Stout is about to be your go-to winter seasonal. Tow-row malt, roasted barley, and Guatemalan coffee come together to celebrate the beer’s sweet chocolate and earthy flavors. It’s packed with intense roast character yet smooth like a cold brew coffee. Staying true to the name, Coronado Brewing sources its beans from right under the blue bridge via hometown coffee-shop, Café Moto. This winter seasonal is set to hit shelves January 4, both nationally and internationally.

 

Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Stout specs:

Style:                   Imperial Coffee Stout

ABV:                    8%

Bitterness:          45 IBU

Package:             22 ounce bottles and draught.

Release:              January 2016

Malts:                  2-Row, Crisp 45, Simpson R.B, Abbey

Additional:           Dark Roast Coffee. Cold Brewed Added Post Fermentation

Hops:                   Northern Brewer

Yeast:                  Cal Ale

 

Where to find Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Stout:

Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Stout will be available in eleven states and four countries: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. It will also go to the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Japan.

 

About Coronado Brewing Company:
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 21 states across the US and ten countries. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013.  The past year has been very rewarding for the brewery; they opened their new tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, CA.  Winning Champion Mid Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup in Denver awarded them with one of the most prestigious distinctions in the industry.

 

Links:

Website: http://coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany

Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

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Stupid Stout is Back

CORONADO BREWING’S HIGHLY RATED STUPID STOUT IS BACK

 

Launching during San Diego Beer Week as part of Coronado’s limited-release Crown Series

 

CORONADO, CA  November 12, 2015There’s no doubt, it’s the season of the stout. With their final Crown Series offering of 2015, Coronado Brewing Company is rounding out the year with a bang and launching Stupid Stout. This Imperial Stout is worth its weight in gold and has garnered a 97 overall score on RateBeer. Stupid Stout delivers defined, robust, chocolaty flavors with a hint of hop freshness. As the beer ages, these big flavors mellow, leaving a smooth and balanced sipper. This makes it the perfect beer to warm up with as the winter cold sets in.

 

Stupid Stout 2015 specs:

Style:                 American Imperial Stout

ABV:                  9.0%

Bitterness:         42 IBU

Package:            22oz & Draft

Release:             November 13, 2015

Malts:                 2-Row, Chocolate, C-150, C-77, Roasted Barley

Hops:                 Nugget

Yeast:                Cal Ale

Local: Make your way to CBC’s Bay Park Brewery on Friday, November 13, 2015, and pull your very own bottle of Stupid Stout off the bottling line.

Where to find Stupid Stout:

Stupid Stout will be available in 13 states and 10 countries: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Stupid Stout will also be available in Alberta, British Columbia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and Japan.

About Coronado Brewing Company:
In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 19 states across the US and ten countries. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013.  The past year has been very rewarding for the brewery; they opened their new tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, CA.  Winning Champion Mid Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup in Denver awarded them with one of the most prestigious distinctions in the industry.

Links:

Website: http://coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany

Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

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ANNOUNCING BRAND REFRESH

CORONADO BREWING ANNOUNCES BRAND REFRESH, WELCOMES CANS TO LINEUP

 

Coastal-inspired brand evolution includes updated logo, tagline and packaging

 

CORONADO, Calif. – November 11, 2015 – Coronado Brewing Company has announced its new brand evolution, as the craft brewery is poised to enter its twentieth year. With a desire for a more focused and consistent brand foundation, the World Beer Cup champion turned to another San Diego-based company to lead the effort-branding agency MiresBall.

 

The MiresBall team created a cleaner look and feel, embracing the craft brewery’s passion for family, friends and creating exceptional, approachable beer. A new tagline, Stay Coastal, references Coronado Brewing’s rich history in Coronado, and the relaxed state of mind that resonates with both locals and fans worldwide. The Coronado mermaid, slightly updated, remains an iconic figure at the core of the brand. Other new elements include the logo, fonts, packaging hierarchy and color scheme.

                                                                                                                                                                    

“The goal was to be more aligned across the brand’s portfolio as we move globally,” said Heather Dueitt, marketing manager at Coronado Brewing Company. “The packaging design for the launch of our new cans offered a great opportunity to dive deeper into our coastal story,” continued Dueitt. “The team at MiresBall helped us focus on who we are as a SoCal-style, family-owned and -operated brewery. Founders Rick and Ron Chapman were also heavily involved throughout the branding process.”

 

“Coronado Brewing has built a soulful legacy around their delicious beer, great food, and coastal lifestyle – all captured in the spirit of the mermaid,” said Scott Mires, partner and creative director at MiresBall. “Our job was to refine and amplify that brand goodness, and to share their coastal calling with a new national and international craft audience.”

 

Over the next sixteen months, Coronado Brewing will phase in the new packaging, debuting cans in March and new seasonal bottles in May. The company will roll out the new look and feel through 2016, with the goal of completing the transition by the beginning of 2017.

  

About Coronado Brewing Company: In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to their San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in nineteen US states and ten countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards-World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-size Brewing Company.

 

Links:

Website: http://coronadobrewing.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany 

Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing 

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CORONADO BREWING ADDS TANKS AND CANS IN RECENT MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PLAN

CORONADO BREWING ADDS TANKS AND CANS IN RECENT MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION PLAN

Significant Capacity Increase and Canning Line in the Works at CBC

 

CORONADO, CA  September 8 Coronado Brewing has been hard at work the last few months to increase the efficiency and capacity of their brewery. The current World Beer Cup Champion brewery will be expanding its capacity to 65,000 barrels thanks to the multi-million dollar renovation plan including the recent addition of four 240-barrel fermenters at the end of August. In addition to the fermenters, the brewery has been adding and upgrading some key components to the brewery to help increase efficiency.

 

The brewery has recently secured an adjacent building at their San Diego brewery location.   They plan to use the building for dry storage and office space starting in September. The future use of the building is still open to a variety of options, one being a new brew house.

 

Some of the more exciting news to announce is that Coronado will begin canning in early 2016. They hope to have the canning line in place by the end of the year.

 

“We have been growing at a very high rate the last few years, it was time for us to make some big changes to the brewery to help us maintain the pace” said Brandon Richards, vice president of sales and marketing. “We have been trying to find more space in the brewery to allow us to add a canning line and that was accomplished.”

 

It has been another great year for Coronado Brewing. Sales have been growing at 30% through August and California continues to lead the way for that growth. “We can attribute a lot of our success in 2015 to our growth in the chains” said Richards. The brewery has recently picked up key business in California, Michigan and North Carolina.

About Coronado Brewing Company:
 In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 20 states across the US and ten countries. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013.  The past year has been very rewarding for the brewery; they opened their new tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, CA.  Winning Champion Mid Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup in Denver awarded them with one of the most prestigious distinctions in the industry.

 

Links:

Website: http://coronadobrewing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coronadobrewingcompany

Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing

Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing

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CORONADO BREWING EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION TO ILLINOIS

CORONADO BREWING EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION TO ILLINOIS

The World Beer Cup® Champion Mid-Size Brewery and Brewmaster rolls out its award winning ales with Wirtz Beverage Group

 Coronado, CA, January 26, 2015Coronado’s Award Winning ales are coming to Illinois, arriving on draught and in bottles beginning Monday, March 2nd. Coronado’s Core Series will be offered including Islander IPA, Orange Avenue Wit, Mermaid’s Red, as well as releases of seasonal Crown Series favorites such as Skull Wrapper, Senor Saison and Anniversary Ale.

Coronado has partnered with Wirtz Beverage Illinois who will be distributing Coronado’s beers throughout the entire state. “We’re honored to partner with Coronado and bring its West Coast-style beers to Illinois,” said Jeff Roth, vice president of the Alliance and Craft Beer Division, Wirtz Beverage Illinois. “From taste to ingredients and packaging, it’s ‘islander’ through-and-through, and its award-winning taste speaks to beer-lovers across the country.”

Coronado Brewing Company representatives will be in Illinois and hosting events in the Chicago area the first week of March. “We have been looking at Chicago for a long time, it is a great city with an appreciation for well made beer” said Rick Chapman, Co-Founder and President. “This is an exciting opportunity for us to be working with Wirtz Beverage, who are leaders in the industry.”

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CORONADO BREWING BRINGS STUPID STOUT IMPERIAL BACK

Stupid Stout returns to shelves and taps November 1st

 Coronado, CA, November 1, 2014Stupid Stout, a seasonal American Imperial Stout, is again making its way to craft beer drinkers across the country beginning early November 2014 through January 2015 as part of the Southern California brewer’s Crown Series.  This American Imperial Stout was originally brewed by Coronado Brewing Co. in 2008 as an English Stout, then returned with a new West Coast recipe in 2011.

Stupid Stout 2014 is a great winter warmer and appeals to craft beer lovers who appreciate deep, dark, robust and chocolaty flavors with a bright hint of hop freshness. Stupid Stout will be available in 13 states and 5 countries internationally where Coronado Brewing is sold as well as its pub restaurant in Coronado and tasting room in San Diego. Read More

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