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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.
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, 2015—Coronado’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.”
Stupid Stout returns to shelves and taps November 1st
Coronado, CA, November 1, 2014 —Stupid 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
Coronado, CA, October 29, 2014— As San Diego Beer Week grows closer, travelers & locals alike must choose the best events to attend in the craft capitol of the world. This year, San Diego Beer Week takes place November 7th through November 16th. Coronado’s classic brews will be poured at 20 different events. Varieties include 2014 World Beer Cup Winner Islander IPA, Orange Avenue Wit, Mermaid’s Red, Blue Bridge Coffee Stout, and Idiot IPA. San Diego will also see seasonal offerings such as Stupid Stout and Punk’In Drublic, and specialties like Port Barrel Aged Jurata, Brandy Barrel Aged Punk’In Drublic, Cherry Saison, German Chocolate Cake, Natorious IPA, Wadeorade, and a Belgian Dubbel.
Coronado Brewing will be rolling out the following events:
Coronado, CA, July 1, 2014—This August, Coronado Brewing Company will commemorate 18 years of brewing with its 18th Anniversary Ale. The company will also toast a banner year with an 18th anniversary party to be held on August 2nd at the company’s tasting room on Knoxville Street in San Diego. The year’s successes included medaling for the first time ever for its Black Sails IPA, from the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, CO where Coronado won a Silver in the American-Style Black Ale category. At the World Beer Cup, Coronado also triumphed as the champion among mid-size brewers, as it received the highly coveted Champion Brewery/Champion Brewmaster Award, arguably the most prestigious award in craft brewing. The brewer netted a Gold award for their Islander IPA and a Silver for Old Scallywag.
Part of the brewer’s Crown Series, the 18th Anniversary Ale is a double IPA with a spicy tropical flavor balanced by clean breadiness in the finish.
Beer specs: 18th Anniversary Ale Imperial IPA Read More
SoCal brewer featured at PBW after launching with Origlio Beverage in Philadelphia in March 2014
Coronado, CA, May 22, 2014 — Only two months after reaching an agreement with Origlio Beverage for Philadelphia-area distribution, Coronado’s hoppy ales are coming to Philly Beer Week, taking place May 30th through June 8th. Coronado’s classic brews will be poured, including 2014 World Beer Cup Winner Islander IPA, Orange Avenue Wit, Mermaid’s Red, Blue Bridge Coffee Stout, and Idiot IPA. Philly will also see seasonal offerings such as Frog’s Breath and Hoppy Daze, and specialties like Bobblehead Red, GABF Silver Medal Winner Black Sails, and Barrelman’s Brown.
“The dedication of Ron and Rick Chapman is evident in the quality of Coronado’s beers and I look forward to spotlighting them even more at Philly Beer Week events,” said Grant Barrett, Origlio’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Now Philly beer drinkers can taste why they won the Champion Mid-Size Brewery & Brewmaster Award at the 2014 World Beer Cup awards only a month ago.”
Coronado Brewing will be visiting Philadelphia for the following launch events: Read More
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: Read More
Southern California Brewer rolling out with Badger Beverage Alliance after win at World Beer Cup®
Coronado, CA, April 17, 2014 — Coronado Brewing has announced it will join the legacy of great brewers when it enters the state of Wisconsin next week. The Southern California brewer’s hoppy ales will be available on draught and in bottles starting Wednesday, April 23, kicking off in Madison Wisconsin with a launch by River City Distributing. Coronado will then rollout the market of Green Bay with Dean Distributing on Friday.
Fresh off the victory trail after being crowned as the World Beer Cup® Champion Brewery/Champion Brewmaster among Midsize breweries last weekend, Coronado Brewing president Rick Chapman and head brewer Ryan Brooks will be visiting Wisconsin to help launch the brews at the following events:
Wednesday April 23, 5:00 pm, followed by Brady Street Coronado Brewing Pub Crawl
World of Beer, Brady Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Thursday April 24, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Malt House Tavern, Madison Wisconsin
Thursday April 24, 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Star Bar, Madison, Wisconsin
Friday April 25, 6:00 pm
Fox Harbor Pub and Grill, Green Bay, Wisconsin
“I feel very fortunate to have these guys fresh off their victory at the World Beer Cup®” Steve Kwapil, VP Sales and Marketing at River City. “Wisconsin craft beer drinkers have been asking for Coronado for some time now, and we’re honored to bring it to them.”
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 17 states across the US. 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.
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Coronado Brewing Company is crowned best in the world, with a Silver and Gold medal to boot
Coronado, CA, April 14, 2014 — For the next two years, Coronado Brewing will reign as the champion among all mid-size brewers in the world, having received the highly coveted Champion Brewery/Champion Brewmaster Award this past weekend, hosted by the Brewers Association. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Denver, CO and are arguably the most prestigious awards in craft brewing. The World Beer Cup is held biennially during the CBC and the World Beer Cup awards brewers worldwide for their achievements in brewing quality craft beer.
As the company gains more social media fans and its restaurant and tasting room are more packed than ever, Coronado Brewing also now has validation
from the brewing governing body of 219 judges from all over the world. The Southern California brewer also walked away with a Gold medal for their Islander IPA and a Silver for Old Scallywag.
Presented with thousands of choices in the beer aisle and on beer taps, what this means to the average craft beer drinker is that any beer they choose from Coronado Brewing is brewed by the best in its class. In fact, this year’s event was particularly competitive; the proportion of breweries winning one or more awards was only 18 percent, compared to 27 percent in 2012. There was a 75.6 percent increase in breweries competing this year versus 2012, which had 799 breweries that entered beers in the competition. A total of 253 breweries took home awards in 2014, a 16.6 percent increase over 2012.
“It is a huge honor to win one medal at World Beer Cup, so winning two and Champion Mid-size brewery is epic!” Said company president and Coronado native Rick Chapman. “It is a privilege to be recognized by the Brewers Association and to be in the company of previous multiple time winner Firestone Walker.”
Chapman’s brother Ron, company co-founder and CEO added; “I am very proud of our team of brewers. Winning two medals and Champion Mid-size Brewery and Brewmaster is well deserved for Shawn Dewitt, our director of brewery operations as well as Ryan Brooks, our head brewer.”