Coronado Brewing Releases Surfrider San Diego Summer Ale


CORONADO, CA – You can’t think of Coronado Island without the image of pristine beaches and amazing ocean views coming to mind. Since 1996, the island’s namesake brewing company has been producing award-winning suds and embodying the island lifestyle. It was only fitting that Coronado Brewing would team up with the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter to come out with a refreshing ale, just in time for a summer at the beach. Coronado Brewing is set to release its newest charity collaboration, Surfrider San Diego Summer Ale on May 6.

Over the last decade, Coronado Brewing and Surfrider San Diego have built a strong relationship. This past year, the foundation named Coronado Brewing as their 2015 Business Partner of the Year. ” We were thrilled when the idea came about to work with one of San Diego’s top brewing companies on this new Summer Ale,” said Mark West, Surfrider San Diego Chair. “It serves as a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness around our foundation as well as develop an incredible beer with our friends at Coronado Brewing.”

“Partnering up with Surfrider San Diego was a no-brainer,” says Ron Chapman, chief executive officer and co-founder of Coronado Brewing. “The coast is what we’re all about. We love our oceans, so it makes sense for us to give back to a foundation that is dedicated to protecting them.”

A bright, slightly hoppy beer, Surfrider San Diego Summer Ale is made for the coastal lifestyle. Using hops from New Zealand, Australia, and the US combined with Australian ‘Coopers’ yeast strain; this beer delivers crisp fruity flavors with a sweet, bready finish. It’s a smooth summer swell in a bottle.

A portion of all proceeds will go directly to the Surfrider San Diego Chapter and help to protect our oceans, waves and beaches. The beer will initially be released at Surfrider San Diego’s annual Art Gala taking place May 6th. This beer will be available in San Diego only. Visit to find a location near you.

Surfrider SD Art Gala: The San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will host its Sixteenth Annual Art Gala from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, May 6 at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Set in a picture perfect waterfront setting, the gala will feature beautiful art, delectable food and drink, musical entertainment and coastal conservation highlights. Visit for more information.

Surfrider San Diego Summer Ale specs:

  • Style: Summer Ale
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Bitterness: 20 IBU
  • Package: 22 ounce bottle, & draft
  • Release: May Release

About Coronado Brewing Company:

When Coronado Brewing opened the doors to their beach town brewpub on Coronado Island in 1996, they wanted it to be the kind of place where friends could enjoy great beer, a good meal and a laid-back atmosphere. Now, 20 years later, the brewery’s grown, but they’re still following that same dream: brewing exceptionally balanced beer to an ever-growing family that seeks an undeniable coastal vibe who share a passion for great beer. Coronado Brewing beers are available in 18 US states and 16 countries. In 2014 Coronado Brewing was honored with one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards-World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-size Brewing Company.


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About Surfrider San Diego:The Surfrider Foundation was started in 1984, by a group of visionary surfers from Malibu, California. Today, the organization maintains over 250,000 members, supporters and activists with 84 chapters in the United States and affiliates in over 20 countries worldwide. With nearly 70 miles of coastline to protect, the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter is one of the largest and most active chapters in the world. The Chapter is comprised of volunteers and activists dedicated to protecting San Diego’s oceans, waves and beaches


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