San Diego, CA — Coronado Brewing Co. is ringing in the New Year with its much-anticipated North Island IPA. Originally brewed as a pub-only draft offering last summer, North Island IPA quickly gained an avid following and now resides in the company’s Seasonal Selection series. North Island is the company’s take on a New England-style IPA, and showcases the style’s characteristic hazy appearance and juicy flavor.
“New England IPA’s really took off last year and we were inspired to take that style and put our west coast spin on it,” says Ryan Brooks, Brewmaster, Coronado Brewing Company. “The end result is an unfiltered IPA bursting with tropical and citrus hop flavors, without any harsh bitterness.”
North Island IPA is brewed and double dry-hopped with a blend of Citra, Mosaic, Centennial and Chinook hops, for a ton of bright citrus notes, juicy fruitiness, and a hint of pine. The beer is fermented with a British yeast strain known for imparting subtle fruity esters that complement the hop profile and ripe fruit notes in the beer. Unlike many of the company’s other beers, North Island is left unfiltered, showcasing the haziness that is the hallmark appearance for this style.
“The reception for this beer has been amazing,” says Brooks. “People are enjoying the juicy notes of this beer and it’s a great addition to our portfolio of IPA’s.”
North Island IPA is available as a seasonal selection in six-packs, 22oz, and on draft throughout the company’s distribution network, now through March. For more information about North Island IPA and where to find the beer near you, please visit coronadobrewing.com/beer/north-island-ipa/. Stay Coastal. Cheers.
Label Copy: This New England-style IPA is bursting with ripe, tropical juiciness. A hefty dose of Columbus, Centennial, Citra and Mosaic hops produce bright notes of mango, orange, and melon. British ale yeast accentuates the hop fruitiness and gives this unfiltered beer a dense, foggy haze like the coastal marine layer swallowing the north side of our island.
Specs: 7.5% ABV 40 IBU
Release Date: January 1, 2017
Packaging: Six-pack glass, 22oz, draft
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 19 US states and twelve 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.