Coronado, CA. — It’s been 17 years since Coronado Brewing brewed its first hoppy West Coast style ale, and this month the Southern California beers will head north to taps and shelves in Portland, Oregon. Coronado’s hoppy IPA’s, stouts and Imperial ales are well known throughout California, Arizona and Florida as they quickly blazing a trail across the US. This marks the 14th state the brewer will be bringing its lineup of beers to, which includes Islander IPA, Idiot IPA, Orange Ave Wit, Mermaids Red, Blue Bridge Coffee Stout and its winter seasonal Stupid Stout.
Coronado will kick off its Oregon presence with 4 key events where Coronado staff and brewer Ryan Brooks will be on-hand. Stupid Stout, Wind Chime Lime and Hibiscus IPA are among the offerings that will be tapped:
ÔÇó November 19th : Meet the Brewer at Belmont Station, 5pm — 8:00 pm
ÔÇó November 19th : Five new beers on draught at Green Dragon, 5pm — 8:00 pm
ÔÇó November 20th: Meet the Brewer at Roscoe’s, 5pm — 8:00 pm
ÔÇó November 20th: Four new beers on draught and bottles at Hop & Vine-Killingsworth
The beer will be distributed through General Distributors in Oregon City. “The partnership with Coronado brings an interesting new choice to Oregon craft beer drinkers that was only till now available when they traveled south,” said vice president Jim Fick. “You can taste the experience that went into each batch. The huge hoppy ales and balanced ABV’s make it fun to drink and the tropical notes mix well with piney notes to bring a burst of sunshine this winter.”
“We are very excited to add General Distributors to our existing footprint with Great Artisan Beverage in the Northwest.” said Brandon Richards, Coronado sales and marketing director. “When we met with Jim and his team, we were very impressed with their plans to grow their craft business in a competitive market.”
Where to find it:
Coronado is sold in 13 other US states: California, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York and Connecticut.
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. The Chapmans brew abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, with their early success driving demand outside the brewpub. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 13 states across the US. As well as a pub and restaurant, the company launched a tasting room in San Diego in early 2013.
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