Coronado Brewing to Release Early Bird Cold Brew Milk Stout

San Diego, CA — Fall is in the air, and cold brew is on our minds. Coronado Brewing Company is celebrating the changing of the seasons-as much as one can, in San Diego-with the release of Early Bird Cold Brew Milk Stout. The beer was originally brewed last year as an R&D small-batch for San Diego Beer Week, and it was so well-received that the company brought it back on a larger scale this year, in both 22oz bottles and 12oz can six-packs.

“Early Bird starts as a classic milk stout,” says Mark Theisen, Lead Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “We originally brewed this for a beer and donut event, so we wanted to have fun by adding coffee as an ode to it being a breakfast beer.” Coronado approached its neighbors down the street, award-winning Bird Rock Coffee & Roasters. After several cuppings, the team decided on a robust French Roast, and the final beer uses more than one pound of coffee per barrel of beer. “You can really taste the coffee in Early Bird. It adds a lot of complexity and pairs really well with the chocolate and complex maltiness,” says Theisen. ”

Early Bird Cold Brew Milk Stout hits shelves late September and will be available throughout the company’s distribution footprint. For more information about Early Bird, visit Stay Coastal. Cheers.

Early Bird Cold Brew Milk Stout:

  • Style: Milk Stout w/ coffee and chocolate
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Package: 22oz, 12oz six-pack, draft
  • Release: October
  • Availability: Coronado’s distribution network

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 16 US states and twelve countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility in 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.


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