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 CBC 18

  • ABV: 10%
  • Bitterness: 80 IBU
  • Package: 22oz and Draft
  • Release: August 2014
  • Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, Nugget
  • Malts: 2-Row malted barley, light caramel malt, wheat malt
  • Yeast: Cal Ale

Where to find it:

Coronado Brewing 18th Anniversary Ale will be sold in California at CBC’s two facilities on tap and in 22 ounce bottles. Also available in Hawaii, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, and internationally in Mexico, Brazil, Japan, South Korea and Sweden.

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