Coronado Brewing Company’s bold and fruity Sock Knocker Imperial IPA launches this April as part of the company’s Brewer’s Series. The return is also the start of the four-pack, 12-ounce offerings throughout the seasonal series that features beer produced in small-batch brews. Sock Knocker pours golden orange, with a hoppy, citrus flavor that lingers well into the finish. Amarillo, Centennial, Columbus and Simcoe hops unite to create an immensely floral, botanical nose and a veritable explosion of citrus and pine on the palate. With an even more obscene hop overload than Coronado’s infamous Idiot IPA, Sock Knocker is an India Pale Ale truly deserving of its imperial crown.
Sock Knocker IIPA specs:
- Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
- ABV: 8.5%
- Bitterness: 90 IBU
- Package: 22 ounce bottles, draught 1/6 bbl and 1/2 bbl
- Release: April 2015
- Malts: Wheat malt, biscuit malt, 2 row
- Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo
- Yeast: Cal Ale
Where to find Sock Knocker:
Sock Knocker IIPA will be available in Alberta, Canada and 12 states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin. It will also go to British Columbia, Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Japan.
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. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 21 states across the US and ten countries. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013. The past year has been very rewarding for the brewery; they opened their new tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, CA. Winning Champion Mid Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup in Denver awarded them with one of the most prestigious distinctions in the industry.
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