(San Diego, CA) – Coronado Brewing Company is excited to announce a tropical twist to its core lineup, with the addition of Guava Islander IPA. Coronado Brewing is no stranger to brewing with fruit-the company was an early pioneer with its bestselling Orange Ave. Wit, as well as the cult-favorite seasonal, Berry the Hatchet. “has a rich history of brewing with fruit,” says Brandon Richards, COO, Coronado Brewing Company. “We’ve been experimenting with fruits in our beers for twenty years, and recently fans have been begging us to brew an IPA with fruit. After a lot of experimentation, we decided guavas really bring out the tropical notes from the hops we use,” says Richards.
Guava Islander is a tropical spin on the company’s 2014 World Beer Cup gold-medal winning Islander IPA. The beer is brewed with a whopping eight pounds of all natural pink guava puree per barrel of beer, giving Guava Islander a robust, fruit-forward aroma and flavor. “Pink guavas are known for being intensely aromatic, with a sweet pear and strawberry-like flavor,” says Ryan Brooks, Brewmaster, Brewing. “We wanted the fruit to come through in a natural way that complements the bright citrus notes of the Centennial and Columbus hops we use for bittering and dry-hopping.” The end result is a robust, unfiltered IPA with the perfect balance of juicy, tropical fruit flavor and citrusy hop bitterness.
Guava Islander joins Coronado‘s year round lineup of beers, including Islander IPA, Stingray IPA, Mermaid’s Red, Orange Ave. Wit, Idiot IPA, Seacoast Pilsner, and Easy Up Pale Ale.Coronado will launch Guava Islander on draft and in 22oz glass bottles in mid-October, with six-pack cans following in March. Guava Islander will be available across the company’s distribution network of 19 states.
For more information about Coronado Brewing and Guava Islander, visit http://coronadobrewing.com/
Tropical fruit meets tropical vibes in this “guavacated” version of our Islander IPA. Brewed with the classic West Coast combo of Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops, this beer gets the tropical treatment with a hefty dose of fresh guava puree. The result is a surprisingly smooth, unfiltered IPA bursting with tropical goodness that’s sure to put you in that island state of mind.
Release Date: October 15, 2016
Packaging: 22oz glass, draft, cans (coming early Spring)
About CoronadoBrewing 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 18 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.