Coronado Brewing Co.

In 1996, brothers Ron and Rick Chapman realized a long-time dream and got ahead of the craft brew curve in a big way, opening a brewpub in the heart of their hometown of Coronado. Back then, craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to a mere handful of breweries. The Chapmans had a clear-cut mission – to celebrate their islander roots through the creation of exceptional beer. And with those noble ideals, Coronado Brewing Company was born. In no time, CBC became the pride and joy of the Crown City behind an assortment of abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales. By 2010, CBC was brewing about 5,000 barrels of beer per year, allowing them to expand their reach beyond California. In 2012, CBC grew their empire, building a brand new 30-barrel brewhouse in a 22,000 square foot building in San Diego’s Tecolote Canyon area. CBC’s come a long way over the past 17 years, but through it all, has remained an operation astutely focused on hometown pride and respect for the art of crafting quality beer.

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