Brothers Rick and Ron Chapman, owners of Coronado Brewing Company, hosted the soft opening of their 750 square foot tasting room on Friday, which is housed in their new Bay Park area brewery (1205 Knoxville Street).
The 20,000 square foot space that other budding breweries, including Societe Brewing Co., had once considered (former mayor and "Brewtech" champion, Jerry Sanders, helped CBC smooth some initial logistical obstacles) is home to a 30-barrel brewing system (up and running since July) and new bottling line - it'll serve as the production headquarters, while their original Coronado Island brewpub will focus on specialty beers.
The tasting room's opening was delayed while the brewery tacked on additional upgrades — deluxe bathrooms, a wood trellis that covers the space — and the schedule is still in flux; CBC's Director of Brewing Operations, and current San Diego Brewers Guild President, Shawn DeWitt told Eater that they'll let the crowds help to gauge their hours but that they'll likely be open from 2 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and starting at noon on weekends. Among the 25 taps are CBC's limited release Hibiscus-infused IPA, a collaboration with Maui Brewing Co. and their Stupid Stout, available through January.
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