San Diego, CA – December 5, 2017 – Coronado Brewing Company is continuing the expansion of its Bay Park Brewery and Tasting Room with the addition of a quick-service kitchen. The new kitchen gives Coronado customers a reliable food option to enjoy with the 25 Coronado beers on tap at the Tasting Room. “We’ve been talking about a kitchen in this space since we first opened in 2013,” says Kasey Chapman, COO, Coronado Brewing Company. “The kitchen enables us to host more events, create special menu items to pair with our beers, and offer food throughout the day and into the evening.” The kitchen is currently in its soft opening, with an official opening date set for this Thursday, December 7, 2017.
The curated menu revolves around beer-friendly pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. “We wanted options that allow us to execute in an efficient and consistent manner,” says Chapman. The company is no stranger to food, having operated a successful brewpub on Coronado Island since 1996, and another quick service location in Imperial Beach since 2014.
The new kitchen is one of many changes happening at the company’s brewery and tasting room. Over the past year, the company has invested in three new bright tanks and a GEA centrifuge. Construction is currently underway to add windows and climate control to the tasting room eating/drinking space, while making room for a new 72-head bottling line, that is expected to be completed in spring of 2018. “We want our tasting room to be a relaxed space where people feel comfortable hanging out for a while, and watching the action in the brewhouse and packaging lines,” says Chapman.
The company also has plans for an expanded outdoor beer garden in 2018. The outdoor space will allow for additional capacity and will feature more seating, fire pits, string lighting, and games. For more information about the new kitchen, please visit www.coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.
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 Coronado Brewing stays true to its San Diego roots, brewing a diverse portfolio specializing in abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, available in 16 US states and 12 countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company operates a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California. Coronado Brewing Company is the proud recipient of one of the brewing industry’s most prestigious awards-World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-Size Brewing Company, 2014.
This article originally appeared on craftbeer.com