Coronado Brewing Company is participating in the fifth annual Ales for ALS™ program.
One-hundred-twenty-eight participating breweries from 36 states each brewed a unique beer using a hop blend provided by Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief – Hopunion (YCH HOPS).
Ales for ALS™ has raised more than $1,250,000 for ALS research, with proceeds benefiting the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). The ALS TDI’s mission is to discover and develop effective treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); there is currently no cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disease which affects 500,000 people worldwide.
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Coronado Brewing’s Buster 4 IPA is a tribute to Lou Gehrig, who was famously diagnosed with ALS at the height of his baseball career, and subsequently became a face for disease.
“We’ve proudly supported Ales for ALS from the beginning,” says Tyler Tucker, R&D Brewer, Coronado Brewing Company. “It’s a great cause and we’re honored that we can help give back. It’s amazing to see the craft beer community rally behind Ales for ALS™.”
Buster 4 IPA features the unique hop blend provided free-of-charge by YCH HOPS, including Citra, Loral, HBC 472, HBC 344, HBC 568, and HBC 431.
“This year’s blend is very complex, with layers of tropical fruit, citrus, and noble-like spiciness,” says Tucker. “We used 5.6 pounds of hops per barrel, compared to about 2 pounds in a typical IPA. The hops really shine in this beer!”
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The donated hops were used in the mash, late kettle additions, and dry-hoping for a big tropical and citrus aroma and flavor. Buster 4 IPA comes in at 6.0% and 50 IBUs, with a lingering, dry finish.
Buster 4 IPA will debut at the company’s Tasting Room on July 4, in honor of Gehrig’s retired #4. $1 from each pint sold will directly benefit ALS research. The beer will also be featured at the fourth annual Ales for ALS™ event at Faction Brewing Company, in Alameda, CA on July 22, 2017. Buster 4 IPA is part of Coronado Brewing’s ongoing commitment to the community; for more information, visit coronadobrewing.com. Stay Coastal. Cheers.
Buster 4 IPA
- Style: American IPA
- ABV: 6.0%
- Bitterness: 50 IBUs
- Hops: Citra, Loral, HBC 472, HBC 344, HBC 568, and HBC 431
- Package: Draft-only
- Release: 7/4/17 at Coronado Brewing Company Tasting Room
- Availability: California
About Coronado Brewing 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 16 US states and twelve countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside its San Diego production facility in 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
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