Tasting rooms are all the rage today and for good reason: Brewers get more exposure for their beer and brand without having the complications of a full-blown brewpub. The Coronado Brewing Co., based in San Diego, recently celebrated the opening of its new 750-sq. ft., 25 -tap tasting room located within its recently completed 20,000 sq. ft. production facility in the city of San Diego.
The tasting room’s soft opening was on Jan. 12 and featured food from locally acclaimed food truck forerunners MiHo Gastrotruck. The grand opening is planned for February. Final touches will be applied to the tasting room during the soft opening period. Once complete, it will be equipped with a cask station, nitro tap and a retail component selling Coronado Brewing Co. beers — four-packs, six-packs and 22-ounce bottles — glassware, apparel and additional merchandise. In addition to watching the brewing process play out from stools and a large communal table, visitors to the tasting room will be able to sample the company’s core line of beers as well as a variety of rare and limited edition specialty brews.
Coronado Brewing Co.’s tasting room is located at 1205 Knoxville Street in San Diego’s Bay Park community. Hours of operation are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.