Saturday, November 15, 2014

Coronado Brewing Company Anniversary – 18th Annual Specialty Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Coronado Brewing Company Anniversary – 18th Annual Specialty Ale. I picked up this bottle at Plaza Bottle Shop in San Leandro (here). They carry lots of special beers before many of the other local bottle shops. If you find yourself in San Leandro, check this place out!

From the Coronado Brewing Company website: “We are always looking for opportunities to get creative around the brewhouse, and the celebration of another year of passionate brewing is the best opportunity we can think of. As such, we revel in the challenge of coming up with a new and interesting brew each year under our "Anniversary" label worthy of both paying homage to our past and the new year of brewing that lays ahead.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a light orange color with a nice white head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Citrus, pine, floral and tropical hops mixed with caramel and biscuit malts.
Taste: Tropical, citrus and pine hop bitterness balanced nicely with caramel and biscuit malts.
Overall: Solid and delicious, Coronado Brewing Company 18th Anniversary Specialty Ale is excellent.  This 10% ABV Double IPA is absolutely worth picking up if you’re a fan of the style.  I’ve purchased a few now…finally getting around to getting this review written.  If you can find some, try it!


Mark Harvey

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