Coronado Brewing Located in Coronado, San Diego
One of San Diego's oldest craft breweries, Coronado Brewing started out small in its brewpub near the Coronado Ferry Landing back in 1996. Today it distributes beer to more than 20 states and 15 foreign countries, and has locations in Imperial Beach and Bay Park. The latter's where it produced the delicious brews that earned it possibly the most prestigious beer award on the planet in 2014: Champion Mid-Size Brewing Company at the biennial World Beer Cup.
Starting out as a brewpub means Coronado's always produced beers with a mind towards pairing with food, and a couple of its longstanding favorites reflect this. It's Mermaid Red ale boasts toffee malts and a dry finish to make it a great match with anything from BBQ to pizza. For more delicately flavored dishes, it's pretty impossible to go wrong washing them down with Coronado's celebrated Orange Ave. Wit, a citrusy Belgian style wheat beer flavored with orange zest, coriander and honey.
Of course, every OG San Diego craft beer brand has an OG IPA, and Coronado's award-winning Islander IPA beautifully delivers piney hop bitterness and grapefruit aromas that go exceptionally well with burgers, or San Diego's other foodie love: tacos.