Coronado Brewing Company (Coronado, California) recently announced that they have joined forces with Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) to combine their award-winning skills in the creation of Conquista IPA.
In an act of unity that brings the East Coast and West Coast IPA together, Wayne Wambles – Brewmaster at Cigar City Brewing – partnered with Ryan Brooks – Brewmaster at Coronado Brewing – “to brew a west coast-inspired IPA featuring Polaris, a new German varietal prized for its complex pineapple and herb notes.” To ensure that these hops were nothing but quality, Brooks ventured to Germany “to hand-select the Polaris hops used for this beer.” Equinox and Simcoe hops were then added to Conquista IPA’s recipe to yield a hop-forward beer full of “earthy, resiny, ripe mango, and herbaceous notes.”
“Wayne and I both love IPA’s and we wanted to brew something we’d enjoy drinking,” says Ryan Brooks, Brewmaster, Coronado Brewing Company. “We knew we wanted the beer to be dank and juicy, and we definitely achieved that with Conquista.”
Conquista IPA is available now in 22 oz. bottles and on draft. This limited, collaboration release can be found at select craft beer-friendly establishments in Florida, California and throughout the rest of Coronado Brewing’s distribution network. Track down a bottle of Conquista IPA and enjoy the best of both coasts thanks to the talents of Coronado Brewing Company and Cigar City Brewing. Prost!
Vital Information for Conquista IPA from Coronado Brewing Company & Cigar City Brewing
Release – Limited/Collaboration, launches late February 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
IBUs – 55
Featured Hops – Polaris, Equinox & Simcoe
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – Coronado Brewing’s distribution area
Beer Finder – https://coronadobrewing.com/brew-finder-2/