(Coronado, CA) — Coronado Brewing Company’s bold and fruity Sock Knocker Imperial IPA launches this May as part of the company’s Brewer’s Series. This seasonal series features beer produced in partnership with fellow brewers, and in Sock Knocker’s case, small-batch brews. Sock Knocker pours golden orange, with a hoppy, citrus flavor that lingers well into the finish. Amarillo, Centennial, Columbus and Simcoe hops unite to create an immensely floral, botanical nose and a veritable explosion of citrus and pine on the palate. With an even more obscene hop overload than Coronado’s infamous Idiot IPA, Sock Knocker is an India Pale Ale truly deserving of its imperial crown.
Sock Knocker IIPA specs:
Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
Bitterness: 90 IBU
Package: 22 ounce bottles, draught 1/6 bbl and 1/2 bbl
Release: May 2014
Malts: Wheat malt, biscuit malt, 2 row
Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo
Yeast: Cal Ale
Where to find it:
Sock Knocker IIPA will be available in Alberta, Canada and 12 states: Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington. It will also go to Japan, New Zealand and Sweden.
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. CBC brews abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales staying true to their San Diego roots. They began distributing their beers throughout the local market, and today you can find Coronado beers in 17 states across the US. In addition to their long established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013.