Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Brewery Project: Coronado Brewing Co. Knoxville facility
Coronado Brewing Co. Knoxville facility was just such a time. I've been anxiously awaiting the opening since posting this last August. The unadvertised opening of the large production facility was kept fairly quiet, and so was the brewery at the time of my visit. With a spacious tasting area directly connected to the brewing floor, it's the perfect place to sip on your favorite brew while watching all the action take place. There are also a couple of flat panels hanging above the bar to add further entertainment. I treated myself to a couple new beers. Holly-Daze, a 7.8% Holiday/Winter Ale was warming, spicy, and delicious. Hibiscus IPA, their collaboration with Maui Brewing Co. benefiting Beer 4 Boobs, bears a beautiful pink hue in support of breast cancer awareness. Floral from the addition of hibiscus flowers, yet hoppy from the Centennial, Chinook, and Nugget hops, this was a very drinkable, refreshing, and delightful brew. With beers like these and this beautiful new space to enjoy them in, I can't imagine ever having a bad time hanging out here. Word will spread, people will come, and good times will be had by all.