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Mims Distributing Company Adds Coronado Brewing Company to Its Portfolio

North Carolina Distributor Taps San Diego Brewery and Current World Beer Cup Mid-Sized Brewery Champions to Expand Selection for Beer Lovers Statewide.

Raleigh, NC, April 23, 2015 --( Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has announced the addition of Coronado Brewing Company to its lineup of brewing partners. The San Diego-based brewer offers beer lovers 14 award-winning ales including Islander IPA, Orange Avenue Wit and Mermaid’s Red.

Brothers Ron and Rick Chapman founded Coronado Brewing Company in 1996 as a brewpub with a mission to celebrate their Southern California islander roots through the creation of exceptional beer. As demand grew throughout the San Diego community, Coronado Brewing Company expanded beyond the brewpub and partnered with a local craft distribution company to bring their hand-crafted brews throughout the state. By 2014, Coronado Brewing Company had expanded outside of California into over 20 states and ten countries and has opened a 22,000-square-foot building to keep up with growing demand.

Coronado Brewing Company focuses on bringing abundantly hoppy West Coast style ales to beer lovers throughout the country. The brewery and its brewmasters are currently the World Beer Cup Mid-Sized Brewery Champions, one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, with its Islander IPA winning a gold medal in the IPA category. Additionally, this past year Coronado Brewing Company opened a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California.

The Triangle has become renowned for its distinguished craft beer industry. The state boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the South—more than 100 breweries and brewpubs. The Research Triangle area is gaining national recognition for its growing beer culture and number of craft breweries.

For more information on Coronado Brewing Company, visit

“We are so pleased to bring Coronado Brewing Company’s West Coast ales to North Carolina,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing Company. “When looking for beer or wine partners, we want to form relationships with those that share our same values and passion for the industry. Coronado certainly fits the mold and we are excited to begin working with them.”

“North Carolina is a craft beer haven. We are thrilled to partner with Mims Distributing to bring our brews to the area.” said Rick Chapman, Coronado Brewing Company co-founder and president. “North Carolinians have discriminating tastes and appreciate great brews. We are honored to become part of their craft beer community.”

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About Mims Distributing:
Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers also share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Mims Distributing also recently reentered the wine distribution business. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit

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 20 states across the US and ten countries. 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. The past year has been very rewarding for the brewery; they opened their new tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, CA. Winning Champion Mid Size Brewery and Brewmaster at World Beer Cup in Denver awarded them with one of the most prestigious distinctions in the industry.

Coronado Brewing Company:
Instagram: @CoronadoBrewing
Twitter: @CoronadoBrewing
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