For too long, inferior beer has ruled the golf course. By brewing a fleet of crushers and a line of cans that could’ve been designed by Vineyard Vines, Temecula’s Coronado Brewing has mounted a challenge to this long-entrenched macro territory. Weekend Vibes is their sunkissed flagship, an IPA made for day drinkers.
Weekend Vibes pours a radiant pineapple-yellow. It practically glows. But this is ultimately a koozie beer. If you’re drinking it right, you’ll never see Weekend Vibes outside of its uber-preppy can.
Imagine the smell of a freshly cut putting green strewn with juiced lemons, or a ripe papaya smashed into the sand trap with a five iron. That’s the olfactory experience of Weekend Vibes. It erupts with so much tropical seduction that you’re not even sure if there is any malt in this beer.
While bitter—60 IBU is nothing to scoff at—Weekend Vibes’ goal is to keep you drinking.”
Coronado sells Weekend Vibes as a “San Diego-style” IPA, which would lead you to think it’s a tongue-scraping alpha monster. While bitter—60 IBU is nothing to scoff at—Weekend Vibes’ goal is to keep you drinking. You get a tickle of resinous hops, but that’s just a complement to the bouquet of grapefruit, passionfruit, and mandarin orange that dominates the flavor.
Golf pros are always talking about elevating your game, but they never talk about upping the quality of beer in your cart. Long days on the links call for something juicy and fun. A verdant can of sunshine that will propel you from tee to tee. Next time you head out, shove a four pack of Weekend Vibes into your bag. Your foursome will thank you for the change of pace.