June 30, 2016 11:00 am Published by


Sonoma County, CA (June 30, 2016)—Now that summer has officially begun, sit back, relax, and enjoy Bear Republic’s summer seasonal offering, Apex. Over the last few years, this IPA (India Pale Ale) has become one of the most sought after beers, earning its place in the Bear Republic lineup.


Apex will make its annual return in 22oz. bottles and on draft at select retailers, bars, and restaurants where Bear Republic beer is sold, beginning in July. It will be available, locally, at the Healdsburg brewpub starting Friday, July 1.


RGN-headshot_2015“Apex is a beer that is always changing. What’s great about this beer is, every year the hop profile fluctuates a little, based on new hops and offerings available to us,” said Bear Republic Brewmaster/COO, Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove.


This year’s release highlights hop varieties, Ella and Azacca, giving it a very enjoyable floral, tropical, and citrusy aroma.


Norgrove continued, “Focusing on different hops each year is really what makes this beer so awesome to brew, and also to drink. It’s what makes it a Special IPA. I hope our fans enjoy this journey, along with me.”


About the Beer:


Notable Awards: Apex is a silver medal winner at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) in the American-Style India Pale Ale Category.


Beer Description: Apex: The highest point, the culmination or climax. In racing, the apex of the turn is approached differently as conditions dictate, but always with a forward looking mindset. We reserve the right to move forward, to advance the style to the next Apex.


Availability: Limited 22oz. bottles and draft


Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, El Dorado, Azacca, Ella


ABV: 8.25% –  IBUs: 100+ –  Color: Light Copper  –  American IPA


Tasting Notes:


Pairing Suggestions: Wings, Burgers, Spicy Dishes, Savory Dishes, Beef, Poultry, and Pork Dishes, Hard Cheeses, Aged Cheeses, and Sheep’s Milk


Overall: Aggressively hopped with varieties from the Pacific Northwest and Australia, this beer reflects what the brewers believe to be the Apex of IPA. The modifications to this year’s version include aroma hops Ella and Azacca. This beer is the culmination of years of brewing and drinking hop-forward IPAs.


To find out where you can buy bottles near you, visit www.bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker.


For more information about the beer, visit www.bearrepublic.com/beer/apex/.




Founded in 1995, we are a family-owned brewery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California. Founded by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, we pride ourselves on heritage. Our love for quality craft beers grew us into the family-owned and team oriented business we are today. Our brewpub is located in historic Healdsburg, California, where cultivation, art, and creativity has thrived for centuries. The brewpub hopes to create an atmosphere that locals can call their own and makes visitors feel at home.


For more information on Bear Republic Brewing Company®, please visit BearRepublic.com or our social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and The Bear Blog.


Media Contact: Kate Davis, Marketing & PR | (707) 894-2722 ext. 300 | [email protected]

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