Bear Republic Brewing Company has released not one, but TWO new six-packs. We know, it’s the best news you’ve heard all day!
The latest addition to the market is fan favorite IPA, Hop Shovel, previously only available on draft.
Winter seasonal release Café Racer 15 is back in 22 oz. bombers and is now available in six-packs, marking the official launch of the Double IPA series. Who’s thirsty now?
Hop Shovel – this pale and hoppy IPA was brewed with a high proportion of wheat and rye for a smooth, well-rounded flavor and mouthfeel. Overflowing scoops of hop varieties Mosaic, Meridian, and Denali were added to create huge tropical and citrus notes.
A great beer to enjoy by yourself or with friends, Hop Shovel pairs perfectly with spicy foods and barbecue, such as wings, burgers, and grilled vegetables.
Stats – ABV: 7.5% – IBUs: 100 – Color: Yellow – American India Pale Ale
Café Racer 15 – originally brewed in celebration of Bear Republic’s fifteenth anniversary, this beer quickly became a brew team favorite. Named in honor of the spirit of the counterculture street racer motorcyclists and our brewmaster’s first racing bike, number fifteen, Café Racer 15 is an assertive Double IPA with an intense grapefruit flavor and faint honey character.
Although perfect to indulge in by itself, the hoppiness of the beer pairs well with spicy and savory dishes, and cheeses such as aged cheddar and Parmesan.
Stats – ABV: 9.75% – IBUs: 100+ – Color: Golden – Double India Pale Ale
What the Brewers Say
Brewmaster and COO, Richard G. Norgrove: “We are very excited to release these beers in six-packs and continue the Bear Republic legacy.”
Master Brewer, Peter Kruger: “These are some of our favorite beers to brew. We are very happy to add these to our lineup and hope everyone enjoys them as much as we do.”
Silver medal winner at the 2015 California State Fair – American IPA category
Bronze medal winner at the 2016 California State Fair – American IPA category
Café Racer 15:
Silver medal winner at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival® – Imperial IPA category
Winner at the 2014 Good Food Awards – Beer category
Where to Find the Beer
These beers are on tap now at our brewpub in Healdsburg, California. To find these beers or any of our other products near you, use our online bear tracker.
Founded over twenty years ago by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company has become one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California. With a growing portfolio of craft beers, Bear Republic maintains a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.
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