Bear Republic Beers are In

Just got in our order of Bear Republic Brewing Company Beers.

Bear Republic won the 2006 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Small Brewing Company of the Year award.

Their Racer 5 IPA just won a Gold medal at this years GABF.

Currenly we only have about 12 cases of each so don't wait too long.

Racer 5 IPA

This is a full bodied beer using American grains. Bear Republic's goal was to create a base for showing off the unique floral qualities of two Pacific Northwest hops, Columbus and Cascade. Columbus is a new hybrid High Alpha Acid hop used mostly for bittering, but used heavily as an aromatic in this bold brew. Cascade is the balance that ties the malt and bittering hops together.

One of the most celebrated IPA's brewed anywhere. Here is a list of some of it's awards:
2004 L.A. Commercial Brewing Competition, Silver Medal Winner; 2004 World Beer Cup, Silver Medal Winner; 2001 Real Ale Festival, San Diego, Gold Medal Winner; 2001 Real Ale Festival, Chicago, Gold Medal Winner; 1999 Great Amercian Beer Festival, Gold Medal Winner; California State Fair Bronze Medal, 1997 Beerfest Invitational.

og 1.070, ABV 7.0%, IBU 69.

Red Rocket Ale

This fiery red ale is not for the weak at heart. It originally started out as a Scottish red ale but has taken on flavors of its own. This is a very complex recipe using five different grains to achieve its unique flavor. The caramel malt used is a mixture of Belgian Caravienne and Hugh Bairds Crystal malts. Red Rocket is a full bodied, hoppy brew which finishes on the palate with caramel malts. Centennial and Cascade hops are used for bittering and aroma.

2004 L.A. Commercial Brewing Competition, Gold Medal Winner; 2004 West Coast Commercial Brewers Competition, First Place; 2003 California State Fair, Gold MedalWinner; 2002 California State Fair, Silver Medal Winner; 2001 California State Fair Gold Medal Winner; 2001 Real Ale Festival, Chicago, Bronze Medal Winner; 2000 California State Fair, Bronze Medal Winner; 1999 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal Winner; 1998 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal Winner

og 1.067, ABV 6.8%, IBU 65+.

XP Pale Ale

Bear Republic's interpretation of a classic pale ale. Their "XP" (exceptional pale) has a golden color, and is very light bodied with a noticeable hop aroma and bittering element that just teases the hopheads but satisfies the newest of microbrewed ale drinkers. This beer is brewed with American Two Row, English wheat, Belgian, and Dextrin malts. Mix this with just the right amounts of Cascade and Centennial hops and you've got a winner!!

2003 Real Ale Festival, Chicago, Bronze Medal Winner; 2001 North American Brewers' Awards, Gold Medal Winner; 2000 California State Fair, Bronze Medal Winner; 1997 Beerfest Invitational, Bronze Medal Winner

og 1.052, ABV 5.4%, IBU 55.

Hop Rod Rye

Essentially a bold American IPA made with 20% rye malt. Darker in color, Hop Rod Rye boasts a huge hop aroma and flavor accompanied by a slightly sweet, malty finish. A.V.B. of 8.0%.

2004 California State Fair, Silver Medal Winner; 2002 National Real Ale Festival, Chicago, Gold Medal Winner; 2001 San Diego Real Ale Festival, Silver Medal Winner & Best of Show (Runner Up)

og 1.074, ABV 8.0%, IBU 90+.

Big Bear Stout

Big Bear, as the name implies, is a hefty, black, Russian Imperial-style stout. This bold stout boasts a rich, caramel sweetness lavished by a robust, deep-roasted heartiness you can sink your teeth into. ...Big Bear's bold flavors are produced using a blend of Belgian and English roasted barley and crystal malts. Some unique flavors come forth in the malt character. ...Louisiana sweet molasses and dark brown sugar. This dark brew is well hopped with Chinook and Cascade hops, which are somewhat, masked by the malt. This is a balanced bold brew boasting an A.V.B. of 8.1% that can creep up on you, "so don't get mauled". It has a dry roasted quality that masks its' high alchohol content, so drink responsibly.

2004 California State Fair, Silver Medal Winner; 2002 World Beer Cup, Gold Medal Winner; 2002 Annual Bistro Beer Festival, Hayward, Gold Medal Winner; 2001 North American Brewers' Award, Honorable Mention

og 1.076, ABV 8.1%, IBU 68.

Pete Brown's Tribute Ale

Bear Republic's rendition of an American brown ale with the addition of molasses and brown sugar for more body and a slightly higher alchohol content.

2004 Great American Beer Festival, Gold Medal Winner, Brown Porter Category; 2003 California State Fair, Bronze Certificate Winner.