Bear Republic Adds New Brew to Bottled Offerings
Café Racer 15, a popular and award-winning Double IPA from Healdsburg/Cloverdale brewery, goes on sale by the bottle or six next month.
by Christian Kallen
Starting next month, the Bear Republic Brewing Company will be adding another popular, award-winning beer to their seasonal bottled selections.
Café Racer 15 will be arriving in select areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia during the first week of July. This will shortly be followed by distribution in Maryland, Texas, Ohio, Arizona, and additional California and New York markets.
A Double IPA, Café Racer 15 is a Silver Medal Winner at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival in the Imperial India Pale Ale Category up against 128 other entries.
Café Racer 15™ is described as featuring aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops, complimented by a dry malt finish. The result is a high revving Double IPA that is loud and assertive, much like the rebellious street racers who inspired it.
Brewmaster/COO Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove states, “Café represents to Bear Republic the final medal win in the IPA categories, with Gold, Silver, and Bronze. It’s very much like hitting a cycle in baseball.”
Pairing Suggestions: Spicy Foods, Savory Dishes, Poultry & Pork Dishes, Parmesan Cheese, Aged Cheddar & Sheep’s Milk Cheeses
Availability: Limited 22 oz. bottles and draft, beginning in July
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook ABV:
Specs: 9.75% – IBUs: 100+ – Double IPA