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GRAND-AM™ LATEST BEER TO JOIN BEAR REPUBLIC'S YEAR ROUND BOTTLED LINEUP

Bear Republic Brewing Company® is proud to announce that Grand-Am™ will now be available in 12 oz. six-packs. A new national pale ale release, Grand-American or Grand-Am™ is a quaffable and sessionable ale that truly represents the West Coast style.

"We are very happy to be releasing our American Pale Ale, Grand-Am™ to the public in bottles for the first time this spring. Replacing XP Pale Ale™ in our year-round lineup, we feel that it truly measures up to its comrades in the "Racer" family and has solidified its place at Bear Republic," states Brewmaster and COO Richard Norgrove.

Bear Republic will roll out its release during the month of April, starting with an initial first round to begin at the brewpub in Healdsburg on April 5. During April 5-6, Bear Republic invites you to stop in for a special epicurean pairing of Grand-Am™ with local cheeses and salami, for just $18.

The initial release is to select markets listed below on April 7, with full national distribution to follow by April 15, and export shipments available by May 1.

Markets to Receive First Week Shipments:

Northern California - 4/7/14
Virginia - 4/7/14
Massachusetts - 4/7/14
Pennsylvania - 4/7/14

To find out where you can find a six-pack near you, visit www.bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker.

About the Beer:

Grand-Am™ won the Gold Award at the 2013 California State Fair in the American Pale Ale category.

Description: Inspired by our team's passion for racing, Grand-Am™ is an American Pale Ale worthy of the "Racer" family. True to our roots, this sessionable yet assertive ale balances both classic and new American hop varieties with a distinct malt backbone. Start your engines...

Pairing Suggestions: Pizza, burgers, salad, poultry, beef, and parmesan cheese
Availability: 12 oz. 6-packs and Draft
Hops: Galena, Cascade, Crystal, Amarillo
ABV: 6.5% - IBUs: 45 - American Pale Ale

Bear Republic® develops hand-crafted ales and lagers brewed and aged using the
traditional "art" of the masters. All ingredients are hand selected for each batch. Bear Republic works hard to foster a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.