Cloverdale, CA—Bear Republic Brewing Company is adding another popular, award winning beer to their seasonal bottled offerings, Black Racer. Currently being bottled and kegged, Black Racer will be landing on shelves in select areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia during the first week of April. This will shortly be followed by distribution in Maryland, Texas, Ohio, Arizona, and additional California and New York markets.
Brewmaster/COO Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove and Master Brewer Peter Kruger state, “We feel that we have put our California spin on this Pacific Northwest style, and have the hardware to prove its place among the great.”
A Black IPA, Black Racer is a 2012 World Beer Cup Gold Award winner in the American Style Black Ale Category and a Bronze Medal winner at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the American Style Black Ale Category.
Description: Black Racer blends Bear Republic’s love of hops with the Pacific Northwest’s appreciation for dark ales. Our pit crew brews this award winning ale which boldly defines a new frontier of flavors and always maintains pole position. Race to the Dark Side.
Pairing Suggestions: Roasted artichokes, spicy foods, cured meats, soft cheeses, beef, poultry, pork
Availability: Limited 22 oz. bottles and draft, beginning April 1st
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo
ABV: 8.1% – IBUs: 75+ – Black IPA
Company: Bear Republic Brewing Company, Inc.
Contact: Kate Gratto-Bachman