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Bear Republic Adds Hop Shovel IPA to Year-Round Lineup

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Sonoma County, CA (January 19, 2017)—In keeping with the tradition of honest ales and lagers, Bear Republic Brewing Company has released fan favorite IPA, Hop Shovel, in six-packs. Previously only available in draft, Hop Shovel joins the ranks of its brothers Racer 5, Grand-Am, Pace Car Racer, and Double Aught in the year-round lineup.

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.

Master Brewer, Peter Kruger, states “Hop Shovel is one of our favorite beers to brew. We are very happy to add this to our year-round lineup and hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.”

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.

A silver and bronze medal winner at the 2015 and 2016 California State Fair in the American India Pale Ale category, Hop Shovel has become one of Bear Republic’s most desired offerings.

Hop Shovel is available in draft and 6-packs.

Bear Republic Brewing Company was founded over twenty years ago by the Norgrove family to create quality handcrafted beers, while maintaining a sense of loyalty and tradition. With a growing portfolio of craft beers, Bear Republic has become one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California.

Hop Shovel is on tap now and will be available in six packs starting tomorrow, 1/20/17 at Bear Republic’s brewpub in Healdsburg, California. To find Hop Shovel near you, visit


ABV: 7.5% – IBUs: 100 – Color: Yellow – American India Pale Ale

Untappd: 4 stars – Beer Advocate: 89/100 – Ratebeer: 98/100

Tasting Notes:

Pairing Suggestions: Spicy Foods, Burgers, Barbecue, Grilled Vegetables, Wings

Overall: Hop Shovel is dry, but with a soft and rounded mouthfeel achieved by using a high proportion of wheat and rye. Hop varieties Mosaic, Meridian, and Denali provide an abundance of flavor and aroma.



Founded in 1995, we are a family-owned brewery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California. Founded by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, we pride ourselves on heritage. Our love for quality craft beers grew us into the family-owned and team oriented business we are today. Our brewpub is located in historic Healdsburg, California, where cultivation, art, and creativity have thrived for centuries. The brewpub hopes to create an atmosphere that locals can call their own and makes visitors feel at home.

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