The arrival of a top American brew from across The Atlantic is always a cause for celebration – especially when it’s a batch of hard-to-procure West Coast beers! California’s Bear Republic Brewing are renowned for their acclaimed beers and their efforts to ensure their brewing methods remain as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. This ethical approach has led to Bear Republic being held up as a prime example of just how impactful, or rather, non-intrusive, a brewery can be upon the local community and its surroundings – especially in the drought plagued and brewery heavy region of California.
While their carbon footprint may well be shrinking, their range of beer and reputation is constantly growing. You need only to head on over to RateBeer to discover just how highly regarded their range is amongst beer lovers. Now UK hopheads get to sample these ferociously good brews!
Seeing Bear Republic beers finally arrive in the HonestBrew bottle shop is particularly sweet due to the story behind their production. Back in 2014, the breweries goal to grow was dramatically halted by a fierce drought. Bear Republic took it upon themselves to quench this thirst for expansion by contributing $450,000 in development impact fees, an amount that provided the city of Cloverdale with the cash flow to immediately drill two essential wells – benefitting the brewery, local community and HonestBrew customers vastly. Grab a hold of one of these storied West Coast brews before they race away!
Bear Republic - Racer 5 - IPA 7.5%
This hoppy IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with malted barley, wheat, and crystal malts. The malt base is designed to highlight the unique floral qualities Columbus and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest.Racer 5is one of America’s most medal winning IPAs. There’s a trophy in every glass.
Bear Republic - Grand-Am - APA 6%
Inspired by Bear Republic’s passion for racing, Grand-Am is an American Pale Ale worthy of the “Racer” family. True to the brewery’s roots, this sessionable yet assertive ale balances both classic and new American hop varieties with a distinct malt backbone. Start your engines… Go!
Bear Republic - Red Rocket - Amber Ale 6.8%
Red Rocket Aleis a bastardized Scottish style red ale that traces its origins to Bear Republic’s homebrew roots. This full bodied and hoppy brew finishes on the palate with sweet, caramel malt flavours.