Friday, July 10, 2015

Bellevue Brewing Releasing Bohemian Pilsner

Bellevue Brewing is releasing a new year round beer tonight in their taproom called Bohemian Pilsner.  See details below.
Courtesy of Bellevue Brewing
We are pleased as a kid with a new puppy to announce that we are releasing our first lager tomorrow at 11:30a, a Bohemian Pilsner.

A few details below:
Bohemian Pilsner  29 BU | 5.0% ABV  | 12.0 P
Malt: Weyermann® Pilz, Schill® Pilz, Weyermann® Carafoam, Gambrinus® Honey Malt
Hops: Czech Saaz
Yeast: WLP 833
Aroma: Bright, noble hop aroma together with wisps of lemon zest, subtle floral notes, and slightly sweet malt notes.
Flavor: Balanced, herbal hops and soft, sweet malt with subtle notes of cashew and water biscuit.
Notes: This is a new Flagship, year-round style from the Bellevue Brewing Company.  Available beginning July 10, 2015 in our Taproom!

We have all sampled it here in the brewhouse and even contemplated keeping it for ourselves but decided that it was too good not to share.  I am confident enough in this beer to state that it’s one of the best representations of the style that I’ve ever tasted.  A bold statement for sure…but it just so happens to be true.

This beer will be available to local area accounts on Monday!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hopworks And Payette Brewing Releasing 24 Karat Pale Ale Brewed With Carrots July 15th

Here is a way to enjoy carrots and your beer all in one....Hopworks and Payette Brewing collaborated on a Pale Ale that was brewed with 50 pounds of organic carrots. See details below.

Courtesy of Hopworks
Hopworks Urban Brewery and Payette Brewing, the collaborating team that brought you Potato Gun Idaho Potato Ale (IPA), have joined forces again for a new brew that will have you seeing liquid gold. We’re not talking about Yukon Gold though, we’re talking about 24 Karat, a Pale Ale brewed with 50 lbs of organic carrots. The beer is an aggressive and earthy Pale Ale made with organic carrots and organic NW Cascade and Ahtanum hops. The beer is 6% ABV, and 65 IBUs with an additional 24 CBUs (Carrot Bittering Units).

Courtesy of Hopworks
Join HUB and Payette on July 15 from 6-9pm, at C Bar in Portland, for the 24 Karat Collaboration Beer Party. The night will feature beer from both breweries, including 24 Karat Pale Ale, swag giveaways, and each pint of HUB/Payette beer will give you 50 cents toward pinball.

24 Karat Collaboration Beer Party
Wed. July 15, 6-9pm
C Bar, 2880 SE Gladstone, Portland

Courtesy of Hopworks
You can also try 24 Karat at both Hopworks locations beginning Monday, July 13. A small number of 24 Karat kegs were sent to accounts in Oregon and to Payette Brewing in Idaho.

Courtesy of Hopworks

Beers Made By Walking Announces Summer 2015 Hikes in Bellingham

Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking
Beers Made By Walking Partners with Whatcom Land Trust
to Announce Summer 2015 Hikes with Breweries in Bellingham

Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers go on nature hikes and craft a unique beer inspired by the flora seen on the trail, is partnering with Whatcom Land Trust in summer 2015 for a series of public hikes with brewers and community members. For its inaugural season in Bellingham, a series of three hikes accompanied by Bellingham brewers will take place in July and August across Whatcom County. All of the hikes are free, but registration is required as space is limited.

Brewers attending the hikes are challenged to create a unique, place-based beer that serves as a drinkable, landscape portrait of the trails that are walked. The resulting beers will be served at a special tapping event in the fall in Bellingham, and proceeds from the beer sales will benefit Whatcom Land Trust.

The first hike is Saturday, July 11, at Canyon Lake Community Forest with Stones Throw Brewing. Registration for all three hikes begins two weeks from the hike date. The other hikes are Saturday, July 25, on the South Fork of the Nooksack River at Edfro Creek with Aslan Brewing, and Saturday, August 1, at Stimpson Family Nature Reserve with Boundary Bay Brewery. All of the hikes will take place on WLT-protected lands in Whatcom County.

All of the hikes are free, but registration is required. Online registration through Eventbrite will open approximately two weeks before each hike.

Hike Dates and Info

Saturday, July 11, 9am: Canyon Lake Community Forest - Registration Open Soon

Description: Join the first hike for Beers Made By Walking in Bellingham at Canyon Lake Community Forest. Join Bellingham brewers from Stones Throw Brewing as we explore this old-growth forest on a hike led by naturalists and Whatcom Land Trust. Canyon Lake Community Forest’s 2,250 acres includes 700 acres of ancient Alaskan yellow cedar, some of which are 1,000 years old. Since access to the site has been restricted over the past few years due to road wash out, Whatcom Land Trust and Beers Made By Walking are excited to offer this unique opportunity to explore this remote site!

Saturday, July 25, 12pm: Edfro Creek - Registration Open Soon

Description: Come take a hike along the South Fork of the Nooksack River at Edfro Creek with Bellingham brewers from Aslan Brewing. The hike will be led by naturalists and Whatcom Land Trust. The beautiful South Fork Valley is an important focus area for Whatcom Land Trust, where the mission is balancing protection of fish and wildlife habitat with farmland conservation.

Saturday, August 1, 12pm: Stimpson Family Nature Reserve - Registration Open Soon

Description: Come take a walk at Stimpson Family Nature Reserve with Bellingham brewers from Boundary Bay Brewery. The hike will be led by naturalists and Whatcom Land Trust. Walkers will explore the Lake Whatcom watershed, which provides drinking water for Bellingham. A well-maintained trail through the forest near Lake Whatcom wanders through quiet forests and offers beautiful views of two ponds on site.

About Whatcom Land Trust:
Whatcom Land Trust is a private non-profit organization committed to conserving wildlife habitat, agricultural and open space lands in Whatcom County for future generations by securing interests in land and promoting land stewardship.
About Beers Made By Walking:
Beers Made By Walking is a program that invites people to step outside and see the place they live in a new light. We invite brewers to take nature walks and make beer inspired by the plants identified on the trail. Since 2011, we have worked with over 90 breweries in Oregon, Colorado, North Carolina, and Washington. Our hiking and tasting events act as educational and fundraising programs for environmental organizations in the regions we serve.
BMBW website /// BMBW Facebook /// BMBW Twitter

Courtesy of Beers Made By Walking

No-Li Brewing All-Star Golden Ale Now Available At Avista Stadium

Courtsey of No-Li Brewhouse
Limited edition summer brew to be on tap in the Banner Bank Diamond Club  

SPOKANE, Wash. – No-Li Brewhouse’s All-Star Golden Ale will be on tap at Avista Stadium beginning on Saturday, July 4th

The limited edition Ale is an easy drinker; it's light, lager-like and as smooth as a double 
play ball. It celebrates everything we love about Spokane and reminds us how to enjoy a warm summer night… in a sold-out Avista Stadium with a cold, refreshing No-Li. It will be available in the Banner Bank Diamond Club concession stand, an exclusive area for Indians Ticket Package Holders.

The Golden Ale was brewed in celebration of the inaugural 2015 Northwest/Pioneer League All-Star Game presented by Cenex Zip Stores on Tuesday, August 4th. In addition, 22-ounce bottles can be found at participating stores, including No-Li Brewhouse, Total Wine, Yoke's Fresh Market, Rosauers, Super 1 Foods, Albertsons and Trader Joe’s.

Courtesy of No-Li Brewhouse
About the Indians

The Indians are the Short Season Class "A" affiliate for the Texas Rangers. Ticket Packages, Hospitality Areas and Single Game Tickets for the 2015 Spokane Indians season and All-Star Game presented by Cenex Zip Trip Stores are now available! Click here to view the 2015 schedule. For more information, please visit or call (509) 343-6886 (OTTO). Parking at all Spokane Indians games is FREE!

Breakside Brewing Charging Full Steam Into Oregon Craft Beer Month

Portland & Milwaukie, Oregon based Breakside Brewery is charging full steam into July, aka Oregon Craft Beer Month with the return of summer seasonal Passionfruit Sour and Post-Time Kolch, a Summer Luau party and new draft only seasonal beers. July also marks the return of Breakside Brewery to the Oregon Brewers Festival and kicks off Belmont Station's Puckerfest on July 14th.

Breakside Passionfruit Sour (July - September, 2015)
a refreshing sour ale with a kiss of tropical fruit our award-winning sour ale returns as our official summer seasonal. Passionfruit Sour is brewed in the tradition of a classic German Berliner weisse, and then we add a unique, tropical twist. We use lactic acid-producing bacteria to produce a beer that is light in body, extremely refreshing, and mouth puckeringly tart. The addition of passionfruit in our lagering tanks gives this beer an inviting stonefruit aroma.
5% ABV. 3 IBU. Malts: Two Row, German Wheat, Light Crystal. Hops: Hersbrucker. Special Ingredients: Passionfruit. Available in 22oz bottles and on draft next week.

Portland Passionfruit Sour Ale Bottle Release Party
Tuesday July 14th at 4pm
Belmont Station 4500 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

Join the fun as we kick off PuckerFest 9 with the release of Passionfruit Sour Ale.  Bottles and Draft will be available along side a selection of rare Breakside sour beers: Bricolage, Framboise and Bellwether.
Bend Passionfruit Sour Ale DRAFT Release Party
Tuesday July 21st 6pm
El Sancho 335 NE Dekalb Ave. Bend, OR. 97702

Five Breakside beers and one Modelo.  Passionfruit on draft.  Menu specials of Passionfruit Ceviche with Mahi Mahi and Phish tacos.  Same time as the Phish concert, hence the tacos.  Taplist as follows: Passionfruit Sour, IPA, Lunch Break, Pilsner and La Tormenta.

Bend Passionfruit Sour Ale Bottle Release Party
Tuesday July 21st 3-5pm
1121 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR 97701

Bottle release tasting at Newport Market.

Seattle Passionfruit Sour Ale Bottle Release Party
Wednesday July 29th 5-8pm
Chuck's Hop Shop on 85th in Seattle

Passionfruit bottle and draft release party.  6 Breakside beers on tap. Taplist as follows: Lunch Break ISA, Pilsner, India Golden Ale, Wanderlust IPA, Passionfruit Sour, Fest Lager and Braggadocio/Framboise blend.

Breakside Milwaukie Summer Luau
Sunday July 19th, 2015 Noon - 8pm
Breakside Milwaukie Taproom & Brewery 5821 SE International Way Milwaukie, OR 97222

Join Breakside at our Milwauke Taproom and Brewery for a special all-ages outdoor Luau on Sunday July 19th from Noon to 8pm.Featuring our new Passionfruit Sour Ale, Framboise, Mangolust and other special beers on tap.

Chef Mike Delaney will be grilling up a Hawaiian themed BBQ menu featuring: Kahlua Pork smoked in banana leaves, Kahlua pork sliders, mac salad, fried rice, Spam musubi, fruit salad Live luau dancers, guitar player and water misters and outdoor games.Kids tent with fun activities.
$15 includes souvenir glass & 4 tickets. Additional tix $1

Post-Time Kolsch (available July 1 - October 1, 2015)
we've crafted an easy-drinking golden ale with a kiss of hop flavor and a touch of malt-driven sweetness. We've stuck close to German tradition in making this beer while also injecting it with our own Oregon twist, combining imported German malts with Willamette Valley-grown hops. Whether you're floating a river, grilling with friends, or watching the races we guarantee that this beer will satisfy all your summer drinking needs. 5% ABV. 18 IBU. Malts: German Pilsner, Vienna. Hops: Mt. Hood. Available in 16oz cans & 4-packs now.
Also stay on the lookout for Rainbows & Unicorns, a new Breakside Session IPA made with flaked rice and El Doroado, Comet and Galaxy hops and brewed for the Oregon Brewers Festival this July 22-26th. A small amount of additional kegs will be available after the festival in Portland and Japan only.

Uber Offering Free Rides To 3rd Annual Lager Fest

The 3rd Annual Lager Fest is this weekend at the White Owl Social Club and Uber will be offering free rides to the Lager Fest.  See details below

7/9/2015 Portland, OR -
UBER in conjunction with White Owl Social Club's 3rd annual Lager Fest, a benefit for XRAY.FM, will be offering free rides to the festival this Saturday July 11th 2-10pm. Uber and the White Owl urge you to come out to Sip & Support the non-profit radio station by enjoying over 50 craft lagers on the huge patio in inner southeast Portland. The White Owl will also be supporting Uber's new Central Eastside Neighborhood Love initiative by giving away free passes to the first 10 Uber riders who show their receipt at the fest. The promo code: centraleast is good for both new and existing uber users.


Event Date: Saturday July 11th, 2015
Location: White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
Event Time: 2PM - 10PM
No pre-sale tickets - first come first serve at the door!
Extra Drink Tickets:
Cup + 5 tickets for $10 • 6 tickets for $10 • 3 tickets for $5 • 1 ticket for $2
Live Music by: COUNTRY TRASH
(First set at 5pm - Second Set at 10pm)


LagerFest Facebook Page

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Iron Horse Brewery Expanding

Courtesy of Iron Horse Brewery
Iron Horse Brewery Plans to Expand Production Facility, Reinforcing The Theory- Operating a Brewery is an Expensive Endeavor.

ELLENSBURG, WA  (July 15, 2015)- Iron Horse Brewery announced today that it plans to expand its production facility on Vantage Hwy in Ellensburg, WA to better accommodate their insurmountable, and probably too aggressive 2016 beer production goals.  “We realized that bankers were an underclass that needs help from anyone that can provide it. We decided it was a good time to jump in, take on a pile of debt and make sure bankers don’t have to dismantle their golden parachutes”, said Greg Parker, owner and gm of Iron Horse Brewery. “We also realized there is one badass group of consumers out there that like our beer and want more of it. So, that’s what we’re going do. Produce more beer”, commented Parker.

The 2015 expansion project involves site improvements and new brewing equipment.  The Iron Horse Brewery production facility will add a new 2,300 sf refrigeration space and 1,600 sf warehouse space off of the east wing.  On the west side of the building, a new 1,200 sf mill room and dedicated hop cooler will be added, making the total footprint of the production facility over 17,603 square feet.

New Brewhouse
Inside the production facility, Iron Horse Brewery will be installing a new 30 bbl BrauKon automated brewhouse.  “Currently, we are brewing twenty-eight to thirty brews per week on a 15 barrel system, which doesn’t give a whole lot of flexibility,” said Tyson Read, head brewer of Iron Horse Brewery. “While I enjoy pushing equipment to a high efficiency level, moving to the fully automated, 30 barrel, BrauKon system will improve our material and labor efficiencies. The new system will give us a high level of consistency through the process, along with the ability to grow into the future,” commented Read, who likes butterflies and rainbows.

Even More Equipment
In addition to the new brew house, Iron Horse is adding a 90 barrel fermenter, a 120 barrel fermenter, a 60 barrel brite tank, and a 120 barrel brite tank. A new canning line has been added to their packaging station, which will allow Iron Horse to can up to 100 cases per hour.

Ideally, all of this is complete by December 30, 2015.  But Iron Horse Brewery doesn’t operate on conventional terms, so chances are the project complete date will be sometime in mid January.

To learn more about project, go to their unresponsive website:

About Iron Horse Brewery
Iron Horse Brewery, centrally located in Ellensburg, WA, has been producing hand crafted ales since 2004.  Iron Horse is owned and operated by father-son team Greg and Gary Parker.   With 36 employees and a recent expansion, enabling IHB to double its brewing capacity, they are on pace to produce over 18,000 barrels this year. To learn more about the brewery or to simply take a break from Facebook, go to;  you’ll probably be sorry you did.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Stone Brewing Releasing Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout Nationwide

Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
A Cult Favorite with a Delicious Twist:
Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Now Arriving at Retailers Nationwide

ESCONDIDO, CA (July 6, 2015) – The 2015 vintage of the powerful yet sleek, potent yet nuanced, utterly delicious and highly coveted Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is now arriving at select stores, bars and restaurants where Stone beers are sold. It’s the third annual release of this beer-geek fave from San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co., an imperial stout brewed with pecans, rye and malted wheat, then partially aged in bourbon barrels. For this year’s go-round, its intrepid collaborators have banded together to revive the original recipe…with a bit of a twist. Namely, a small addition of Stone w00tstout 2.0, originally brewed with stone-ground chocolate and later specially barrel-aged for a year. (Wow.)

Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
The collaborative trio is composed of Stone CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch; craft beer lover and star of screens big and small (see Stand by Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory) Wil Wheaton; and craft beer-loving creator Drew Curtis. Much like the original recipe from 2013, this year’s edition of Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout was inspired by their individual backgrounds and predilections.

For Koch, that equated to hops, not surprising considering that the brewing company’s reputation is based on those aromatic craft brewing staples. For Wheaton, that meant using wheat, and not just because it’s part of his surname. The actor and online mega-celeb regularly incorporates malted wheat into his homebrews for the silkiness it brings to the body of the beer. Curtis’ influence came courtesy of his home state of Kentucky, in the form of pecans, rye, and the bourbon barrels used to age a portion of the beer. The result is a massive imperial stout coming in at 13% alcohol by volume. Combining such an impressive array of flavorful ingredients made for a barrel-aged imperial stout that went on to win acclaim among enthusiasts for its rich, roasty character, and balanced flavors of chocolate and coffee accentuated by unmistakable caramel and vanilla undertones extracted from the aforementioned spirit barrels.

Each edition of the beer has been a little different, whether it’s adding an ingredient (stone-ground chocolate), featuring a new collaborator (Aisha Tyler) or bringing in a new famed comic book artist to design unique bottle art. This year’s commemorative artwork comes from comic-book cover artist Dave Johnson (see DC Comics and Vertigo series 100 Bullets) and features the beer’s collaborators standing triumphant in heroic, beer-making glory. As has been the case with previous collaborating artists, Johnson donated his talents in exchange for Stone Brewing’s contribution to The Hero Initiative, a charity fund set up to assist veteran, golden-age comic book artists.

A scrumptious beer that became the talk of the craft brewing glitterati, a noble charity organization given a much-needed boost, and myriad great memories made making and drinking beer with friends. There’s no doubt about it that Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout has a lot going for it, both in its flavor and its soulful conception. Enjoy it now or store it at proper cellaring temperatures for several months or years. Over time, it will develop deeper, rounder coffee, nut and bourbon flavors as the hop aroma and bitterness subside. As if they needed another excuse to hang out, the collaborators will debut their creation on Wednesday, July 8, at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station in San Diego during Hop-Con 3.0: The w00tstout Festival, an annual celebration of nth-degree beer geekery. The festivities will commence at 8pm and include:

• A commemorative Hop-Con 3.0 glass for guests to keep
• Ten four-ounce beer samples per guest
• Unlimited plays in the HOP-CADE
• Complimentary gourmet food stations
• Lots of geeky good times!

As part of the 35-plus beers on tap, vintage and cask variations of Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout will be available in addition to exclusive beers brewed by Aisha Tyler and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman. To purchase tickets to the event or for more information, visit

The Collaborators
Drew Curtis, Creator & 2015 Kentucky Gubernatorial Candidate: Like a spider turned radioactive by exposure to something outlandish and super-charged, Drew has been bitten by the craft beer bug, leaving his bloodstream sufficiently infected with an insatiable thirst for finer ale—preferably the variety inspired by his home state of Kentucky.

Wil Wheaton, Actor & Web Celeb: Armed with a homebrewing kit and an otherworldly yearning for knowledge, Wil charges down the zymological rabbit hole at warp speed, fueled by his appetite for ale and always in search of his next craft beer conquest.

Greg Koch, Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founderBorn with a superhuman sense of justice and the ability to valiantly eschew all things cheap, mediocre and flimsy in his ongoing mission to provide the common man with something not only uncommon but vastly superior, Greg’s fight is as righteous as it is never-ending.

Dave Johnson, Famed Comic Book Cover Artist: Known to all as “The Reverend,” this Eisner Award-winning marvel best known for his work for DC Comics and the Vertigo series “100 Bullets” wields a pen far mightier than any staff in the name of The Hero Initiative.

Courtesy of Stone Brewing Co
Quick Facts Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Name: Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
Stats: 13% ABV, 45 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Japan; and Singapore

About Stone Brewing Co.  
Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 9th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 10 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. The multifaceted company will be the first American craft brewer to own and operate its own brewery in Europe, and is also building a production brewery and destination restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. Brewing at both locations is anticipated to begin in early 2016. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has earned a reputation for brewing outstanding, unique beers while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit or the company’s social media sites: FacebookGoogle+InstagramPinterestTwitter and The Stone Blog.


New Belgium Brewing Re-Releasing Lips of Faith Favorite, Eric’s Ale

Courtesy of  New Belgium Brewing Co
Today marks the triumphant return of Wood Cellar Manager’s peach-spiked sour ale classic

Ft. Collins, Colo., July 6, 2015 New Belgium Brewing is bringing back a Lips of Faith fan-favorite this summer with the latest installment of Eric’s Ale, named for long-time New Belgium brewer Eric Salazar. At its core, Eric’s Ale is a blend of multiple Felix threads and a golden strong ale, aged up to two years in oak foeders with peaches, for subtle fruity tones and a tart mouthfeel. Felix is the lighter of New Belgium’s two sour base beers. The result is the perfect fruit beer for those who don’t like “fruit beers” and the perfect sour beer for those that don’t like sours… yet.

Eric’s Ale pours a hazy golden-orange with subtle fuzzy ripe peach and vanilla aromas. It’s both sweet and tart and finishes warm and crisp. Woody notes are drawn out from the oak foeders to round out this middle-of-the-road sour.

“When I first brewed this ale in 2008, I was highly involved in the sour program and wanted to blend a sour beer,” said Eric Salazar, New Belgium’s Wood Cellar Manager. “What’s really great about it is there isn’t as much of a ‘kick-you-in-the-teeth’ sour as La Folie. I really wanted a middle ground sour that everyone could enjoy. The base beer, Felix, really lends itself to fruit, so I decided to experiment with peaches; that’s really what makes this ale shine.”

At seven percent ABV and 16 IBUs, Eric’s Ale is the perfect fruit and sour beer for those looking to explore the delicate complexities of sour ale. Eric’s Ale is now available in 22 oz. bombers and on draft. Pricing varies by location.

To find Eric’s Ale near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: To read a Q&A with Eric on his beer, check out -

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, one of World Blu’s Most Freedom-Centered Workplaces, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews ten year-round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Lager, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at

Bear Republic Releases Fan Favorite Cafe Racer 15

Courtesy of Bear Republic Brewing Co
Sonoma County, CA—Racing back in July, Bear Republic Brewing Company® fan favorite Café Racer 15™ is arriving at a store near you. A summer seasonal release, Café Racer 15™ is one of our premium offerings with considerably limited production and distribution.

Releasing for the third time in bottles, Café Racer 15™ has received great praise in the beer community. Receiving a 99 on, a 94 on, and a 4-star rating on Untappd, Bear Republic is excited to release this beer once again this year and give the customers what they have been waiting for.

Brewmaster and COO, Richard Norgrove, states, “Every year we get asked the question, when will Café Racer be coming back? Now is the time. Don’t wait to get your bottle this year.”

Café Racer 15™ won a Silver Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival® up against 128 other entries in the Imperial India Pale Ale Category and was a winner at the 2014 Good Food Awards™.

Courtesy of Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Description: Café Racer 15™ features aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine from the generous use of Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook hops which are 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. Never ride alone…

Pairing Suggestions: Spicy Foods, Savory Dishes, Poultry & Pork Dishes, Parmesan Cheese, Aged Cheddar & Sheep’s Milk Cheeses

Availability: Limited 22 oz. bottles and draft
Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Cascade, Chinook
ABV: 9.75% – IBUs: 100+ – Double IPA

To find Café Racer 15 near you, please visit

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.