Bear Republic Brewing Co. (Sonoma County, California) has officially announced the addition of Hop Shovel IPA to the brewery’s portfolio of Year-Round offerings.
Even though this beer has previously only been available on draft, Hop Shovel IPA has quickly become one of Bear Republic’s most desired offerings. This well-rounded India Pale Ale achieved fan-favorite status thanks to a recipe that incorporates “a high proportion of wheat and rye” malts and three incredibly juicy hop varieties – Mosaic, Meridian and Denali. This combination yields a 7.5% ABV IPA that is absolutely loaded with “huge tropical and citrus notes.” After receiving high praise from fans and earning a couple awards along the way, it was a very easy decision for Bear Republic to have Hop Shovel IPA join Racer 5 IPA, Grand-Am American Pale Ale, Pace Car Racer Session IPA, and Double Aught Pilsner in their year-round lineup.
“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.”
-Peter Kruger, Master Brewer at Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Hop Shovel IPA is officially available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. You can expect to find this new Year-Round brew on shelves and taps at craft beer-friendly bars, restaurants and retailers in Florida and throughout the rest of Bear Republic’s distribution footprint. If you happen to be a hophead, this West Coast IPA certainly needs to be on your radar. Prost!
Vital Information for Hop Shovel IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round as of January 20, 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 100
Hops – Denali, Meridian & Mosaic
Awards – Silver and bronze medal winner at the 2015 and 2016 California State Fair in the American India Pale Ale category
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. Bear Tracker) – https://bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker/