Bear Republic Brewing Co. (Sonoma County, California) recently announced that they will expand their Double IPA series in April with the seasonal release of Fastback Racer Double IPA.
Arriving as Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s newest Seasonal offering, Fastback Racer is a massive Double India Pale Ale that has been “packed with intense bitterness and massive hop additions of Citra and Ekuanot.” These featured hops produce pronounced tropical and citrusy notes that ride high atop “a chassis of Rye, Munich, and light caramel malts.” Clocking in at 10.4% ABV and 100+ IBUs, Fastback Racer certainly lives up to its billing of being “a Double IPA with full-throttle hoppiness.” Fastback Racer Double IPA joins Cafe Racer 15, Apex, and Racer X within the brewery’s Seasonal lineup of Double IPAs.
“Fastback has quickly become one of our favorites and we are thrilled for it to make its debut as part of Bear Republic’s Double IPA series.”
– Richard G. Norgrove, Bear Republic Brewing Co. Brewmaster and COO
Fastback Racer Double IPA officially releases April 1 and will be available for a limited time. This offering will be available at select craft beer retailers, restaurants and bars located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of Bear Republic’s distribution footprint. This release of Fastback Racer Double IPA is pretty much guaranteed to not last long on shelves and taps, so be sure to pick this one up while you can, hopheads. Prost!
Vital Information for Fastback Racer Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Release – Seasonal, arriving April 1, 2017
Style – American Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 10.4%
IBUs – 100+
Featured Hops – Citra & Ekuanot
Malts – Rye, Munich & light caramel malts
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder (a.k.a. Bear Tracker) – https://bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker/
Suggested Food Pairings – “Spicy Foods, Savory Dishes, Poultry and Pork Dishes, BBQ Pork Ribs, Honey Glazed Ham, Orange Chicken, Cheesecake, Soft Pungent Cheeses, Aged Cheddar, Blue Cheese, Goat Cheese”