Apex Special IPA Makes Seasonal Return for Bear Republic Brewing Co.

ApexnewBear Republic Brewing Co. (Sonoma County, California) recently announced that Apex Special IPA is slated for release as the summer installment in the brewery’s seasonal series of Double IPAs.

Brewed as a means to find “the elusive apex of malt and hops,” Apex Special IPA is a constantly evolving Double India Pale Ale that sees a change in its hop bill with each release.  The 2017 version of Apex Special IPA has been brewed with First Gold, Ella, Hallertau Blanc, Hull Melon and Cascade hops to create flavors and aromatics that are absolutely loaded with fruit-forward notes.  The finished beer clocks in at 8.25% ABV and 100+ IBUs.

“Each year this beer focuses on different hops. It’s also what makes this beer so awesome to brew and to drink. I hope our fans continue to enjoy this journey, along with me.”


– Richard G. Norgrove, Brewmaster and COO of Bear Republic Brewing Co. 

The 2017 Apex Special IPA will officially release on draft in Bear Republic’s Healdsburg brewpub at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30.  On July 1, this Seasonal offering will then become available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Apex Special IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal/Double IPA Series, July through September 2017
Style – American Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.25%
IBUs – 100+
Featured Hops – First Gold, Ella, Hallertau Blanc, Hull Melon, & Cascade
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 – “Wings, Burgers, Spicy Dishes, Savory Dishes, Beef, Poultry, and Pork Dishes, Hard Cheeses, Aged Cheeses, and Sheep’s Milk”