Bear Republic Brewing’s Racer X Returns, Now in 6-packs

racerx-copy-copyBear Republic Brewing Co. (Cloverdale, California) has officially announced that Racer X Double IPA is making its annual return in October, and this year it will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles for the first time in the beer’s 14-year history.

Widely known to be “one of the most desired Bear Republic offerings” and the big brother to Racer 5 IPA, Racer X is back this month to take its rightful place in the brewery’s newly-established Double IPA Series.  Billed as an “uncommon Double India Pale Ale”, this Seasonal brew “puts a California twist on English brewing traditions by adding an assertive hop aroma and bitterness that compliments the firm malt backbone.”  Although it clocks in at a sizable 8.3% ABV, hop heads can expect Racer X to be nothing but “balance in a bottle.”

“Racer X is a very hoppy and malty Double IPA. It pairs perfectly with boldly flavored cheeses, barbecue, and spicy foods.”


– Peter Kruger, Master Brewer at Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Racer X officially returns in October and will hang around while supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles, and on draft at select retailers, bars, and restaurants located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of Bear Republic Brewing’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Racer X from Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Double IPA Series, October 2017
Style – American Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.3%
IBUs – 100+
Awards – Four-time winner at the California State Fair
Suggested Food Pairings – “Barbecue, Spicy Foods, Bold Cheeses, Hard Cheeses, Aged Cheeses, Beef, Poultry, Pork”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 22 oz. bottles & draft
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Racer X DIPA Makes Seasonal Return for Bear Republic Brewing Co.

racerx-copy-copyBear Republic Brewing Co. (Sonoma County, California) recently announced that Racer X Double IPA is making its highly anticipated, annual return during the month of October.

Created as the much bigger brother to the brewery’s flagship Racer 5 India Pale Ale, Racer X Double India Pale Ale is a true California take on English brewing traditions.  This offering boasts an “assertive hop aroma and bitterness” thanks to Cascade, Columbus, and Centennial hops utilized during both the kettle and dry-hop stages.  Although it may be a lupulin-laden experience, Racer X still retains a firm malt backbone to display “balance in a bottle.”  The final beer weighs in at 8.3% ABV and a whopping 100+ IBUs.

“Racer X is bold with a California spin,” said Bear Republic Brewmaster/COO, Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove.  “It really embodies the role of big brother to Racer 5 with flavorful hops and a sleek, strong malt base.”

Racer X Double IPA officially released on October 1 at Bear Republic’s Healdsburg brewpub, and it is now rolling out with very limited availability to select retailers, bars, and restaurants in Florida and throughout the brewery’s full distribution footprint.  Look for this offering to turn up in 22 0z. bottles and on draft. Expect Racer X to disappear with a quickness, so get yours while you can. Prost!

Vital Information for Racer X Double IPA from Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, beginning October 1
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.3%
IBUs – 100+
Hops – Cascade, Centennial & Columbus 
Availability – 22 oz. bottles and draft
Notable Awards: Four-time winner at the California State Fair, with three silver medals and one bronze
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