Bear Republic Brewing Company
|Founders||Richard R. and Sandy Norgrove
Richard G. and Tami Norgrove
|Headquarters||Cloverdale, California, United States|
|Number of locations||1 Pub & Restaurant|
|Key people||Richard R. Norgrove (CEO), Richard G. Norgrove (Brew Master)|
|Production output||72,000 US beer barrels (8,400,000 l; 2,200,000 US gal; 1,900,000 imp gal) (2013)|
|Owners||Richard R. and Sandy Norgrove
Richard G. and Tami Norgrove
The Bear Republic Brewing Company is an American microbrewery located in Cloverdale, California, USA. It was established by the Norgrove family in 1995, with Richard G. Norgrove as brewmaster. The name is said to refer to California's 1846 Bear Flag Revolt. In 2006, Bear was named Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival.
Bear's best-selling product is Racer 5, an India Pale Ale which accounted for about three-quarters of the company's 2009 sales. Their other brews include Big Bear Black Stout, Hop Rod Rye, and Green House Lager, a Czech-style pilsner.
|Racer 5 IPA||6/12||7.0||75+||This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial hops.|
|Red Rocket Ale||6/12||6.8||67||Red Rocket Ale is a bastardized Scottish style red ale that traces its origins to our homebrew roots. This full-bodied and hoppy brew finishes on the palate with sweet, caramel malt flavors.|
|Hop Rod Rye||4||8.0||80||A high-gravity IPA brewed with 18% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye has a floral hop aroma and subtle caramel notes with a slightly earthy and spicy rye character.|
|Big Bear Black Stout||4||8.1||55||Big Bear is a big black stout that you can really sink your teeth into. The bold, roasty, caramel malt flavor is balanced by Centennial and Cascade hops.|
|Peter Brown Tribute Ale||22 oz/keg||6.3||21||Peter Brown Tribute Ale is malty American Brown Ale, brewed with molasses, brown sugar, and hopped with Cascade and Centennial hops.|
|XP Pale Ale||22oz/keg||5.4||35||XP is short for Exception Pale Ale. This light golden pale ale balances the malt and hops for a smooth, drinkable beer.|
|Black Racer||7.8||75+||Spring||An aggressively hopped ale brewed to a style pioneered in the Pacific Northwest known as Cascadian IPA or Black IPA. Essentially an India Pale Ale with additional crystal malt and roasted malts for layered flavors with very little roast character relative to its dark color.|
|Late Harvest Lager||6.3||25||Fall||This traditional Oktoberfest beer is brewed to be enjoyed throughout the fall. Big, malty biscuit flavors are balanced by an alcohol warmth and a dry finish. Crisp hop bitterness and noble hop aroma round out this seasonal lager.|
|Ryevalry||8.2||70||Spring||A Double IPA brewed with 30% rye, large quantities of American hops, and fermented with Belgian ale yeast to create a bitter, hoppy, and spicy ale.|
|Racer X||8.3||100+||October||An uncommon Double India Pale Ale which puts a California twist on English brewing traditions by adding an assertive hop aroma and bitterness that compliments the firm malt backbone. Like its little brother Racer 5, Racer X™ is balance in a bottle.|
|Heritage Ale||7.6||17||Winter||True to the Norgrove's Scottish Heritage, this Wee Heavy is brewed with Scottish malts and lightly hopped with East Kent Goldings. Big and malty sweet, this ale will have you hearing bagpipes.|
Bear Republic Brewing Company brews many beers that are only available at its Pub & Restaurant. A short list of these includes: El Oso, Spanish for 'The Bear', is an amber-colored brew with a suggestion of caramel, crafted in the tradition of the famously crisp and thirst quenching Mexican lagers; Maibock, a take on the German lager brewed to commemorate the coming of spring - traditionally a hoppy, high-gravity lager, our version is bigger and hoppier using traditional European malts and special German hops; and Speed Bump, a complex malt bill that mixes distinctive pale, caramel, and roasted malts with aromatic Apollo, Centennial and Chinook hops whose unique malt and hop character make this lower-alcohol brew a great beer to enjoy with friends.
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