Available in January 2018, Bear Republic‘s seasonal offerings, Café Racer 15 and Big Bear Black Stout, are coming back to shelves through March 2018.
Café Racer 15 is a Double IPA, 9.75% ABV, with 100 IBUs. Available in 22 oz. bottles, six-packs and draft. Featured hops are Citra, Amarillo, Cascade and Chinook. The malts are 2-row barley and honey, with BRBC Ale Yeast. Café Racer 15 features aromas of bright citrus and resinous pine, the company reports, complimented by a dry malt finish.
Big Bear Black Stout is an American Stout, 8.1% ABV, with 55 IBUs. Featured hops are Centennial and Cascade, with BRBC Ale Yeast, and the malts: American pale, crystal, roasted barley, black, molasses, and brown sugar. Roasty, caramel malt flavors, Louisiana brown molasses and golden brown sugar, are balanced by hops, the company says.
Founded over twenty years ago by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company is one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California.