Bear Republic to Release Peter Brown Tribute Ale in 6 Packs


Sonoma County, CA – Bear Republic Brewing Company is happy to announce that its American Brown Ale, Peter Brown Tribute Ale, will now be available in 12 oz. six-packs.

Peter Brown, our “Million Dollar Salesman”, was Bear Republic’s Sales Manager for over three years and is missed daily at the Bear since his death in November 2002. Before joining the Bear, he represented our products as one of the top salesmen for Morris Distributing in Petaluma, California.

Throughout his career as part of our team, he was a great asset in increasing our distribution and sales throughout Northern California.

During his life, Pete played softball. Pete is ranked as one of the top softball players of all time and took his team to a record fifth National Master’s Softball Championship in September 2002, just two months before his passing. From playing on kid’s softball teams to coaching high school, to being part of several All-American teams, and even playing in international softball tournaments, he will always be remembered as an important part of the team.

In honor of the life of a good friend and an internationally recognized softball pitching ace, Bear Republic released Peter Brown Tribute Ale as a new bottled product in the summer of 2003. Now, it joins the leagues of Bear Republic’s six-packs.

Our rendition of a Strong American Brown Ale, Peter Brown is balanced with a dark grain blend that is pleasing to the eye and smooth on the palate. Truly Peter Brown’s, a man who always lived life to the fullest, we can still see Pete sitting at the bar enjoying a pint. Cheers to you Pete.

Tribute Ale is our rendition of an American Brown Ale. This ale pays homage to subtle flavors of golden brown sugars and sweet molasses. Just the way Pete would have wanted it… here’s to you Peter Brown… it’s the least we could do. Peter Brown, Sales Manager. Our “Million Dollar Man.”

Tribute Ale Facts:

  • Pairing Suggestions: Sweet and Savory Dishes, Blue Cheese, Beef, Pork
  • Availability: 12 oz. 6-packs and Kegs
  • Hops: Centennial and Cascade
  • ABV: 6.3% – IBUs: 21 – American Brown Ale

Peter Brown Tribute Ale is one of Bear Republic’s most award-winning ales, having taken home a gold (2004), silver (2015), and two bronze medals (2006, 2012) in the Brown Porter category at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Additionally, Peter Brown has been the winner of the gold and two silver awards at the California State Fair (2007, 2011, 2012).

About Bear Republic Brewing Company:

Bear Republic Brewing Company develops hand-crafted ales and lagers brewed and aged using the traditional “art” of the masters. All ingredients are hand selected for each batch. Bear Republic works hard to foster a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.