Bear Republic Brewing Debuts Racer X Seasonal in 6-Packs

SONOMA COUNTY, CALIF. — Joining the Double IPA Series six-pack lineup this October, Racer X Double IPA is coming soon to a store near you. Racer X is one of the most desired Bear Republic offerings, with a limited and highly anticipated release each year.

An uncommon Double India Pale Ale, Racer X puts a California twist on English brewing traditions by adding an assertive hop aroma and bitterness.

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

In addition to six-packs as a new offering, the popular Racer X will make its return in 22 oz. bottles and will be on draft at select retailers, bars, and restaurants where Bear Republic beer is sold, beginning in October. It will be available, locally, at the Bear Republic Healdsburg and Rohnert Park brewpub locations on Monday, October 2. To find out where to purchase bottles near you, visit

Since it was originally created by the Brewmaster over fourteen years ago, Racer X has been released annually, much to the delight of beer drinkers across the nation. Fans have given the beer a four-star rating on Untappd and a 93% rating on BeerAdvocate.

One BeerAdvocate beer drinker stated, “I love a great IPA. So naturally, I love this beer. It works almost perfectly.”

Beer Stats:

  • ABV: 8.3%
  • IBUs: 100+
  • Color: Light Copper
  • Style: Double IPA
  • Untappd: 4 stars
  • Beer Advocate: 93/100
  • Awards: Four-time winner at the California State Fair.

Tasting Notes

Pairing Suggestions: Barbecue, Spicy Foods, Bold Cheeses, Hard Cheeses, Aged Cheeses, Beef, Poultry, Pork

Overall: Racer X is 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.


Founded twenty-one years ago by the Norgrove family, Bear Republic Brewing Company is one of the largest independent craft breweries in Northern California. With a constantly growing portfolio of craft beers, Bear Republic maintains a sense of loyalty and tradition from eras gone by.

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