Bear Republic Fastback Racer Double IPA Added to Seasonal Lineup

Bear Republic® Fastback Racer Double IPA™ Added to Seasonal Lineup

Sonoma County, CA — Making its debut in bottles next month, Fastback Racer will be hitting the shelves in April for a limited time only.

A Double IPA with full-throttle hoppiness, this beer is packed with intense bitterness and massive hop additions of Citra and Ekuanot.

Brewmaster and COO, Richard G. Norgrove, states “Fastback has quickly become one of our favorites and we are thrilled for it to make its debut as part of Bear Republic’s Double IPA series.”

This giant of a beer is revved to the limit on a chassis of Rye, Munich, and light caramel malts. Extremely hop forward and drinkable, the tropical and citrusy notes of this beer shine through.

Pairing well with spicy and savory dishes, it makes the ideal companion for your meal. Additionally, cheeses such as aged cheddar, blue cheese, and goat cheese provide a wonderful balance.

Fastback Racer is available for a limited time in draft, 6-packs, and 22 oz. bottles.

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

Fastback Racer will be available on tap at Bear Republic’s brewpub in Healdsburg, California on Friday, March 31, beginning at 4:00 pm.

From 4:00-7:00 pm, join the team for a release event in the Bear Republic courtyard.

Bear Republic Brewpub Courtyard
345 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, California 95448
Entrance Fee: Free

EVENT INCLUDES:

  • Six-packs and 22 oz. bottles available for purchase at the event only, available after 7:00 pm at the bar.
  • Lamb, Cajun, and Bratwurst sausages made with Fastback Racer.
  • One tasting sample of Fastback Racer per person.
  • Commemorative Bear Republic tasting glass.
  • Live music from II Big, weather permitting.
  • Bear Republic merchandise available for purchase.
  • PLUS information on upcoming specialty releases and opportunities!

Beginning April 1, find Fastback Racer near you! Visit www.bearrepublic.com/bear-tracker.

Beer Stats:
ABV: 10.4% – IBUs: 100+ – Color: Golden – Double India Pale Ale

Untappd: 4 stars – Beer Advocate: N/A – Ratebeer: 88/100

Tasting Notes:
Pairing Suggestions: Spicy Foods, Savory Dishes, Poultry and Pork Dishes, BBQ Pork Ribs, Honey Glazed Ham, Orange Chicken, Cheesecake, Soft Pungent Cheeses, Aged Cheddar, Blue Cheese, Goat Cheese

Overall: Fastback Racer is a tremendously bitter and hoppy Double IPA. When you drink, tropical and citrus flavor and aroma from the use of Citra and Ekuanot are apparent. You will notice light rye and caramel characteristics present from the use of the malt.

About Bear Republic
Founded in 1995, we are a family-owned brewery located in the heart of Sonoma County, California. Founded by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, we pride ourselves on heritage. Our love for quality craft beers grew us into the family-owned and team oriented business we are today. Our brewpub is located in historic Healdsburg, California, where cultivation, art, and creativity have thrived for centuries. The brewpub hopes to create an atmosphere that locals can call their own and makes visitors feel at home.

Brewbound Job Board

The leading job board for the beer industry. Featuring hundreds of jobs from leading breweries and associated companies.

Brewbound Marketplace Listing

The Brewbound Marketplace features listings for equipment, services, and more. Post a listing today.

Brewbound's Database of Breweries

Brewbound's database of breweries includes thousands of breweries from around the world.


Beer Events Calendar

A public calendar of events that are happening in the beer industry

View calendar | Post Event
Brewbound Live Winter 2020

Santa Monica, CA ● Dec. 3+4, 2020

Early Registration Open
Brewbound Podcast

The Brewbound Podcast features interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes every Thursday.

Brewbound Job Board

A weekly live-streamed discussion series with beer industry leaders and watchers on the business adjustments being made during the COVID-19 crisis and the future of the industry.