Bear Republic Releases Apex

bear-republic-logoSonoma County, CA – Are you officially done with your holiday beers? If so, here’s one to start your year off with. This January, Bear Republic Brewing Company’s seasonal, Apex™, is coming back in a big hoppy way. A seasonal release for the second year in a row, it is one of our most sought after offerings and a new fan favorite.

Brewmaster/COO Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove states, “Apex™ is an ever-changing beer. Each year the hop profiles change, based upon new hops and offerings. Join me as I search for the perfect apex.”

Apex™ has received remarkable praise in the beer community throughout the last year. Beer drinkers have been vocal and have given Apex™ a rating of 99 on Ratebeer, a 94 on Beer Advocate, and a 4-star rating on Untappd.

Norgrove adds, “This year’s release highlights new hop varieties, Azacca and Lemondrop, giving it a very enjoyable tropical and citrusy aroma.”

You can find Apex™ locally at our brewpub in Healdsburg, CA beginning Monday, January 5. Outside shipments also begin Monday.

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About the Beer:

  • Notable Awards: Apex™ won the Silver Medal at the 2006 Great American Beer Festival® in the American-Style India Pale Ale Category.
  • Description: Apex: The highest point, the culmination or climax. In racing, the apex of the turn is approached differently as conditions dictate, but always with a forward looking mindset. This beer is the culmination of years of brewing and drinking hop-forward IPAs. We reserve the right to move forward, to advance the style to the next Apex.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Spicy Dishes, Savory Dishes, Beef, Poultry & Pork Dishes, Hard Cheeses, Aged Cheeses & Sheep’s Milk
  • Availability: Limited 22 oz. bottles and draft, beginning in January
  • Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, El Dorado, Azacca, Lemondrop
  • ABV: 8.25% – IBUs: 100+ – American IPA