Bear Republic Releases Challenge Series #19 Hazy IPA

CLOVERDALE, Calif. —  Bear Republic Brewing Company’s newest release is Challenge Series #19, a hazy IPA ale with a fruit-forward and juicy character. This only-brewed once hazy IPA is hopped with Chinook, Calypso, Comet and Bravo for citrusy finish.

“Challenge #19 is all about maximum fruit flavor and aroma using a distinct hop blend. This recipe yielded excellent flavors and aroma of musky melon, ruby red grapefruit, and reminds me of peeling a fresh tangerine. No fruit was added– just a little bit of hops in the boil, and a metric boatload in the whirlpool and dry hop additions,” said Bear Republic Brewmaster Roger Herpst. “If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, look no further than Challenge Series #19.”

Challenge Series #19 has a malt base of Two-Row, Superior Oat Malt, White Wheat Malt and Bru Malt. The Barbarian Yeast produces an ale with enhanced citrus flavors to go along with a healthy full body experience.  A true hazy IPA Challenge Series #19 is available in four packs of 16 oz. cans in limited quantities in stores and Bear Republic brewpub in Rohnert Park, CA. Find Challenge Series #19 in stores next week. Expect a new Challenge Series release soon.

Founded by the Norgrove family nearly a quarter of a century ago, Bear Republic Brewing Company is one of the largest independent craft brewers in the United States. Visit to find out how close you are to Bear Republic brews.

Challenge Series #19

ABV: 6.9% – IBU: 90

Tasting Notes:

Featured Hops: Chinook, Calypso, Comet, Bravo

Malts: Two-Row, Superior Oat Malt, White Wheat Malt, Bru Malt

Yeast: Barbarian

Overall: This recipe yielded excellent flavors and aroma of musky melon, ruby red grapefruit, and evokes the scent of a freshly peeled tangerine. Available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans

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