Bear Republic’s Racer X Seasonal Retuns to Bottles


Sonoma County, Calif. — This fall, Bear Republic Brewing Company® fan favorite Racer X®is racing back to shelves, and arriving in a store near you. A seasonal release, the inspirational big brother of Racer 5® embodies the role of big brother with bold hops and a smooth, firm malt backbone. Racer X® is one of our most extraordinary offerings available, with exceedingly limited production and distribution.

The beer community has given Racer X® amazing praise over the years. With a rating of 100 on, a 95 on, and a 4-star rating on Untappd, the Racer X® recipe was originally created over twelve years ago by Brewmaster/COO, Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove, and has been released annually since, with limited availability nationwide.

One of our most anticipated seasonal releases of the year, Racer X®, an elusive Double IPA, is a four-time California State Fair Award Winner, with three silver medals and one bronze.

About the Beer:

  • Description: 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.
  • Pairing Suggestions: Barbecue, Spicy Foods, Beef, Poultry, Pork Dishes, Bold Cheeses, Aged Cheddar & Hard Cheeses
  • Availability: Limited 22 oz. bottles and draft
  • Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial
  • ABV: 8.3% – IBUs: 100+ – Double IPA

Racer X® is available at our brewpub in Healdsburg now.

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Bear Republic 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.