Bear Republic Brewing Co – Racer X Double IPA returns in October

Sonoma County, CA—Bear Republic Brewing Company’s Racer X® Double IPA will be arriving in select areas of: California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia during mid-October.

Receiving high praise from the beer community with a rating of 100 on and a 95 on, the Racer X® recipe was originally created over ten years ago by Brewmaster/COO Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove, and has been released annually with limited availability nationwide.

Norgrove states, “Please enjoy our holiday seasonal, the inspirational big brother of Racer 5®, Racer X® embodies the role of big brother with bold hops and a smooth, firm malt backbone…Go Go Racer Family!”

Racer X®, an elusive, limited edition Double IPA, is a four time California State Fair award winner, with three silver medals and one bronze.

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, beginning in October

Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial

ABV: 8.3% – IBUs: 100+ – Double IPA


Bear Republic Brewing Co.® brews from two California locations, the original brewpub in Healdsburg and the Factory Five Brewery in Cloverdale, CA.

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.

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