"Respect Life, Don't Drink and Drive, Make Beer, Not Bombs, Real Ale is Alive" - Bear Republic Brewmaster

Location of Origin: 345 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448, USA
Date Established: 1996
Category: Small Microbrewery/Brewpub With a 16 Barrel Capacity With Nationwide Distribution

The Bear Republic brewery is known for its big, scary, and full bodied beers - just like bears. And also like the Great American Black Bear, every beer produced by Bear Republic is all natural. Good stuff. Nothing but award winning beers that have been received very well by both us and other beer enthusiasts and reviewers. This is a small brewery out of Healdsburg, CA (about 75 miles west from Sacramento) which has been featured at the Great American Beer Festival numerous times, various state fair (best in show awards), and international events like the Beer World Cup. When it comes to Bear Republic, there is no clever story telling of a death defying earthquake or a remarkable comeback from bankruptcy. This is just a proud, honest, small microbrew that knows how to craft genuinely great beer. California has been at the forefront of the American craft beer movement which sparked in the 1980s. And while some others out west may take all of the fame, there are some great micros out there which we think can run with the best. Bear Republic is definitely one of them.

Reviewed Beer from Bear Republic Brewing Company

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All rated Beer from Bear Republic Brewing Company

1-17-15 - Big Bear Black Stout - 3.49, American Double/Imperial Stout, 8.10%
9-13-14 - Grand Am American Pale Ale - 3.32, American Pale Ale, 6.50%
9-04-11 - Big Bear Stout - 3.71, Double Stout, 8.10%
This is a surprisingly casual beer which is pretty easy to drink. Bold, yet somewhat refreshing, this caramel sweetened roasted barley was anything but weak. As the brewer states, drink responsibly, but don't get mauled. Great as a desert beer, or as a compliment to a hearty meat based dinner.
12-27-10 - Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA - 3.69, American IPA, 7.00%
A very hoppy and bitter beer with an IBU of over 75. This golden colored, filtered confidence builder is fully hopped with American Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, and Centennial hops. This is considered to be the flagship brew of Bear Republic. It has won numerous awards, of which include Gold for the Strong Pale Ale category at the Great American Beer Festival in 1999 and 2009. It won Silver in 2005 and 2006.
12-27-10 - Red Rocket Ale - 3.42, American Amber Ale, 6.80%
This is a Scotch Ale style brew which is full bodied, pretty hoppy, bitter, and features a somewhat sweeter, maltier finish. This reddish brown (copper) beer is filtered, has an IBU of 67, and makes a great sipper.