Bear Republic’s Pace Car Racer™ Wins First Medal at GABF

13 October 2016

imageFrom Bear Republic:

Sonoma County, CA (October 13, 2016)—Bear Republic Brewing Company, an independent and family-owned brewery, has continued their streak and won a silver medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, receiving their twenty-third medal overall. GABF recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Presented by the Brewers Association, the Great American Beer Festival is the largest beer competition in the world. The top three winners in each category were announced October 8, at the Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

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Up against 117 other entries in the Session India Pale Ale category, the team took home a silver medal for Pace Car Racer. Bear Republic was one of fifteen Northern California breweries to win a medal, and the sole medal winner in Sonoma County. Bear Republic is proud to continue to solidify the strength of the brewing industry in California’s Wine Country.

About the Beer:

Beer Description:
Hoppy aromas of pine and citrus, with a smooth malt flavor that empties your glass at a speedy pace. Brewed with high flavor pale ale malt, light crystal malt, and a touch of rye for smooth and silky body, this hoppy and quaffable ale is perfect for a hot day at the track or a backyard barbecue. This Session IPA is the newest addition to the Racer family.

Availability: Six-packs and draft

Hops: Centennial, Cascade, Citra

ABV: 4.0% –  IBUs: 55 –  Color: Copper  –  Session IPA

Tasting Notes:

Pairing Suggestions: Artichoke dip, roasted artichokes, artisan cheeses, charcuterie plate, burgers, hot wings

Overall: Pace Car Racer is an ale packed with hop aroma and flavor. It pairs well with spicy foods and soft cheeses.

Pace Car Racer is available on draft daily at the Bear Republic brewpub.  To find out where you can buy bottles near you, visit

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