Starting today, we’re hosting back-to-back events from two of our favorite breweries–Bear Republic and 21st Amendment. Anyone unfamiliar with these guys just isn’t paying attention. Lauded primarily for their hoppy masterpieces, both California breweries have shown time and again that no matter what the style—from Vienna lager to Belgian Strong Golden—you can depend on them to knock it out of the park.
First up, today, Tuesday the 9th, we’ll be pouring four special draft IPAs from Bear Republic, two of them brand new to the Portland area. Any hopheads out there who have been complaining about the long winter and its prevalence of maltier, darker beers ought to stop in tonight for an injection of super-charged hops into the bloodstream. Here are those four beers in BR’s own words:
Rebellion: A single hop pale ale brewed to showcase different hop varietals. Always brewed with the same malt base and IBUs, the character of this batch’s Citra hop really shines through. ABV: 6.0%
Apex: Crafted with a blend of American and English malts and aggressively hopped with Pacific Northwest hops, this beer reflects what our brewers believe to be the Apex of IPA. ABV: 7.5%
11 (NEW!): A double IPA brewed with a blend of American and English malts, our house strain of Scottish ale yeast, and incredible quantities of Amarillo and Summit hops. We think you’ll agree that this beer goes to 11. 8.2% ABV
Five Zero (NEW!): The first in a series of brews based on from the early days of Bear Republic Brewing Company. Brewed using an early IPA recipe (batch 50!), this brew’s humble beginning became the base for several brews in our current lineup, Apex and Racer X. Take a sip of our past and rediscover the future. 7.7% ABV
And tomorrow, Wednesday the 10th, the fine folks from 21st Amendment will be dropping by to sample three of their most famous beers from the can—the Brew Free or Die IPA, the Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, and the Monk’s Blood. We’ll be accompanying these free samples with regularly priced draft pints of a couple recent favorites—the strong Belgian-style Golden Doom and the delicious Black IPA Back in Black.
Is that too much beery goodness for one week? Not while we still have our livers.