The Challenge Series from Bear Republic Brewing has a new addition to the family with the release of Challenge Series #19 Hazy IPA in 4-pack, 16oz cans.
Challenge Series #19 is a hazy IPA with a fruit-forward and juicy characteristics. This new releases is brewed with Two-Row, Superior Oat Malt, White Wheat Malt and Bru Malt and is hopped with Chinook, Calypso, Comet and Bravo for a citrusy finish.
“Challenge #19 is all about maximum fruit flavor and aroma using a distinct hop blend,” said Bear Republic Brewmaster Roger Herpst, in a statement. “This recipe yielded excellent flavors and aroma of musky melon, ruby red grapefruit, and reminds me of peeling a fresh tangerine. No fruit was added– just a little bit of hops in the boil, and a metric boatload in the whirlpool and dry hop additions. If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, look no further than Challenge Series #19.”
Challenge Series #19 Tasting Notes: Featured Hops: Chinook, Calypso, Comet, Bravo Malts: Two-Row, Superior Oat Malt, White Wheat Malt, Bru Malt Yeast: Barbarian Overall: This recipe yielded excellent flavors and aroma of musky melon, ruby red grapefruit, and evokes the scent of a freshly peeled tangerine. ABV: 6.9% –IBU: 90
Challenge Series #19 is available in four packs of 16 oz. cans in limited quantities in stores and Bear Republic brewpub in Rohnert Park, CA. To locate Challenge Series #19 or any other Bear Republic beer use the brewery’s Bear Tracker to do so.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.