NorCal Hops Invasion

California’s Bear Republic’s HopFest hits Portland, Oregon with some phenomenal hoppy brews.

Mountain Peoples Wine & Beer Distribution is proud to debut “Bear Republic HopFest” in Oregon this month. Three notable beer bars in Portland will participate by hosting a special event featuring four very rare, hoppy Bear Republic Beers on draught side by side. The first two beers noted below have never been available in Oregon. The final beer, “Rebellion” is the most recent release of their single hop series featuring the long awaited Citra Hop. All of these are limited release, draught only beers.

Bear Republic HopFest Beers:


11 is 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 IBU: 100+ Color: Copper

Five Zero

Five Zero is the first in a series of brews based on recipes 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 E-ticket brews in our current lineup, Apex and Racer X. Take a sip of our past and rediscover the future. 7.7% ABV IBU: 80 Color: Deep Gold


Strong IPA-Apex is 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% IBU: 100+ Color: Light Copper


American IPA-Rebellion is a single hop ale brewed to showcase different hop varietals. Citra Hops are featured in this batch. Always brewed with the same malt base and IBUs, the character of the hop really shines through. ABV: 6.0% IBU: varies Color: Golden


Monday, March 8th at Saravaza kegs tapped at 4pm 1004 North Killingsworth Street Portland, 503 206-4252

Tuesday, March 9th at Bailey’s Taproom kegs tapped at 5pm 213 SW Broadway Downtown Portland 503 295-1004

Thursday, March 25th at East Burn kegs tapped at 6pm 1800 East Burnside Street Portland, 503 236-2876

See you there, hopheads!