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Bear Republic's Pace Car Racer Wins First Medal at the Great American Beer Festival

Bear Republic's Pace Car Racer Wins First Medal at the Great American Beer Festival

Bear Republic Brewing Co. announced that it 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.

Up against 117 other entries in the Session India Pale Ale category, their 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 Pace Car Racer

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