In keeping with the tradition of honest ales and lagers, Bear Republic Brewing Company has released fan favorite IPA, Hop Shovel, in six-packs.

Previously only available in draft, Hop Shovel joins the ranks of its brothers Racer 5, Grand-Am, Pace Car Racer, and Double Aught in the year-round lineup.

This pale and hoppy IPA was brewed with a high proportion of wheat and rye for a smooth, well rounded flavor and mouthfeel. Overflowing scoops of hop varieties Mosaic, Meridian, and Denali were added to create huge tropical and citrus notes.

“Hop Shovel is one of our favorite beers to brew. We are very happy to add this to our year-round lineup and hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.”
– Master Brewer, Peter Kruger

Bear Republic Adds Hop Shovel IPA to Year-Round Lineup, featured image

Bear Republic Adds Hop Shovel IPA to Year-Round Lineup

A great beer to enjoy by yourself or with friends, Hop Shovel pairs perfectly with spicy foods and barbecue, such as wings, burgers, and grilled vegetables.

A silver and bronze medal winner at the 2015 and 2016 California State Fair in the American India Pale Ale category, Hop Shovel has become one of Bear Republic’s most desired offerings.

Tasting Notes

  • ABV: 7.5% – IBUs: 100
  • Color: Yellow – American India Pale Ale
  • Pairing Suggestions: Spicy Foods, Burgers, Barbecue, Grilled Vegetables, Wings
  • Overall: Hop Shovel is dry, but with a soft and rounded mouthfeel achieved by using a high proportion of wheat and rye. Hop varieties Mosaic, Meridian, and Denali provide an abundance of flavor and aroma.

Hop Shovel is on tap now and available in six packs at Bear Republic’s brewpub in Healdsburg, California. To find Hop Shovel near you, visit BearRepublic.com/Bear-Tracker.