It’s finally here! The long awaited MerBear Rye IPA collaboration from Coronado Brewing Co. and Bear Republic! It’s the perfect combination of half mermaid and half bear and we couldn’t be more excited! Click here to see our full review of this beer.
“MerBear Rye IPA, the new love child of SoCal icon Coronado Brewing and NorCal heavyweight Bear Republic, is set to hit shelves mid-February. The friendship began a few years back when president Rick Chapman and Brewmaster and COO Richard “Ricardo” Norgrove, of Coronado and Bear Republic respectively, met for beers at a local San Diego beer bar where they discussed the idea of the two creating something special. Two years, and countless collaborative visits later, MerBear was born.”
If your like us and can’t wait to get your human hands on this awesome beer here are some events to go try it. P.S. there are two versions of the MerBear!
Wednesday, February 17
Includes three unique beers from each brewery including both versions of MerBear
Friday, February 26
We may even have a few special guests migrating down from NorCal for the event!
Coronado Brewing MerBear Rye IPA specs:
Style: Rye India Pale Ale
Bitterness: 45 IBU
Package: 22 ounce bottles, draft
Release: February 2016
Malts: 2-row, Wheat, Biscuit
Hops: Amarillo, Hallertau Blanc, Centennial, and Equinox
Where to find MerBear:
MerBear Rye IPA will be available in 16 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Wisconsin. It will also go to New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Japan.
Not only are they hosting these events but using this opportunity to do some good! Coronado Brewing will host a teddy bear drive
at the company’s Bay Park Tasting Room. Starting February 12th, bring in any stuffed bear or animal and receive a free Coronado pint glass. Donations will go to a local kids charity, It’s All About the Kids Foundation
MerBear Teddy Bear Drive
February 12 – 29, 2016
Coronado Brewing Tasting Room
1205 Knoxville Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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