Bear Republic Brewing Co. released its newest line of craft beer: Hop Shovel. The brew is dry, with a soft and rounded mouthfeel, achieved by using a high proportion of wheat and rye, the company says. The hop varieties of mosaic, meridian and denali provide the flavor and aroma, it adds. Hop Shovel features a 7.5 percent alcohol-by-volume content and is available nationwide in 6-packs for a suggested retail price of $10.99.

Bear Republic Brewing Co., Sonoma County, Calif.

Telephone: 707/894-2722


Distribution: National