MerBear Rye IPA: collaboration from Coronado Brewing and Bear Republic arrives
North unites with South in this long-awaited collaboration between two notable west coast breweries
(Coronado, CA) – It’s half mermaid, half bear, and entirely fantastic. 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.
“We have always respected the team and loved drinking their beers,” said Brandon Richards, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’ve built a solid relationship with Bear Republic and enjoy working with each other any chance we get,” continued Richards. “This is something I can see developing into more collaborations in the future.”
“It was fun putting our heads together for the MerBear collaboration, and we look forward to […]