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The Friday beer: Bear Republic Brewing’s Racer 5 IPA

Paul Gibson
The Racer 5 IPA.

All along the West Coast, from Victoria, B.C., to San Diego, Calif., you can find not just good but great beer. We are lucky. The Racer 5 India Pale Ale is another fine IPA from Northern California available locally.

It has a wonderful hoppy flavor with hints of citrus and a bit of pineapple. This is one you can find on tap and in a bottle if you happen to have a good beer retailer in your town. Good beer stores are another thing in high supply along the west coast. Lucky indeed!

Where do you go to pick up craft beer in a bottle?

NW Craft Brews” is a new weekly Web feature published Fridays here at Let us know what your favorite beer is right now, either here or on our Facebook page. Cheers!

Guest contributor Paul Gibson originally hails from Carlsbad, New Mexico, but he prefers the Northwest’s cooler temperatures and its vast selection of hoppy delicious beers. As a kid, he first started taking photos with an Instamatic of his friends on their BMX bikes. Now he takes photos of beer, breweries and on occasion street photography, events and concerts—minus the Instamatic. You can find more photos and follow Paul on Twitter at @pdgibson.
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