“Racer’s Edge” – Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Small Business of the Year!

Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro honored Bear Republic Brewing Co. as the Small Business of the Year in the First Assembly District at the California Small Business Day event.  The event was held at the Sacramento Convention Center on June 6, 2011 and hosted by the California Small Business Association. “Small businesses are the anchor of California’s economy and their success is critical to the prosperity of the state,” Chesbro said.

Bear Republic brewery is located in Cloverdale, CA and their brewpub is in Healdsburg. The Norgrove family started brewing as a hobby and have built Bear Republic into a brewery that is widely renowned for its fine ales and lagers. Their signature brews are “Racer 5 India Pale Ale” and “Red Rocket Ale”. As a family owned business that “treats its employees like family and is like family to the community”, Bear Republic is a shining star for Sonoma County.

Photo:  Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro, center, holds a resolution from the California Assembly presented to the family owners of Bear Republic Brewing Co. of Healdsburg. The owners are Sandra (L) and Richard Sr. Norgrove and Richard Jr. and Tami Hucke Norgrove.

Full press release here