Bear Ninja Cowboy WRBC Two Year Anniversary


Bear Ninja Cowboy Two Year Anniversary

Willow Rock Brewing Company (WRBC) is celebrating its two year anniversary all weekend long starting Black Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26.

GlassOn Black Friday, we’ll kick off the festivities with a bottle release party for our three annual Beers in the Willow Rock Bear Ninja Cowboy Series: an Imperial Hoppy Amber, a Russian Imperial Stout and a Bourbon Oak Aged Smoked Scotch Ale. One keg of each beer will be on tap each day throughout the weekend, until supplies last. The only way to drink is with our commemorative 2nd anniversary glass that will be sold for $2 and used for drinking all weekend long.

Saturday will feature our 2nd Annual Bear, Ninja, Cowboy Tournament. Played as a full-body interpretation of the popular game Rock Paper Scissors, Bear Ninja Cowboy will feature round-robin play where top contestants move up to the final bracket. Professional, experienced judges will preside over tournament play until a champion is awarded. Read below for more details.

We’ll have Toss ‘n’ Fire pizza each day, but Sunday will feature Toss ‘n’ Fire Pizza serving special brunch pizzas at 1 pm.  Sunday we’ll tap the final kegs of the Bear, Ninja, Cowboy series beers. Limited bottles of each beer will be available while supplies last.

We invite all to celebrate with us!

The three Bear, Ninja, Cowboy Anniversary Beers of 2017
BNC Bottles 2017

In 2017 Willow Rock Brewing Company will have three limited edition Bear Ninja Cowboy (BNC) beers sold in individual bottles. Come early Friday to be the first to purchase, the first 10 beers sold will be signed by the brewers.

These anniversary beers are robust and intense with high ABVs created in the image of their namesake. Bottles will be sold at first come first serve.

First is a Hoppy Imperial Amber (Namesake: Bear) at 10.4% ABV dripping with earthy, piney and citrusy hops, this beer ravages your palate with hops then comes in for a malty bear hug. Second is a smooth Russian Imperial Stout (Namesake: Ninja) with 11.7% ABV, this stout is brimming with chocolate, roast, and malt flavors with a touch of coffee flavor; it slides smoothly over your palette belying it’s high ABV strength. Third, is a Bourbon Oak-Aged Smoked Scotch Ale (Namesake: Cowboy) with a 10.7% ABV, this beer is a smoky quick draw that blends oak and bourbon with subtle hints of vanilla and raisin all under a steadfast peat background.


The Bear, Ninja, Cowboy Tournament
BNC in play
Saturday, Nov. 25th, check-in starting at 1 pm

One ticket will provide you entry into the tournament, making you eligible for the first place cash prize and one of each Bear, Ninja, Cowboy Anniversary Imperial Beers signed by the brewers.

Ticket holders will receive WRBC’s anniversary glass, one voucher for a flagship beer, wristband and number to participate in the tournament.

One ticket per person, all contestants must be 21 years of age or older. ID is required at check-in on the day of the event, registration begins at 1 pm tournament begins at 2 pm.

Click here to purchase your tournament ticket.



Bear Ninja Cowboy is a variation of the game rock paper scissors where players pose as one character rather than using their hands to roshambo rock paper or scissors. Bear mauls Ninja, Ninja kicks Cowboy, and Cowboy shoots Bear. Simple as that!

View WRBC Tournament Rules & Regulations