For the fourth straight year I missed the Bistro IPA Festival, as I was in Yosemite National Park with my family. Happily, owner Vic Kralj was again kind enough to send me the list of the winners. Citra Extra Pale Ale, from Knee Deep Brewing in Lincoln (and a new brewery and tap room in Auburn), was chosen best in show, out of 75 IPA offerings, at the 17th annual IPA Festival yesterday at the Bistro in Hayward, California. The full list of winners is below.
- 1st Place: Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale (Knee Deep Brewing)
- 2nd Place: Citra-R-Ama (Pizza Port Solana Beach)
- 3rd Place: Middle Man IPA (Pizza Port San Clemente)
- People’s Choice: Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale (Knee Deep Brewing)