Head Hunter IPA from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon in Cleveland, Ohio was chosen best in show at the 12th annual IPA Festival earlier today at the Bistro in Hayward, California. The keg of Fat Head beer was sent via FedEx in a blue suitcase to The Bistro. Bistro owner Vic Kralj recounts that when he called Fat Heads brewer Matt Cole, who coincidentally was enjoying a beer in Wisconsin with Bay Area brewers Arne Johnson and Alec Moss, that his screams of delight could be heard through the phone by everyone around Vic. The full list of winners is below.
- 1st Place: Head Hunter IPA (Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon)
- 2nd Place: Wipeout IPA (Port Brewing)
- 3rd Place: Aroma Coma (Drake’s Brewing)
- People’s Choice: The Hopfather (Russian River Brewing)