After missing this festival for the past few years, I finally made it back to judge this year’s Bistro IPA Festival. This year’s big winner was Solana Beach IPA, from Pizza Port Solana Beach, which was chosen best in show, out of 70 IPA offerings, at the 18th annual IPA Festival today at the Bistro in Hayward, California. The full list of winners is below.
- 1st Place: Solana Beach IPA (Pizza Port Solana Beach)
- 2nd Place: Spring IPA (Faction Brewing)
- 3rd Place: Raceway IPA (Pizza Port Carlsbad)
- People’s Choice: Knee Deep Breaking Bud (Knee Deep Brewing)