Today was only a little wet in Hayward for the 19th annual IPA Festival at the Bistro. It was perfect beer-drinking weather once we emerged from judging in the basement all morning. This year’s big winner was Today Was a Good Day IPA, from Pizza Port Carlsbad, which was chosen best in show, out of 64 IPA offerings. The full list of winners is below.
- 1st Place: Today Was a Good Day IPA (Pizza Port Carlsbad)
- 2nd Place: Gold Digger IPA (Auburn Alehouse)
- 3rd Place: Hop Riot IPA (High Water Brewing)
- People’s Choice: Maui Waui (Altamont Beer Works)