The 6th annual Double IPA Festival was February 11 at the Bistro in Hayward, California. It looked to be their biggest crowd yet for the popular event that highlights Double IPAs, one of the newest beer styles. A healthy percentage of the local beer cognoscenti was on hand to support the event and the extremely hoppy Double or Imperial IPA style.
A sign above the bar announces the beginning of Beerapalooza and the Double IPA Festival.
Inside the Bistro at peak festival time.
Bistro co-owner Cynthia Kralj shows off the festival t-shirts.
Rodger Davis of Drake’s and Arne Johnson of Marin Brewing enjoy a beer out front in the warm sunshine.
Shaun O’Sullivan of 21st Amendment and me, also outside along the side wall.
Bistro co-owner Vic Kralj and Dave Keene, owner of the Toronado. (Note Cathedral Hotel beer chef Bruce Paton accidently lurking over Dave’s shoulder.)
Shaun O’Sullivan gracefully accepting his third place award on behalf of 21st Amendment.
Arne Johnson accepting the first place award on behalf of Marin Brewing.
Vic presents the People’s Choice Award to Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing.
Natalie toasts the crowd.
The winners who were present for the award ceremony, from left: Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo, Shaun O’Sullivan and Arne Johnson.