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Bistro IPA Festival Saturday

By Jay Brooks
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 1:33 pm in On Beer.

Saturday, August 6, is the annual IPA Festival at the Bistro in Hayward. This year marks the 14th year for this great niche festival celebrating hoppy beers. There will be over fifty IPAs on tap, along with BBQ and live music all day. They also will have part of the street blocked off again, which can accommodate many more people than previously possible.

At the 2009 Bistro IPA Festival.

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  • Scott

    Haven’t seen the winners posted anywhere yet (and had to leave just a bit too early for the announcement.)

    My personal favorites of the ones I tasted were Boneyard’s R.P.M. IPA, Bear Republic’s APEX, Stone’s Ruination (“double dry hopped”), Sierra Nevada’s Hop Smack Double Black “Cascadian” style Dark IPA (brewed without Cascade hops, mind you :-), and my vote for the People’s Choice Award award, Drake’s Aroma Coma.