IT'S OFFICIAL: I AM HOSTING THIS EVENT!!!!
Vic the owner of The Bistro and host of the IPA Festival, has graciously provided BABS Members with an event discount. The special price is meant to be used when you sign up in advance of the event. THE DISCOUNT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT.
Read below for details.
Here's the announcement from Vic the owner of the Bistro;
After 15 year of having this (IPA) fest in August were moving it to April 6th to combine it with our Hop Rhizome fest. It starts at 11 am, we are expecting over 70 World Class West Coast IPA's on tap on Main Street.
The Cost is $30. That gets you a 6 ounce Tasting glass and 5 taste tickets, extra tickets $2. A judging will take place with winners announced at 4 pm. There will also be several Hop Rhizome varietals for sale along with growing literature, BBQ and live acoustic music.
BABS Discount: Members get a $5.00 discount when paying in advance. Send $25 through PayPal. Make a payment to me at [masked] Your name will appear on a master list when you arrive at the event. IMPORTANT: Make your payment as a gift to avoid the handling fee. If you forget to do this - bring me $1.50 cash when you arrive at the event.
If you like IPA's this is the event for you. (Here's an early list of entries;)
Sierra Nevada x4
Bear Republic x2
Fat Heads x2
Golden Road x2
Carlsbad Pizza Port
Ocean Beach Pizza Port
San Clemente Pizza Port
Half Moon Bay
21 A x2
E J Phair
Knee Deep x2
What is India Pale Ale, (abbreviated IPA?) IPA is an ale that is light amber to copper in color, medium to medium-high alcohol by volume, with hoppy, bitter and sometimes malty flavor. IPA is a style of beer that is usually included in the broader category of pale ales, and is one of the most popular craft-style beers in the USA.
The Bistro will close off a block wide portion of Main Street and feature some of California's finest craft brewers presenting their strongest ales (in general, think about 6.5% APV to 11% APV).
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE IPA BEER FESTIVAL FOR ALL OF CALIFORNIA. The festival happens Rain or Shine.
Getting there: DO NOT DRIVE!!!! Perhaps the best part of this event is that it’s an easy commute. The Hayward BART station is just 3 block away.
Fun and funky... with an amazing collection of tap beers to sample, come out and join us for this stellar IPA event.