Bistro Double IPA Festival 2013 recap & winners

The Bistro in Hayward hosted the ever-popular 13th annual Double IPA Festival yesterday, and the Festival just keeps getting bigger and better. Yesterday’s tap list included 59 Double IPAs (with only two clocking in under 8% ABV) and 23 Triple IPAs (with two topping out over 12%), and over half the brews in both categories were listed at 100+ IBUs.

Several Sudzers attended the event to enjoy the hoppy goodness, and we were delighted that former Sudzers Homebrewer of the Year Guy Cameron of Russian River Brewing, got to collect two medals for Russian River brews.

Guy & his medals

In addition to the public tasting and voting for the People’s Choice award (which was a three-peat for Kern River Citra Double IPA) the Bistro also has a panel of well-established judges do a blind tasting of all of the beers at the festival. The results for 2013 were as follows:

Double IPAs
1st Place: The Roustabout, Societe Brewing
2nd Place: Double Jack, Firestone Walker Brewing
3rd Place: Pliny the Elder, Russian River Brewing

Triple IPAs
1st Place: Pliny the Younger, Russian River Brewing
2nd Place: Notorious Triple IPA, The Boneyard
3rd Place: Simtra Triple IPA, Knee Deep Brewing

Complete tap lists for your enjoyment:

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