Los Angeles IPA Festival

Los Angeles IPA Festival Celebrating some of the best hoppy IPAs out of California since 2013.

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And the winner is!⁣1st place - Sorta Mostly dead by @northparkbeerco2nd place - Heal the Bay IPA by @goldenroadbrew3rd p...
03/01/2020

And the winner is!⁣
1st place - Sorta Mostly dead by @northparkbeerco
2nd place - Heal the Bay IPA by @goldenroadbrew
3rd place - Boss of the Plains by @fieldworkbrewingco

People's choice - Thousand Oaks IPA by @tarantulahillbrewingco

Thank you to all who participated! See you again next year! @ Mohawk Bend

02/29/2020

Judging is underway! Winners will be announced around 4pm - stop by and taste some great IPAs!

Want to know what beers will be there on Saturday? Well our beer list is now live! Check the link in our bio to find out...
02/26/2020

Want to know what beers will be there on Saturday? Well our beer list is now live! Check the link in our bio to find out what you're gonna be drinking!

#LAIPAFest2020

This just in! @mohawkla got another keg of Pliny the Younger - and we're going to be tapping it after IPA Fest! The keg ...
02/24/2020

This just in! @mohawkla got another keg of Pliny the Younger - and we're going to be tapping it after IPA Fest! The keg will be going on at 5pm, so stick around after the winners are announced! First come, first served, no reservations. #plinywatch #LAIPAFest2020

We took a road trip down to San Diego this weekend, and @fallbrewingcompany couldn't help but show off their People's Ch...
02/24/2020

We took a road trip down to San Diego this weekend, and @fallbrewingcompany couldn't help but show off their People's Choice award from last year. Are they going to retain the title next weekend? #LAIPAFest2020

One week from today! Are you getting thirsty yet?#LAIPAFest2020
02/22/2020

One week from today! Are you getting thirsty yet?

#LAIPAFest2020

NEW THIS YEAR! Save yourself some time at the bar and money in your wallet and get yourself a wristband! Five 8oz pours ...
02/20/2020

NEW THIS YEAR! Save yourself some time at the bar and money in your wallet and get yourself a wristband! Five 8oz pours of competition beer for only $28. ⁣

A limited amount are now available online, and more will be available day-of. Check the link in our bio to purchase!⁣

(Must be 21+ to purchase, no inebriated guests will be served. Non-competition beers not included. Wristband does not guarantee or expedite entry if Mohawk Bend is at capacity - get here early!)

We'll be honest, judging IPAs is a hell of a lot of fun, but that doesn't mean it's not hard work. Our 30 judges will co...
02/19/2020

We'll be honest, judging IPAs is a hell of a lot of fun, but that doesn't mean it's not hard work. Our 30 judges will consider 5 beers at a time based off of the BJCP definition of American IPA.⁣

They'll select one, two, or none of their samples to pass on to round 2, in which they get to select one to pass on to the final round. ⁣

Then, the top 5 beers will be pitted against each other, and awards will be given out for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. ⁣

But you can contribute too! Come out to IPA fest and vote in the People's Choice for your favorite. Winners announced at 4pm on 2/29!⁣

#LAIPAFest2020 ⁣

02/18/2020

Getting closer...🙂🙃🙂 #LAIPAFest2020 #Tminus12days

We're getting our taps ready to be FILLED with IPA. Tap list coming soon - get ready! #LAIPAFest2020
02/15/2020

We're getting our taps ready to be FILLED with IPA. Tap list coming soon - get ready! #LAIPAFest2020

Andrew is stoked to be behind the stick today for #PlinyTheYounger at @tonysdartsaway. Andrew curates the beer list for ...
02/14/2020

Andrew is stoked to be behind the stick today for #PlinyTheYounger at @tonysdartsaway. Andrew curates the beer list for the LA IPA Fest at @mohawkla, so you can thank him for all the great beer you're gonna drink. #LAIPAFest2020 #plinywatch

VIP packages are almost sold out, BUT there are still a couple of spots left to enjoy the Judges' Buffet, which includes...
02/11/2020

VIP packages are almost sold out, BUT there are still a couple of spots left to enjoy the Judges' Buffet, which includes a breakfast buffet alongside the IPA Fest judges, a commemorative glass, and most importantly, THIS DOPE HAT!
Grab your tickets before they're gone. Link below!

02/10/2020

A quick look back to last year's IPA Fest. Want to be part of the fun this year? February 29th - don't miss it! #LAIPAFest2020

Here it is everybody, the final breweries of #LAIPAFest2020! Stay tuned to find out what beers they'll be bringing - and...
02/05/2020

Here it is everybody, the final breweries of #LAIPAFest2020! Stay tuned to find out what beers they'll be bringing - and we'll see you on February 29th!

Altamont Beer Works
Cellarmaker Brewing Company
Gunwhale Ales
Kern River Brewing Company
Lucky Luke Brewing Co
Liquid Gravity Brewing Company
Mumford Brewing
Ogopogo Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Societe Brewing Company
TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room
Tarantula Hill Brewing Company
Three Weavers Brewing Company
Ventura Coast Brewing Company

Ladies and Gentlemen, our final judges for #LAIPAFest2020! For the full list, check out laipafest.com!Brandon Edwards, N...
01/31/2020

Ladies and Gentlemen, our final judges for #LAIPAFest2020! For the full list, check out laipafest.com!

Brandon Edwards, New Original Breweries
Mitch McDuff, Green Cheek Beer Co.
Amy Heller, Arrow Lodge Brewing
Tim Sciascia, Cellarmaker Brewing Company
Brian Seffer, Claremont Craft Ales
Sarah Bennett, Freelance beer journalist
Johnny Johur, Artifex Brewing Company
Rodger Davis, Faction Brewing
Anthony Tallman, Burgeon Beer Company

15 more breweries for our tap list, with only a few left to go - who will make the final competing beers? #LAIPAFEST2020...
01/28/2020

15 more breweries for our tap list, with only a few left to go - who will make the final competing beers? #LAIPAFEST2020.

Arrow Lodge Brewing
Beachwood Brewing
Burgeon Beer Company
Common Space Brewery
Faction Brewing
Firestone Walker - Propagator
The Hop Concept
Imperial Western Beer Company
MadeWest Brewing Company
North Park Beer Co.
Riip Beer Company
SLICE BEER CO
State Brewing Co.
Topa Topa Brewing Company

We're getting close to a full judge roster. Check out these legendary brewers that will be at #LAIPAFest2020!Bob Kunz, H...
01/26/2020

We're getting close to a full judge roster. Check out these legendary brewers that will be at #LAIPAFest2020!

Bob Kunz, Highland Park Brewery
Peter Mumford, Mumford Brewing
Eric Giddens, Kern River Brewing Company
Alex Nowell, Three Weavers Brewing Company
Kushal Hall, Common Space Brewery
Tom Kelley, El Segundo Brewing Co.
Sam Tierney, Firestone Walker - Propagator
Shaun O'Sullivan, 21st Amendment Brewery
Victor Novak, Golden Road Brewing

Another day, another fifteen breweries! Come find out what they're bringing to #LAIPAFEST2020 on February 29th!21st Amen...
01/21/2020

Another day, another fifteen breweries! Come find out what they're bringing to #LAIPAFEST2020 on February 29th!

21st Amendment Brewery
Artifex Brewing Company
Bottle Logic Brewing
Broxton
Burnin Daylight Brewing Co
Claremont Craft Ales
El Segundo Brewing Co.
Fall Brewing Company
Green Cheek Beer Co.
Harland Brewing
HopSaint Brewing Company
Knee Deep Brewing Company
Modern Times Beer
Offshoot Beer Co.
Russian River Brewing Company

7 more judges coming atcha! Make sure you're at Mohawk Bend on 2/29 to taste with these greats! Devon Randall, Imperial ...
01/17/2020

7 more judges coming atcha! Make sure you're at Mohawk Bend on 2/29 to taste with these greats!

Devon Randall, Imperial Western Beer Company
Jeff Bagby, Bagby Beer
Julian Shrago, Beachwood Brewing
Lee Chase, AutomaticBrewingCo
Jeremy Raub, Eagle Rock Brewery
Kolaan Busbice, Modern Times Beer
Tomm Carroll, Celebrator Beer News

Who will be pouring at #LAIPAFest2020? Here's the first batch for you...Bagby BeerBrewery XChapman CraftedAlvarado Stree...
01/14/2020

Who will be pouring at #LAIPAFest2020? Here's the first batch for you...

Bagby Beer
Brewery X
Chapman Crafted
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill
Simmzy's
Moonraker Brewing Company
Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse
Eagle Rock Brewery
Pizza Port
Highland Park Brewery
Stone Brewing
Smog City Brewing
Fieldwork Brewing Company
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Institution Ale Co.

This just in! Announcing the first 7 of our judges for this year's fest. Stay tuned for more, as well as for info on par...
01/11/2020

This just in! Announcing the first 7 of our judges for this year's fest. Stay tuned for more, as well as for info on participating breweries!

Vinnie Cilurzo, Russian River Brewing Company
Dave McLean, Admiral Maltings
Ting Su, Eagle Rock Brewery
Nacho Cervantes, New Original Breweries
Evan Price, Green Cheek Beer Co.
Peter Hoey, Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse
Mike Morrison, MadeWest Brewing Company

In 53 days, this room will be filled with some of the most well-honed palates in California, judging some of the best IP...
01/08/2020

In 53 days, this room will be filled with some of the most well-honed palates in California, judging some of the best IPAs in California - and you get to join in on the fun. Follow along to find out what those beers will be very soon!

Last year's IPAs came from as far north as Sacramento, and as far south as San Diego. Come back again next month to try ...
01/04/2020

Last year's IPAs came from as far north as Sacramento, and as far south as San Diego. Come back again next month to try some of the best from all over CA! #laipafest

Los Angeles IPA Festival's cover photo
12/07/2019

Los Angeles IPA Festival's cover photo

Los Angeles IPA Festival
12/07/2019

Los Angeles IPA Festival

BIG NEWS! Next year, Leap Day is Hop Day. The 7th annual LA IPA Fest will be on February 29th - watch this space for mor...
12/07/2019

BIG NEWS! Next year, Leap Day is Hop Day. The 7th annual LA IPA Fest will be on February 29th - watch this space for more info!

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12/05/2019

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Beginning Friday, March 22, 2019 --> BEST of the FESTCome enjoy the beers that the judges and the public deemed to be th...
03/21/2019

Beginning Friday, March 22, 2019 --> BEST of the FEST

Come enjoy the beers that the judges and the public deemed to be the Best of the 2019 Los Angeles IPA Festival! Individually priced or available as a flight.
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On Saturday, March 2nd we hosted the 6th Annual Los Angeles IPA Festival at Mohawk Bend, featuring 60 stellar West-Coast style IPAs from 60 unique and amazing California breweries. The following were picked as the best representations of CA-style West Coast hop-forward IPAs:
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1st Place - ‘Member IPA?
Green Cheek Beer Co. – Orange, California
7.0% - Mosaic & Simcoe hops

"Member when your beer was clear? ‘Member when it was bitter? ‘Member when you didn’t have to ask if it was West Coast or Hazy? This beer is that beer. All Canadian barley and dry-hopped with 100% Mosaic. You ‘member?"
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2nd Place - Like Riding A Bike
Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse – Sacramento, California
6.2% - Simcoe & Mosaic hops

"Light bodied and easy drinking with a big aroma of stone fruit, a little dank and clean citrus."
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3rd Place - Blahnker’s IPA
Firestone Walker - Propagator – Venice, California
7.3% - Cashmere, Mosaic, Citra & Simcoe hops

"Using the Union Jack recipe as a starting point, this West Coast IPA is double dry-hopped with Cashmere, Mosaic, Citra & Simcoe giving huge notes of grapefruit, pine & tangerines."
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People’s Choice - Phenomenal Liar
Fall Brewing Company – San Diego, California
7.9% - Galaxy, Simcoe, Citra, Strata & Columbus hops

"Tropical and Dank"

🚨LAST CHANCE!🚨Get your VIP Packages before tomorrow and Sunday! Brunch w/the Brewers is SOLD OUT, but there are still sl...
03/01/2019

🚨LAST CHANCE!🚨
Get your VIP Packages before tomorrow and Sunday! Brunch w/the Brewers is SOLD OUT, but there are still slots for the Final 5 and No “Leftovers”! Link in bio 👆👆

02/27/2019
Hopped LA

Hopped LA will be in the house this weekend! They'll be documenting beers, brewers, and all the bitter, hoppy goodness. Stoked. #LAIPAFest2019

In this episode, we are at Barbara's at the Brewery for their 20th Anniversary...and for another reason. It's also their annual tapping of the still very sought-after Pliny the Younger. And with Citra added to the hop bill, this 10.25% ABV Triple IPA is tasting so good!

Some fun events coming up this week including our Featured Event: Los Angeles IPA Festival at Mohawk Bend, Border X Brewing - Bell's Grand Opening, & Brouwerij West's 3rd Anniversary.

Did you know? This is the first year LA IPA Festival is offering VIP Packages! Have brunch with the brewers, judge the t...
02/21/2019

Did you know? This is the first year LA IPA Festival is offering VIP Packages! Have brunch with the brewers, judge the top 5 IPAs, and help us drink away the "leftovers"! Sign up at https://www.laipafestival.com/vip

Are you ready for this!? The 6th Annual LA IPA Festival is going down March 2nd & 3rd, 2019 at Mohawk Bend.🍻Head over to...
02/11/2019

Are you ready for this!? The 6th Annual LA IPA Festival is going down March 2nd & 3rd, 2019 at Mohawk Bend.🍻Head over to laipafestival.com to get all the details plus first dibs on VIP packages!

Mark your calendars! March 2nd & 3rd, 2019
02/08/2019

Mark your calendars! March 2nd & 3rd, 2019

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