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Headhunter IPA: Best West Coast IPA!
August 19, 2009, 1:01 pm
Filed under: India Pale Ale

I just wanted to post an update about Fat Head’s own Headhunter IPA winning Gold at the Bistro IPA Festival last weekend. The 12th Annual IPA Festival was held at Bistro in Hayward, CA. Matt Cole, (FH’s brewmaster) is friends with a few of the brewers on the west coast involved with the festival and was offered the opportunity to ship one of his own beers into the competition. In the face of some impressive company including Russian River, Green Flash, Miran, Pelican Pub, Firestone Walker, Pizza Port and many more, it was truly an honor to be included in the event. The Brookston Beer Bulletin reports that “the keg of Fat Head [sic] beer was sent via FedEx in a blue suitcase to The Bistro. Bistro owner Vic Kralj recounts that when he called Fat Heads brewer Matt Cole, who coincidentally was enjoying a beer in Wisconsin with Bay Area brewers Arne Johnson and Alec Moss, that his screams of delight could be heard through the phone by everyone around Vic.”

Considering that the competition featured 62 IPAs from 52 different breweries, it truly speaks to the quality of the Heahunter IPA to take the top honors. Congratulations to Matt, Glenn, and everyone else involved in making the Fat Head’s Brewery an early success!


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