After a hiatus, the L.A. IPA festival returns next month on the 21st of May.
Here are more details about the event that will move from Mohawk Bend in Echo Park to Brennan’s in Marina Del Rey.
“The event will carry forward many of its traditions from prior years. A panel of industry- leading brewers will be sequestered to judge the entries to determine the one most representative of the ideals of a West Coast IPA. Guests will get the opportunity to taste any of the beers and submit their pick for People’s Choice. And a VIP experience will be available for guests that want to rub shoulders with the best in the business.
Over 60 beers will be available as part of the competition, from some of the best breweries within California. North Park Beer Company, which won the 2020 competition with their “Sorta Mostly Dead” IPA, will be present, along with Tarantula Hill Brewing, 2020 winners of the People’s Choice. Also present will be crowd favorites such as Russian River, Highland Park Beer, Green Cheek Beer, and many, many more.
General Admission to the festival includes a commemorative IPA glass and five beer tokens for $38. However, a special Early Bird price is available until April 30th for only $29. A limited amount of “Shadow Judge” VIP tickets will also be made available, which offer the opportunity to enjoy a “brewers’ brunch” with the judges at 10am and view the first round of judging at 11am. This package also includes 5 beer tokens and the commemorative glass, and runs for $125.”