Fat Head's Head Hunter India Pale Ale won the 15th annual West Coast IPA Festival last weekend at The Bistro in Hayward, Calif. It was the second time that the decorated beer has won the event, which featured 61 India pale ales.
"It's kind of cool that we have a Midwest brewery winning a West Coast event," brewer Matt Cole said. "The brewers come out in full force and this is about bragging rights."
Head Hunter continues to rack up awards. It won the West Coast IPA Festival in 2009 and has earned honors at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, International Beer Fest, Denver International Beer Competition and Brewing News National IPA Championship. Not bad for a brewery that opened in 2009. Considering the awards, the website Aleheads even questioned earlier this year whether Head Hunter deserves to be called the best IPA in the country.
Speaking of Head Hunter, Mansfield News Journal beer writer Steve Goble sings the praises of the beer in his latest column. You can read it by clicking here.