The National IPA challenge sponsored every year by the Brewing News crowned Fat Head’s Brewery and Saloon’s Head Hunter IPA as the best IPA in the nation! One hundred and twenty-eight (128) India Pale Ales from breweries across the US were entered in the competition. The competition works like the NCAA tournament brackets in that each beer is pitted against another and the winner advances to the next round. The challenge started on Feb 3 with round one in Buffalo, NY, with subsequent rounds held in Grand Rapids, Seattle, Syracuse, and the finals in Buffalo.
Fat Head’s Head Hunter has now won this competition twice. Congratulations to Matt Cole and Fat Head’s! The complete bracket is shown here.