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Beer Lovers: Los Angeles IPA Festival Is Returning To Mohawk Bend

Mohawk Bend is hosting the L.A. IPA Festival on Dec. 6 (Photo by Quinn Dombrowski via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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For the beer enthusiasts who love a little hoppiness to their beer, Echo Park's Mohawk Bend is hosting its second annual Los Angeles IPA Festival on Dec. 6.

Over 60 breweries have been invited to the event that starts at 9:30 a.m. to bring their best IPAs to the game. Patrons will get to sample the beers (including some that are brewed specifically for this festival) and vote on their favorites for their People's Choice Award. Societe's "The Pupil" snagged the first place prize last year and will be returning to the fest with the same brew this time around. A panel of judges from different breweries will also be deciding on their own winner. Noble's Tongue Tickles IPA was the judges' top pick last year.

San Diego's Karl Strauss will be bringing a keg of their Tower 10 IPA that's dry-hopped with Mosaic and Citra hops. And Santa Ana's Cismontane will be bringing their Hop Dumpster that they made special for this festival. Some newcomers to the IPA Festival include Three Weavers, Bagby Beer Company, 21 Amendment, Magnolia and Bottle Logic.

Some of the IPAs that Lauren O'Neill, Mohawk Bend's Beer Director, is excited about include whatever Noble is bringing (which hasn't been announced yet), the Dork Squad brew from Bagby Beer Company, Hop Killah from Cellarmaker, and Citra-R-Ama from Pizza Port.

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Mohawk Bend will be serving a limited brunch and dinner menu, but also three IPA-themed items, including vegan shishito peppers with an IPA aoli.

There aren't any tickets that you purchase for this event. Rather, parties of six or more can make reservations with Mohawk Bend to sit at a table, but each person must spend at least $30 each. All other seating is first come, first serve. Each eight-ounce pour costs $4.

Mohawk Bend is located at 2141 West Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, (213) 483-2337. More info on the Los Angeles IPA Festival can be found here.