The fourth annual San Diego International Beer Festival will be taking place at the San Diego County Fair from June 25th-27th. And while the beer isn’t flowing to the general public yet, the judges have tasted and had their say.
Pizza Port Solana Beach took the Best in Show award for their Belgian IPA Big Wednesday. I’ve never had a chance to try Big Wednesday, but am definitely looking forward to it. I’m a big fan of Belgian IPA’s and even got a chance to brew one at Ska Brewing Co. in Durango, Colorado with Head Brewer Thomas Larsen earlier this year (you can read more about that here and here).
Pizza Port wasn’t the only winner from San Diego. Plenty of other breweries placed in various categories including Ballast Point Brewing Co., Alesmith Brewing Co., The Lost Abbey, San Diego Brewing Company, Coronado Brewing Co., Breakwater Brewing Co., Pacific Beach Alehouse, Karl Strauss and Lightning Brewing Co.