Naja’s Place IPA Festival

Naja’s Place 10th IPA Festival taps off this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and runs for one whole week.

The folks behind the bar are prepping and cleaning their tap lines for what is now Naja’s Place 10th IPA Festival that starts this Wednesday, May 16 at 2:00pm. It is a week long event that caters to the most effervescent beer seasoning around, hops. Naja’s IPA Fest is serious business amongst beer geeks and for good reason. All types of IPAs (India Pale Ale) and DPAs (think IPA on steroids) and cask beers will be on draft from local South Bay brewers as well as hop-centric beers from all over California and the west coast.

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Naja’s Place pours some of the best local, regional and national brew around with a special focus on hoppy beers. (Photo by South Bay Events via Scott Hayes)


One of the most iconic South Bay craft beer watering holes, Naja’s Place IPA Fest represents the tacky but charming personality from which the culture of local, craft beer began. Featuring hop-forward beers available all week for a premium price, many kegs are tapped for special release or even new release. According to the flyer at the bar, local hoppy beers take center stage on opening day this Wednesday with special attention given to Knee Deep Brewing on Thursday (5/17), Pizza Port Brewing presents a collaboration beer on Friday (5/18) starting at 11:30 a.m. and San Diego brewers Ballast Point and Societe highlight the weekend. Like in years past, there will most likely be some special cask beers too. Cask beer or ale is usually less carbonated and can have a stronger taste and smell since it is unfiltered (unlike kegged beer).

The Festival runs one whole week starting Wednesday May 16th at 2:00 p.m., so pace yourself, hydrate, and don’t hesitate to make multiple trips. All you need is a sturdy beach cruiser, a little Uber or a Lyft and an elbow that bends. Souvenir glasses will be available. Naja’s Place is located at 150 N. International Boardwalk in Redondo Beach. Follow Naja’s facebook page for up to date tap list and festival fun.