Now in its fourth year, Fat Head’s Celebration of the Hop IPA Festival is one event you may regret missing out on so make sure mark your calendar now. Brewer Matt Cole’s follow-up to the brewery’s other ode to hoppy brews, the Heavyweight Brewers Brawl, this India pale ale fest is a chance to feed your hop fix this October. While 2010′s fest saw a handful of west coast beers unavailable in Ohio (including brews from Bear Republic, Port Brewing and Coronado) make rare appearances, last year’s event brought the focus back to Ohio with the likes of Columbus Brewing, Buckeye, Willoughby, Great Lakes, Cornerstone, Rocky River, Chardon Brew Works, Market Garden, Thirsty Dog, Brew Kettle and Hoppin’ Frog competing for the belt. Only time will tell what’s in store for NEO craft-beer drinkers this year, though one thing should be certain: Brewer Jack Kephart of The Brew Kettle is sure to return once again to see if he can continue his winning streak from years past. Already a winner of countless accolades, including several from the Great American Beer Festival thanks to their award-winning Head Hunter IPA, Cole and the Fat Head’s gang will unleash the world’s best India pale ales, double IPAs and other extreme hoppy beers for beer aficionados to enjoy. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Each admission includes a souvenir tasting glass along with 15 beer samples. Two sessions will take place during the day in hopes that everyone will get a chance to attend. A day session will run from 1 to 4 p.m. while the evening shift will follow suit from 6 to 9 p.m. As with previous years, live music is expected. Celebration of the Hop returns Saturday, Oct. 6 at Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon in North Olmsted.