Inaugural Beer Festival crowd. (photo by David Widdicombe)

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Tryon Beer Festival welcomes crowd

Published 4:00pm Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Tap workers poured libations enthusiastically Saturday, Nov. 10 as more than 400 people, including at least 100 out-of-town visitors, enjoyed the first annual Tryon Beer Fest at the Tryon Depot Plaza.

“Our inaugural beer fest has now become our first annual,” said Chair Shelly Block. “I’ve been to tons of beer fests and by far this was the classiest of them all. This was my feeling and that of dozens whom I spoke with. The breweries commented that the Tryon crowd was awesome.”

Jay Adams, former North Carolina Brewer of the Year, had some early-on doubts for the success of the event. He softened along the way and gained enthusiasm.

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