Breweries, beer lovers celebrate 11th Annual Tryon Beer Fest
Published 2:23 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022
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Friends Byron Trivett from Charlotte met up with Maria and Brennan Bulley of Greenville for the Fest.
Mike and Debbi Merker, Hendersonville.
Lee McCaskill, Albert Xu, and Chandler Abbott made the trek from Greenville.
Volunteers Vicki and Chris Power from Hendersonville staffed the stand for Noble Cider of Asheville.
Suzanne and Jud Reamy split their time between Hilton Head and here…and of course, made sure they were in Tryon for the 11th Annual Beer Fest.
Arnie and Brenda Hoye, Chesnee.
Leanna Erickson and Brooke Erickson along with Sara Helmkamp and Gil Helmkamp look friendly here, but they’re about to enjoy the traditional Bavarian game, Hammerschlagen. Each participant takes turns whacking their nail into a stump. The winner is the one whose nail was completely banged in before the others.
Glen Mills, volunteer from Tryon, makes a toast to a rainy, but fun, Tryon Beer Fest.
Jeff Allison takes a break to enjoy the Fest with buddy Will Coffey.
Jessica and Andy Glasscock enjoyed being captured for posterity in the Beer Fest photo booth.
Mariah and Toby Lee, Concord.
Chris and Heather Jones, Columbus.
Wael Shukha and Al Kinsey, both of Columbus.
Mary Ann Vassar from Landrum checks out a sample of brew from Oklawaha Brewing with brewery owner, Joe Dinan.
Oskar Blues rep, Mark Conti, with Beer Fest volunteers Vicki and Marc Fayssoux from Ellenboro.
Seeing who can hold up a stein filled with a liter of beer (water in this case) is a traditional Oktoberfest game.
Nell Campbell from Lake Bowen wasn’t about to let a little rain keep her away.
The giant Jenga game was a crowd favorite.
Dean Trakas, Tryon, came dressed for the occasion.
Jamie Scruggs from Landrum and Taylor Miller of Mill Spring toast to a successful Fest.
Carol and Mark McCall from Tryon serve as volunteers at the Guidon Brewing Company tent. Behind them is Guidon’s Simon Coull, originally from Scotland and now living in Hendersonville.
Doreen and John Roadman made the trip down from Virginia Beach to join up with Mill Spring friend, Lisa Quitoni.
Jon and Dan Gerst, son and dad volunteers from Tryon, ran the Beer Fest games.
TRYON–The 11th Annual Tryon Beer Fest was held on Saturday, November 5. Beer lovers from across the area enjoyed samples from over twenty local and regional breweries, as well as games, live music, food and a photo booth. A steady rain during the second half of the Fest didn’t dampen the spirits of festivalgoers, and this annual tradition continues to be a local favorite each year. The Beer Fest was presented by Tryon Downtown Development Association, and sponsored by New View Realty. (Photos by Mark Levin)