Photos | Piedmont Beer Festival draws a festive crowd

Julie Reichle

A patron holds up a glass of beer in the Piedmont Center for the Arts pint glass included with the tasting entry fee

The 10th Annual Piedmont Beer Festival, the Piedmont Center for the Arts Oct. 7 fundraiser, was another crowd-pleasing event and a successful fundraising event for the Center, said event organizer Carter Dunlap in an email. In addition to the home brews, Piedmont Grocery contributed the German meal, which was more than enough to feed the crowd. “On Saturday I was able to convince the fire department to take four or five dozen bratwursts and a tray of German potato salad,” said Dunlap.

Others who helped pull off Friday’s event included Joe Gold, Jay Russell, and Patty Dunlap plus PCA Board members Debbie Dare, Mark Davis, Harry Howe, Jan McCutchen, Aparna Rao, and Lisa Wolfe.

Beer judges included Piedmont Police Chief Jeremy Bowers, Public Works Director Daniel Gonzales, and Piedmont Grocery President Dave Larson.

  • Best Pale Ale: Kyle Blomset — Autumnal Rye 
  • Best IPA: Matt Gerhardt — Autumn Pale Ale
  • Best Specialty Beer: Kyle Blomset — Bill Marzen Lager
  • Best in Show: Bob Davis — Reflected Glory (Trappist Tripel)

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