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Hundreds cheer on beer at Winterfest

03/03/2015 12:23PM ● By Richard Gaw
From the taps of 61 different beermakers, the thirsty mouths of more than 500 in attendance at last Saturday's 2015 Winterfest in Kennett Square were gratefully quenched.

Against a bright sun and a bitter cold, the sold-out festival took on the flavor of a scaled-down version of Mardi Gras, marked by the appearance of kooky hats, aviator sunglasses and pretzel necklaces up and down Union Street. Housed side-by-side in a nearly quarter-mile row, local taps like Twin Lakes, Victory and the about-to-open Kennett Brewing Company were joined by regional and national breweries, including Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Evil Genius, Herectic Brewing, Round Guys, Jolly Pumpkin, Yards and Voodoo Brewing.

In addition to the foamy frivolity, designated drivers were awarded with complimentary non-alcholic drinks and food from Country Butcher, while George’s Seafood, Lily’s Asian Cuisine and other vendors supplied a generous amount of food tastings.

Proceeds from the event benefited Historic Kennett Square, whose mission is to actively support and enrich community vitality and pride, to help preserve the historic district and small town atmosphere, and to promote economic and positive, productive relationships within Kennett Square and the surrounding townships.

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