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Inaugural South Florida Brewers Guild Festival in Boynton Beach Was a Huge Success (Photos)

This weekend was a perfect weekend to walk around an outdoor festival and drink Florida-made beer. And that's just what Clean Plate Charlie did during the first Brewers Guild Festival of South Florida, a sister event to the long-running Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest held every March in Tampa.

It was perfect because, aside from the weather, it wasn't a hoppy mess; in other words, there was plenty of beer to go around and none of the debauchery that often comes when you mix strong beer with even stronger sun. Instead, the first Brewers Guild Fest was an intimate gathering, more than 15 brewers from across the state each offering unique, well-crafted beers. Best of all, there was plenty of talking, meeting, and greeting among brewers -- techniques discussed, beer styles explored, and favorite ingredients divulged. And that's really what being a part of the guild is all about, after all.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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