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Craft beer enthusiasts flock to 20th annual Fairfax Brewfest

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Craft beer enthusiasts flock to 20th annual Fairfax Brewfest

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Craft beer enthusiasts flock to 20th annual Fairfax Brewfest

Rob Longaker of Petaluma samples a beer with Brendan Johnson of Santa Rosa during the Fairfax Brewfest. Alan Dep — Marin Independent Journal Allison Spillane of Moylan’s Brewery hands a festival goer a beer during the Fairfax Brewfest. Alan Dep — Marin Independent Journal For the beer aficionado, such as Dustin Nygaard of Novato, wearing a string of pretzels to a beer festival proved he was there to savor the flavors that each ale, lager and stout presented.

“In between sips and samples, you take a bite of a pretzel — it’s the perfect way to cleanse the palate,” said Nygaard.

Not everyone who attended the 20th annual Fairfax Brewfest Saturday wore a pretzel necklace, but the big crowd that streamed into the Fairfax Pavilion on the warm afternoon certainly was there to indulge in the latest and best that the 22 breweries had to offer.

“… And that’s exactly how it should be,” said Richard Pedemonte, the festival director and vice president of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.

The event, a fundraiser for the chamber, included Celtic […]

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