A visit from the guru of American craft beer

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This past weekend, Charlie Papazian was in town. He walked our streets, breathed the same air we breathe and drank the same beer we drink.

Who?

Papazian is the president of the Brewers Association and widely considered the father of modern American homebrewing — and he’s clearly a celebrity at the local breweries that posted giddy photos and reverent updates. The local brewing scene is blooming, as we demonstrated in April’s Beer Issue and point out pretty much every single week. But Papazian’s presence is an impressive indicator that people outside the Inland Northwest are taking note.

Here are some social media highlights from the visit:

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