Hundreds Flock to Brewfest

Hundreds of people flocked to Whitney Commons Saturday for the Suds n' Spurs Brewfest. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Hundreds of people flocked to Whitney Commons Saturday for the Suds n' Spurs Brewfest. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Hundreds of people headed for Whitney Commons Saturday to listen to music, enjoy food from local vendors and sample brews from about 25 professional craft brewers from more than six states.

The Suds n' Spurs Brewfest is a fundraiser for the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber CEO Dixie Johnson said the crafters all brought multiple brews.

The winner of the People's Choice award this year was 2 Basset Brewing of White Sulphur Springs, Montana. The company is co-owned by Sheridan native Chris Hedrich and her husband – and named for their two basset hound dogs.

The People's Choice award is voted on by those who attend the event.

Hedrich said 2 Basset was at the brewfest for the first time last year.

Other prizes awarded at the brewfest include the professionally judged Best IPA competition, and Johnson said this year's winner was Wind River Brewing. Johnson said the initials stand for Indian Pale Ale, which is brewed with more hops than other beers.

The award for the competition is a spur crafted by Tom Balding, which the company can take home and display in the brewery.

2 Basset Brewing, from Montana, won the People's Choice award. (Photo by Pat Blair)
2 Basset Brewing, from Montana, won the People's Choice award. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Dixie Johnson shows the Tom Balding spur awarded to the best IPA brewing company. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Dixie Johnson shows the Tom Balding spur awarded to the best IPA brewing company. (Photo by Pat Blair)
People line up to get their tickets to the brewfest. (Photo by Pat Blair)
People line up to get their tickets to the brewfest. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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