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Copenhagen Beer Celebration brings the suds to City Hall Plaza (PHOTOS)

The European-bred beer festival brought long lines, lots of brews and live music to Boston.
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    Bostonians James Hairston, Ilka Alcantara, and Enig Mue|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Giel Schroe at the Bokkereyder booth with their Lambic creation Apricot Framboos

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    Mark Andrews from JP listens to Max explain the unique qualities of Cigar City Brewin|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Guests in City Hall Plaza|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Graham Black and Amy Brown in the Cigar City Brewing line.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Impressive lines stretched from popular and unusual brewers like Wicked Weed Brewing.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Derek Freese with Modern Times Beer explains his company's wares.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Sasha Reagan, Will Tarnell and Iain Drew |Derek Kouyoumjian

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    James Pritting and Jenna Ott |Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The line for Cigar City Brewing.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Lauren Pirritano, Devin Zajac and Roxanne Bavarian |Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Beers flowed freely for three sessions of tastings.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Ryan Dowdod of Angry Chair and their Fionn Imperial Hazelnut Porter.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    The line for Lervig Aktiebrygger|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Blake Goodwin drinks Angry Chair's When In Doubt while Stephanie Lopez cheers on.

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    Charlie Krause and Claire Schollaert|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Guests in City Hall Plaza|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Jon Paton and Andrew Bousquet of Lord Hobo show off the Boom Sauce.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Brad Barr of the Montreal band Barr Brothers |Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Sarah Page of the Montreal band Barr Brothers|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Guests in City Hall Plaza|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Don and Celia Williams enjoy the good works from B Nektar Meadery.|Derek Kouyoumjian

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    Sue Sambecki and George Trenton|Derek Kouyoumjian

Led by Danish microbrewery Mikkeller, the Copenhagen Beer Celebration grew U.S. roots in City Hall Plaza, where they hosts the first ever stateside festival on last Friday and Saturday. More than 57 European and American breweries brought their best batches to the makeshift biergarten for a two-night tasting hosted by Mikkeller founderMikkel Borg Bjergsoand Boston's Crash Line Productions, the group also responsible for the Boston Calling Music Festival.

Check out our interview with Bjergso ahead of the festival, and see photos from Friday night in the gallery above.

 

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