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Luke Nirmaier of Brady's Brewhouse in New Richmond hands a sample to a festival goer. Brady's refreshing Sunny Golden Wheat was the beer of choice for many on the hot Saturday afternoon at the Somerset Ampitheater during the Border Battle Beer Fest. (Photo by Micheal Foley)

PHOTOS: Border Battle Beer Fest

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Despite temperatures in the 90s, hundreds of people attended the Border Battle Beer Fest held Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Somerset Ampitheater. The event featured beer from nine Minnesota breweries and nine Wisconsin breweries.


Indeed Brewing Company from Minneapolis earned the Golden Firkin for the judges' vote. The People's Choice Award also went to Indeed Brewing for its Sweet Yamma Jamma sweet potato ale.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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