Three of the most erudite beer drinkers in the country graced the Wynkoop Brewing Company on Saturday to compete in the seventeenth annual Beerdrinker of the Year competition. Only one, though -- Warren Monteiro, a New York City freelance writer, beer traveler, homebrewer and beer columnist -- came away with fame and fortune. Monteiro, a previous finalist, won because of his "in-depth beer expertise, extensive travels in pursuit of beer, and his efforts to promote great beer to others," the Wynkoop wrote afterward. Look below for photos of the fun, or click the link after the final photo to Westword's full Beerdrinker of the Year slide show.
See also: - Slide show: Beerdrinker of the Year Contest at Wynkoop - Beerdrinker of the Year contest features a Wynkoop alumna, now in New York - Lady brewers will gather for Colorado's first all-female collaboration beer
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For more photos, visit our full slide show.