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Craft beer and Girl Scout cookies -- a delicious combination. Were you seen at Saturday’s Cookies & Crafts?

For this month’s Scene/Seen, we found an event that blatantly goes against the January trend of dieting. It pairs people’s not-so-secret adoration of Girl Scout cookies with Charlotte’s outspoken love of local craft beers.

More than 10 breweries participated in Cookies & Crafts this past Saturday at the Fillmore, pairing their beers with Girl Scout cookies — stouts paired with Thin Mints looked particularly good.

Here’s what the scene looked like from 3-4 p.m. Were you seen?

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Beer tasting events are getting classier every day. Behold a custom ice sculpture for the event, hiding next to the White Russian bar for those who couldn’t be convinced that beers and cookies could be enjoyed together.

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If everyone likes Girl Scout cookies, and if everyone enjoys Charlotte craft beer, why not pair them? I was told the Samoas and the Rah-Rah Raisins were easy to pair because their caramel and oat notes went well with the natural maltiness of ales and porters.

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All profits from the unlimited tasting mugs benefited the Girl Scouts. It made the crowd look incredibly fancy as they sipped beer out of their tiny mugs as if at a boozy tea party.

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This guy’s multitasking abilities just go to show how serious — and joy-inducing — cookies and beer can make a person.

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As with many beer-centric events in the QC, Cookies & Crafts attracted a crowd. An estimated 1,500 people queued up and crammed inside The Fillmore to do their best Cookie Monster impressions.

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Two faces, both conjured by what was an extremely successful event. The first I call, “Did my friends go get a NoDa Coco Loco without me?” And the second I call, “OMG you just put that entire cookie in your mouth.”

Photos: Rémy Thurston

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