Beer lovers gathered at the US Cellular Center yesterday afternoon for the annual Winter Warmer Festival. Out of town guest Cigar City Brewing Company of Tampa, Florida was a star, pouring several beers not normally available in North Carolina including their Marshal Zhukov Imperial Stout and Warmer Winter seasonal. Local newcomer Wicked Weed also had long lines throughout the afternoon. This year the festival moved upstairs to larger space, allowing the sell-out crowd more room to roam while enjoying fine beers along with catered food from Strada Italiano. Here’s to an even better event in 2014.