Kyle Groves, of Freeport, hands a beer to Jennifer Colboth, of Herrin, Friday at the CarbondALE Brew Fest at the town square pavilion. James McCoy, middle, helped Groves work the Scratch Brewing Company’s booth. “The brewing community is really cool,” Groves said. “It’s very different from a lot of other communities. The culture around it is very sharing.” He said the people in the brewing community are very open and helpful to each other. CarbondALE Brew Fest featured small batch craft brews from all over the Midwest. — May 6, 2016, Carbondale, Ill.