With just a week and a half to go before this year's Brewer's Plate, we and our partners at Rolling Barrel Events are a flurry with last-minute preparations. There are program booklets to finalize, layouts to map, schedules to coordinate, and all the little details and odds and ends that will make for our best event yet.
Brewer's Plate was created in 2005 by Victory Brewing Company's Bill Covaleski and Fair Food's Executive Director, Ann Karlen, as a way to pair local craft brews with fine, local food--all while raising funds to supportFair Food's mission and ongoing programs. The first Brewer's Plate hosted a handful of local breweries and restaurants, and as word spread, more connections were made, and the local food and beverage scene grew, this event evolved into the premier food and beverage festival in the Mid-Atlantic. On Sunday, March 8, at the Kimmel Center, the 11th annual Brewer's Plate will feature nearly 100 of our region's outstanding chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, and winemakers. We've come a long way, and we can't wait for you to meet this year's line-up of participants--veterans and newbies alike.
Thirsty for more info? While I can't give up all the sudsy details, here's some insider information to hold you over till the 8th:
- New Brewer's Plate vendors will include 2nd Street Brew House, U-Bahn, Misconduct Tavern, Taco Mondo, The Olde Bar, Stone & Key Cellars, The Industry Bar, Wyndridge Farm, and MORE!
- For VIP ticket holders only, Drink Philly will host a special "Home Bar Project" cocktail demo with Dan Lan Hamm of Spirit Forward and 1 Tippling Place.
- A few of the exciting food-and-beverage match-ups:Brooklyn Brewery+London Grill; Forest & Main Brewing Company + Cherry Grove Farm + The Farm at Doe Run; Philadelphia Brewing Company + South Philadelphia Tap Room; Dogfish Head Brewery + River Horse Brewing Company + High Street on Market.
If you haven't bought your tickets yet, hurry up and visit BrewersPlate.com before they're all gone. (Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in volunteering at the event.) We can't wait to see you next Sunday!