Behind the Scenes: Brewer's Plate 2015

Peggy Paul Casella, Resident Wordsmith (and Farmstand Associate)

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:

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, hurry up and visit before they're all gone. (Or contact us at if you're interested in volunteering at the event.) We can't wait to see you next Sunday!