There's just one month to go before our annual fundraising event, The Brewer's Plate, and we're getting more excited by the minute! Now in its twelfth year, this event has become Philadelphia's premier local beverage and food tasting festival, showcasing our region's finest chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers, and winemakers. Each year, we're amazed to see so much local talent all in one place, and we look forward to nerding out with fellow food lovers from near and far.
One thing that makes The Brewer's Plate unique is its focus on pairings. We spend weeks (sometimes months) playing matchmaker with restaurants/artisans/food producers and brewers/distillers/winemakers, dreaming up exciting and unexpected mates. Here are a few of this year's match-ups:
- Alla Spina with Dogfish Head + Evil Genius
- Birchrun Hills Farm + El Camino Real with Flying Fish
- City Tap House with Victory
- High Street on Market with Deer Creek Malthouse + Round Guys Brewing
- Whetstone Tavern with Neshaminy Creek + Stoudts
To wet your appetite even more, this year we're introducing a new "VIP Plus" pre-festival event, in which Victory Brewing Company's Founder, Bill Covaleski, and visiting guest brewer, Zach Bodah of Allagash Brewing Company, will collaborate with chefs from the Garces Group to create exclusive pairings. VIP Plus ticket holders will be invited to an intimate face-off between the brewers two hours before general admission. Regular VIP ticket holders will arrive one hour before general admission to beat the crowds.
Thanks to our 2016 Brewer's Plate sponsors: