Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Brewer's Plate is almost here!!

It's the most wonderful time of the year, no not Christmas, Brewer's Plate season!

The Brewer's Plate at the Kimmel Center has long been heralded as one of the best (if not THE best) events in Philadelphia. Now in their 12th year and still in their home at the Kimmel Center, the beer-and-food pairing event of the year is pulling out all the stops to make this a night to remember.

This year, they added the VIP Plus ticketing option (which has been long sold out - but there were only 150 available). This gives ticket holders ultra exclusive access to an event within an event in the Hamilton Garden above the Perelman Theater, where Victory and Allagash Brewing will collaborate with chefs from The Garces Group to create some out of this world pairings, and then a winner will be chosen by the attendees! We can only hope that this will be a successful pre-event so that we can look our for it next year.

Photo Credit: Donna Conner, Sean Fitzgerald, and Stephen Lyford
BUT, all hope is not lost, bitches! There is still the regular VIP hour that you should definitely take advantage of! Not only do you get a WHOLE EXTRA HOUR to sample all of the deliciousness, but there are always extra goodies reserved only for the VIPs, and you get a super fancy Brewer's Plate Tasting Glass. Last year, it included some great cocktails mixed up by the folks at Drink Philly, and some exclusive brews that the general admission folks didn't have an opportunity to sample.

However, let's face it - even if you don't have the cash to spring for the VIP, you will have a fantastic time with a General Admission ticket as well. Let's not forget, with the help of Rolling Barrel Events, this event celebrates Fair Food, a wonderful non-profit "dedicated to bringing healthy local food to the marketplace and promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the region." They help farmers stay in business and they help you to have access to fresh, local food. So help them out by attending their kick ass event!

The VIP plus hour starts at 4:30pm, regular VIP ($99) starts at 5:30pm, and General Admission ($64) starts at 6:30pm. The event ends at 9:30pm. Purchase your tickets here.

If you still aren't sure if you should attend, just take a look at this fucking participant list!

2nd Story Brewing Co.
Alla Spina
Bainbridge Street Barrelhouse
Bar Ferdinand
Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
Birchrun Hills Farm
Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse
Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen
Cherry Grove Farm
City Tap House
Devil's Den
The Farm at Doe Run
Éclat Chocolate
El Camino Real
Epic Pickles
Fair Food Farmstand
Food Underground
Good Dog
Good Spoon Soups
Guerrilla Ultima
High Street on Market
London Grill
McCrossen's Tavern
Misconduct Tavern
Mugshots Coffeehouse
Night Kitchen Bakery
Revolution Taco
South Philadelphia Tap Room
Tap Room on 19th
The Belgian Cafe
The Industry
Urban Farmer
Varga Bar
Vegan Commisary
Victory Brewing Co.
Weckerly’s Ice Cream
Whetstone Tavern
Wild Flour Bakery

2SP Brewing Co.
2nd Story Brewing Co.
Allagash Brewing Co.
Angry Orchard
Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery
Bluebird Distilling
Brooklyn Brewery
Cape May Brewing Co.
Conshohocken Brewery Co.
Dock Street Brewing Co.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Evil Genius Beer Co.
Evolution Brewing Co.
Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Forest & Main Brewing Co.
Frecon's Cidery
Free Will Brewing Co.
Iron HIll Brewery
Lancaster Brewing Co.
Manatawny Still Works
McKenzie Brew House
Naked Brewing Co.
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
Nodding Head Brewery 
Philadelphia Brewing Co.
Philadelphia Distilling
River Horse Brewing Co.
Round Guys Brewing Co.
Saint Benjamin Brewing Co.
Sam Adams
Saucony Creek Brewing Co.
ShawneeCraft Brewing Co.
Sly Fox Brewing Co.
SØLE Artisan Ales
Spirit Forward
Stone & Key Cellars
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Subarashii Kudamono
Susquehanna Brewing Co.
The Other Farm Brewing Co.
Three Springs Fruit Farm
Tröegs Independent Brewing
Vault Brewing Co.
Victory Brewing Co.
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Wyndridge Farm Brewing
Yards Brewing Co.

So hurry up and buy your tickets, and we'll see you there!

Stay drunk, bitches!

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