PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 7, 2016 – The Brewer’s Plate event is one that calls this beer drinker’s attendance more than any other beer and food event in the Philadelphia region and for good reason — it continues to be one of the region’s best executed displays of beer, food, and their tasty combined possibilities.
The 12th annual installment of this decadently educational and fun event is set to take flight this coming Sunday, March 13 at another of Philadelphia’s crown jewels, the Kimmel Center. Roughly 1,200 attendees are expected to sell out the event once again and be treated to thoughtfully well-conceived pairings of beer and food from nearly 50 brewers and 50 local restaurants.
The Brewer’s Plate event has grown over the years from a few hundred attendees in 2005 at the Reading Terminal Market with almost exclusively beer paired with food to an event that also includes wine, cider, and cocktails. It has been called “…perhaps the single most important annual Philadelphia beer event…” by Philadelphia Magazine, the “…best food and beer event in the area…” by Ryan Hudak at Eat Your PHL, and I included The Brewer’s Plate in my “Beer Lover’s Mid-Atlantic” book as the annual March event to put on your calendar each year as it provides “…many foods and beers that simply cannot be available in other parts of the country…”
With live music, up to five hours of noshing and sipping (depending upon ticket price), the chance to mingle with brewers and chefs, all while raising money for Fair Food, you’ll want to clear your calendar for this coming Sunday evening.
The VIP Plus ticket option is reportedly already sold out, but both VIP and General Admission still remain.
Check back next week for my review and be sure to introduce yourself if we cross paths.
About the writer: Bryan Kolesar has been on the trail of great beer for over 20 years and writing about it for more than 10. In 2015, his “Beer Lover’s Mid-Atlantic” book was released and in a mere 416 pages covered the diverse beer scene of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Find his book online and in bookstores and follow him on Twitter @BrewLounge.