Fair Food’s Annual Brewer’s Plate Event Returns

Enjoy great local food and drink to benefit a nonprofit organization.

Photo by Alexandra Whitney photography.

Cherished regional food and beverage festival, The Brewer’s Plate, returns on March 13 to the Kimmel Center. The annual event is committed to the mantra “buy fresh, buy local” and brings together the region’s outstanding chefs, farmers, food artisans, brewers, distillers and winemakers for one night to benefit nonprofit organization, Fair Food.

Fair Food was founded in 2000 by Philadelphia entrepreneur Judy Wicks, who wished to spread the locally-sourced model of her restaurant White Dog Café to other businesses in the region. As an organization, Fair Food is “dedicated to bringing locally-grown food to the marketplace” and strives to promote “a humane, sustainable agriculture system” for the Philly area.

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The celebration is a who’s who of the best in local eats and drinks and unfolds in a space as grand as the event itself—The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Below are some of the scheduled participants who will be offering sips and bites:

Birchrun Hills Farm

Éclat Chocolate

Iron Hill Brewery

Victory Brewing Company

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The Farm at Doe Run

Night Kitchen Bakery

Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery

Conshohocken Brewery Company

Forest & Main Brewing Company

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Free Will Brewing Company

Manatawny Still Works

Philadelphia Distilling

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Tired Hands Brewing Company

Ready to support this great cause while enjoying the best in local libations and food? Tickets are available at several levels:

VIP Plus:

New for 2016 is the VIP Plus experience taking place in the Hamilton Garden of the Kimmel Center. Bill Covaleski from Victory Brewing Company and a surprise guest brewer will give an intimate talk during the hour prior to VIP admission. Expect a sampling of limited-edition beers and exclusive pairings while enjoying gorgeous views of the bustling city from the rooftop garden. Only 150 tickets will be available at $125.

VIP:

As a VIP ticket holder, attendees will gain early access at 5:30 p.m. to all vendors and a keepsake glass. Don’t miss that extra hour to fill your special glass with limited VIP-only brews. Tickets are currently $89 per person, but the price increases to $99 as the date approaches. VIP tickets are limited.

General Admission:

Limited tickets are currently available with early bird pricing of $64. After those tickets are gone, prices increase to $74 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.brewersplate.com.

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