Brewer’s Plate Pairings Announced
Philly’s favorite beer and food pairing event, Brewer’s Plate, will be upon us in a matter of days. If you haven’t bought your ticket, you need to act fast to secure your spot, as this is an event that sells out every year and will not have tickets at the door. And now that you’ve been warned, let us tell you about some of the pairings that have been announced for this year’s event.
As you may or may not know, the event is centered around each participating restaurant being paired with each participating brewery to make a small bite that either pairs well with the beer(s) the brewery is bringing, or utilizes said beer in the recipe. This year, the pairings will line up as such:
Brauhaus Schmitz/Street Food Philly and Neshaminy Creek
City Tap House and Troegs
Fair Food Farmstand and McKenzie
Kennett Restaurant and Yards
Khyber Pub Pass and Sly Fox
London Grill and Desiato Cider
Varga Bar and Brooklyn Brewery
South Philly Tap Room and Philly Brewing Co.
Southwark and Nodding Head
The Belgian Café and Fegley’s
Tria and Victory
White Dog Café and Dogfish Head
Alla Spina and Stoudt’s
Keatings and Cricket Hill
Guerrilla Ultima BBQ and Dock Street
Field House and River Horse
Bar Ferdinand and Lancaster Brewing Co.
El Camino Real and Weyerbacher
Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen and Boxcar
McCrossen’s Tavern and Prism
We’ve learned that Kennett will be working with Forest and Main in addition to Yards, which will heighten the familiar pairing of Kennett and Yards from last year. We’re also particularly looking forward to see newcomers Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen and their Grilled Cheese stuffed with BBQ Portabella and Apple Slaw with Boxcar Brewing’s Mango IPA, as well as what Philly favorite chef David Ansil will be offering with Bar Ferdinand now that he’s returned from a brief stint in Jamaica. And while not all pairings have been announced, a few have made their way out: Alla Spina will be pairing their mortadella hot dogs with red cabbage slaw with Stoudt’s Karnival Kolsch, and Dogfish Head’s Chicory Stout will be pairing with White Dog’s house-made scrapple sliders to name a few.
Additionally, some of the VIP specials have been announced as well. Guests who sprung for the extra ticket price will be able to sample Victory’s newest creation, as well as Weckerly’s Ice Cream’s “Man Full of Trouble” flavor, made of porter and chocolate-covered shortbread specially for the event. Aimee Olexy (Talula’s Table, Talula’s Garden) will also be tutoring a cheese tasting that will match the following local artisans: Birchrun Hills Farm and Tired Hands Brewery; Cherry Grove Farm with Naked Brewing Company; Farm Fromage and Free Will Brewing Company along with Yellow Springs Farm and Forest and Main Brewing Company.
The event is clearly a can’t-miss affair, so be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible. Time is running out and everyone else is getting excited, so you should be too. This is the premiere food and beer event in Philly, and we hope to see you there.