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Philly Brew News Flash! The Brewer’s Plate 2012 Is Fast Approaching!

Below is a press release that I received via email this afternoon. This sounds like a fabulous Philly Craft Beer and Fine Food event, and if all goes according to plan, there might be a Booze Dancer or two in attendance. But don’t worry, we promise to save our dance moves for the privacy of our own homes. Let us know if you’ll be attending. We’d love to join you for a beer or two! Cheers!

FAIR FOOD PRESENTS, THE Brewer’s Plate 2012


More than 50 Regional, Breweries, Restaurants, Artisanal Producers and Farmers 

Gather to Promote Humane Sustainable Agriculture Through 8th Annual Brewers Plate

PHILADELPHIA (February 6, 2012) – Fair Food, a nonprofit organization uniting local farmers, business and consumers for over a decade, presents  The Brewers Plate. Now in its 8th year, this one-of-a-kind tasting event will be held at the National Constitution Center Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 PM.  Advance general admission tickets are $65 per person [$75 after February 10] and VIP tickets are $125. VIP tickets admit access to exclusive star-studded demos and interactive tastings focusing on cooking with beer. Tickets are available at with all proceeds supporting Greater Philadelphia’s farmers, Chefs, craft brewers and artisanal producers through Fair Food and its innovative programs.

The VIP experience, The Farmer & The Artisan, takes visitors on a stimulating sensory journey through witnessing the art of simple raw ingredients being transformed into unique, edible masterpieces.  Guests will also explore the nuances of terroir, the simple elegance of cooking with beer, and much more through interactive tastings and demos designed to stimulate all the senses. VIP featured guests include: Jose Garces, Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Co. and wine author and Daily News columnist, Marnie Old, The Bent Spoon, Birchrun Hills Farm, Bobolink Dairy, Choptank Oyster Company, Doe Run Dairy, Farm Fromage, Fork Restaurant, John & Kira’s, North Mountain Pastures, Suburashi Kudumono, and Zone 7.

The organization’s largest fundraiser is a wildly popular a unique event uniting more than 50 local culinary outlets with an expected thousand attendees. Brewers Plate participants include: Bar Ferdinand, Boxcar Brewing, Brauhaus Schmidt, Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse, Capogiro Gelato, Dogfish Head Craft, Khyber Pass Pub, Pasta Strada, Tria, White Dog Café and Yards Brewing Company to name just a few.

“Fair Food continues to educate consumers about the importance of eating local and supporting farmers through cultivating partnerships between family farms and locally-owned restaurants and food businesses”, explains Ann Karlen, Executive Director, Fair Food. “Our premiere fundraising event, The Brewer’s Plate, supports our mission by celebrating this effort with a fabulous day of showcasing the best our area has to offer in terms of eating, drinking and having a fun time.”

About Fair Food

Founded in 2001 by Philadelphia entrepreneur Judy Wicks, Fair Food brings locally grown food to the marketplace. Through uniting local farmers with businesses and consumers, supporting the importance of family farms and creating a year-round marketplace for fresh, local and humane food products, Fair Food is promoting a humane, sustainable agriculture system for the Greater Philadelphia region.

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