Brewer’s Plate Tickets Are Now On Sale

You can’t call yourself a beer geek in this town unless you’ve checked certain events off your list. Opening Tap is one of them. The Philly Beer Scene awards is another. And perhaps the single most important annual Philadelphia beer event is Brewer’s Plate.

Held at the Kimmel Center, Brewer’s Plate brings out heavy hitters like Jose Garces to join other local chefs, farmers, ice cream makers and cheesemongers to pair food with beers, wines, spirits, ciders and meads from the region’s producers. It’s like our own version of the Brewers Assocation’s mega-fancy SAVOR event, held annually in DC or New York, and Brewer’s Plate producers from Rolling Barrel say it’s the biggest event of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic. Brewer’s Plate benefits Fair Food, and many of the area’s industry types call it one of their favorite events of the year (including our own Art Etchells).

Why are we blathering on about an event that doesn’t take place until March 13th? Because tickets are on sale now and you want to get some before they run out–or before prices spike. Plus, organizers are adding something new this year: For one hour before the VIP session (which starts an hour before regular admission), Bill Covaleski from Victory and another brewer will hold court in the rooftop garden – pouring super exclusive beers and chatting about … well, whatever Bill wants to chat about. 150 tickets for this “VIP Plus” session sell for $125. You can buy them at

Other price tiers look like this:

General Admission tickets:

• First 350 tickets: $64

• Next 350 tickets : $74

VIP tickets:

• First 175 tickets: $89

• Next 175 tickets: $99

See you in March!

Brewer’s Plate [Official]