Monday, April 02, 2007

Brewer's Plate at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA 4/1/07

Click here for a review of last year's Brewer's Plate event

Eat. Sip. Sigh. Repeat. Words to live least at yesterday's 3rd Annual Brewer's Plate at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia, PA. What more can be said about some of the city's and region's best chefs and brewers getting together to match specific beers with specific foods to raise money for a top-notch foundation that is the White Dog Cafe Foundation?

Click the link above to learn more about this worthwhile endeavor. I could rave about the wide variety of styles available from the brewers and the great attention to detail that chefs paid to pairing their foods with the beer. On so many different levels, this is one of our regions foremost beer events...people, beer, food, charity. When I think about the twenty year (!) legacy of The Book and the Cook event here in Philly and now how beer and food is being explored more and more across this country, Philadelphia is further solidifying it's place as a premier food and beer city/region by hosting this type of event.

While it's impossible to list every good beer and food impression on me from this event, I've listed below all the beers represented by the 18 breweries in attendance. I've also noted just a few of the memorable combinations made with the food accompaniment.

Memorable Pairings
- Sly Fox Saison with Hendrick's Farm Cowpie
- Legacy Brown Aled Girl with Slow Braised Rabbit over Parmesan Polenta (from Paradiso restaurant)
- General Lafayette Chocolate Thunder Porter with Beeramisu (from General Lafayette Inn)
- Iron Hill Cannibal with Chilled Lime Marinated Shrimp (from Iron Hill restaurant)
- Triumph Bengal Gold IPA with Country Time Pulled Pork Sandwich (from Rx restaurant)
- Yards Saison with 10-year aged Gouda (from DiBruno Brothers)
- Nodding Head Grog with Belgian Meatballs (from Cosmic Catering)
- Troegs Sunshine Pils with Seafood Waterzooi (from Cosmic Catering)

The Beer List
Appalachian Brewing (Abbey Roade; Perregrine Pilsner)
Climax Brewing (ESB; Nut Brown Ale)
Dogfish Head (90 Minute IPA; Indian Brown Ale; Black & Blue; Red & White)
Flying Fish (Hopfish IPA; Farmhouse Summer)
General Lafayette (Chocolate Thunder Porter; La Tete Fontaine Dubbel)
Independence Brewpub (Kolsch; Imperial Stout)
Iron Hill Brewery (Cannibal; Abbey Dubbel)
Lancaster Brewing (Hop Hog IPA; Strawberry Wheat)
Legacy Brewing (Midnight Wit; Brown Aled Girl)
Manayunk Brewing (Belgian Strong; West Coast Stout)
McKenzie Brew House (Chocolate Cherry Stout; Dunkelweizen)
Nodding Head Brewery (Grog; Boho Pilsner; Bill's Payer Ale)
Sly Fox Brewery (Saison; Royal Weisse)
Stoudt's Brewing (Pils; Blonde Double Maibock; Aged Abbey Triple)
Troegs Brewing (Sunshine Pils; Rugged Trail Ale)
Triumph Brewing (Bengal Gold IPA; Dunkel)
Victory Brewing (Prima Pils; St. Boisterous; V-Twelve)
Yards Brewing (General Washington Tavern Porter; Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale; Saison)

Click here for a review of last year's Brewer's Plate event

1 comment:

Adam said...

Awe I missed the Cowpie :-(

Great job getting this up so quickly.