Monday, March 21, 2011

The Brewer's Plate in Philadelphia, 3/13/11

~ Read more about my take on The Brewer's Plate at The Washington Times-Communities section.
~ Check out pictures over at my Picasa Gallery

Another edition of The Brewer's Plate is in the books. Another successful one, that is.

With floor space spread out more than ever, feelings of congestion were rarely felt while mingling from the Chinese Rotunda to the long side Egyptian Gallery to the ground floor 'Speakeasy' to the outdoor VIP pavilion tents.

More beer than ever. More food (most notably, more pork and more desserts). Unlike other events where more can feel like too much, here it did not. Unless, of course, your objective is to eat and drink from all of the tables. I suppose someone with blinders on may be able to do so, but the event has grown to the point where it's nearly impossible.

From the early years at the Reading Terminal Market — where honestly, in hindsight, it feels like a small group of foodies and craft beer geeks that were ahead of their time — to the Independence Visitor's Center and now, for the past three years at the University of Pennsylvania, it certainly feels like this event has found a perfect home at the Museum.

Where else can you get what almost amounts to a museum admission with your beer festival?

~ Read more about my take on The Brewer's Plate at The Washington Times-Communities section.
~ Check out pictures over at my Picasa Gallery

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