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Brew to Do: Cured & Crafted, Philly Bierfest

By Danya Henninger
February 11, 2014
Photo by: Danya Henninger

There are two must-attend events this month for fans of high-end beer and food - pick up tickets now because they’ll likely both sell out.

Cured & Crafted
Prosciutto is serious business in Italy, and in honor of the official Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma celebrating 50 years, eight of Philly’s top pork wranglers will go belly-to-belly with their best prosciutto dishes. This celebration of fantastic pig goes down on Thursday, February 20, at the Power Plant in Old City from 6:30-9 PM.

Your $45 ticket (here) gets you tastes of all the meaty bites along with unlimited craft beer pairings and Philadelphia Distilling cocktails. Step up to VIPP (Very Important Prosciutto Person) for $60 and get a swag bag plus specially aged prosciutto hand-sliced and matched with cheese by Di Bruno Bros. mongers. A panel of judges (yours truly included) will crown Philly’s King of Parma, and everyone gets to vote for the fan favorite. Check this list of who’ll cooking and get on those tickets now. See you there.

- Joe Cicala, Le Virtu
- Michael Santoro, The Mildred
- David Ansill, Bar Ferdinand
- Michael Sultan, Street Food Philly
- Mike DeGanis, Osteria Moorestown
- Jeremy Nolen, Brauhaus Schmitz
- Luke Palladino, Luke Palladino Hospitality
- Doug Allen, Lacroix

Philly Bierfest
Marnie Old is not only a wine expert (although you should definitely pick up a copy of her new book), she’s also a beer fiend. Her annual celebration of German and German-style beers is back again on Saturday, February 22. The festival at the German Society of Pennsylvania on Spring Garden runs from 1:30-5:30 PM and is bigger than ever.

The Philly Roller Girls will be pouring dozens of brews throughout the day, and you’ll be able to snack on traditional German cuisine from Wursthaus Schmitz to keep you going. There will be a “German Cabaret” section with beers from overseas, live bluegrass music, Teutonic-themed variety acts, beer cupcakes by Flying Monkey and a ton more. Tickets run $45 per person (here) or $65 for early access and a spot at the VIP tasting seminar. (PS ask about free childcare available, so you can make the most of your sipping, worry-free.)

Places Mentioned

The Mildred

American • Bella Vista

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Lacroix Restaurant

Eclectic • Rittenhouse Square

Food27 Decor27 Service28 Cost$77
 
 
 
Bar Ferdinand

Spanish • Northern Liberties

Food24 Decor23 Service22 Cost$38
 
 
 
Le Virtù

Italian • East Passyunk Crossing

Food27 Decor22 Service23 Cost$49
 
 
 
 
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