Is it dream? Some sort of fermentation fantasy where one can indulge in delicious craft brews and have it support efforts to promote local food and farming.
I am happy to report it is NOT a dream, it is a reality. In fact this weekend you have TWO opporunities to make this dream come true--all because of one very special, very local, and very drinkable--Victory Brewing Company.
The events I am talking about are the Down to Earth--Mugs and Music (see earlier blog postings) taking place in Kennett Square this Saturday and the 6th Annual Brewers Plate talking place at the Penn Museum on Sunday. Proceeds from the ticket sales of Mugs and Music will benefit the Chester County Chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local and its popular local food guide. The Brewer's Plate ticket sales support Fair Food Philadelphia--an organization dedicated to bringing local food into the Philadelphia market place--also known for its popular local food guide. Both events tend to sell out, I encourage you to get tickets ASAP.
Not only does Victory donate beer to a myriad of great causes--Bill Covaleski (co-founder and co-president)
is actually the person who created the concept of the Brewer's Plate--click here to read more about the vision behind this fantastic event. From the Kennett Square Farmers Market Fermentation Festival to the Bike Fresh, Bike Local benefit for PASA, the Chester County farming community can count on Victory to be there for support. Click here to watch a little video from last year's rainy but enjoyable Bike Fresh, Bike Local event. Bill even uses local grass fed beef in his chilli competition entry (which came in second by the way, I think the grass-hair might have helped).So there you have it--an excuse to drink up--support your local brewer and in turn support the local farming community. What could be better?! Cheers!