Heavenly craft beer and food pairing event premieres in the City of Angels
“You’ve probably never had food and beer pairings this good.” -Thrillist
Boulder, Colo. – Building on the success of its marquee beer and food pairing events, the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade group representing small and independent craft brewers—will debut PAIRED® in Los Angeles on October 18 & 19, 2018. Curated by Chef Adam Dulye, executive chef for the Brewers Association, PAIRED is the ultimate collaboration between celebrated chefs and small and independent craft brewers from around the country.
“Food and beer have been elevated to new levels, and the Brewers Association is proud to lead that charge,” said Nancy Johnson, events director, Brewers Association. “We’re thrilled to share PAIRED with a new audience and look forward to seeing what great pairings these brewers and chefs have in store for us.”
A cadre of 42 small and independent craft brewers will be selected via lottery to participate and partner with 21 chefs to create two delectable dishes paired with two special beers. Confirmed participating chefs to date include Kyle Mendenhall, Arcana (Boulder, Colo.); Sean Clark, El Moro Spirits and Tavern (Durango, Colo.); Marc Vetri, Vetri Cucina (Philadelphia, Pa.); Kelly Whitaker, Basta (Boulder, Colo.); Mike Friedman, Red Hen and All Purpose (Washington, D.C.); Nathan Miller, Nathan Miller Chocolate (Chambersburg, Pa.); Nathan Anda, Red Apron Charcuterie (Washington, D.C.); Alex Seidel, Mercantile Dining and Provision (Denver, Colo.) and Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Café (St. Louis, Mo.).
The Brewers Association has a long and successful history of producing world class beer and food pairing events including SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, held annually in Washington, D.C. which has been heralded as the “gold standard of beer festivals” and PAIRED at the Great American Beer Festival®, which has been called “one of the best food and beer pairing events in the nation.”
PAIRED L.A. will take place at Los Angeles Center Studios. Tickets are $85 for general admission. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for each night for $200. The VIP experience includes early entrance, VIP Lounge (with seating) overlooking the event area, specialty beer tastings not found in the main event, meet & greets with brewers, exclusive credentials and gift, and more.
A presale for Brewers Association and American Homebrewers Association members will take place on July 17; public tickets on sale July 18 via Ticketmaster. For more information visit PAIREDLA.com.
Contact: Abby Cohen (on behalf of the Brewers Association) 646-695-7044
Brewery lottery: The lottery opens for eligible breweries June 6-15, 2018. For more info, contact Chris Williams.
About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,000-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications™ is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association and the free Brew Guru™ mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.