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Paired features celebrated chefs with small & independent brewers from around the country in an intimate setting located just off the main festival hall. Chefs and breweries are encouraged to collaborate on beer and food pairings that create a unique experience for attendees.

See participating chefs and breweries.

Enjoy small plates and craft beer pairings, then engage in meaningful discussions with chefs and brewers who share similar philosophies on choosing specific ingredients to enhance their products.

Each brewery brings two special/rare beers not offered in the festival hall. Each chef creates two small bite dishes to pair with those beers. Paired features 21 chefs matched with 21 craft brewers, offering 42 unique pairings of beers and bites.

Our featured chefs from across the country are defining new American cuisine in their own communities. In partnership with the BA Export Development Program, Paired will also feature a chef from London and Mexico. Paired chefs have garnered national accolades for their contributions to cuisine and community from the James Beard Foundation, magazines such as Food and Wine and Bon Appetit, and many more.

Separate ticket required for entrance. Paired ticket holders can enter via the escalator in lower lobby D in front of the Bellco Theatre or via the main festival entrance.

2017 Paired Chefs

Chef Restaurant Location
As of July 25, 2017 | subject to change
Nathan Anda Red Apron Butcher Washington, D.C.
Sean Clark El Moro Spirits and Tavern Durango, CO
Ian Davis Band of Bohemia Chicago, IL
Scott Dolich Park Kitchen Portland, OR
Gavin Fine Q Roadhouse Jackson Hole, WY
Mike Friedman The Red Hen/All Purpose Washington D.C.
Shelia Lucero Jax Fish House Denver, CO
Kyle Mendenhall Arcana Boulder, CO
Lamar Moore Chicago, IL
Kevin Nashan Sidney Street Café St. Louis, MO
Tomos Parry London, England
Cesar Pita Rancho Pescadero Baja California Sur, Mexico
Tim Rattray The Granary Austin, TX
Paul Reilly  Beast + Bottle Denver, CO
Alex Seidel Mercantile Denver, CO
Jeremy Sewall Row 34 Boston, MA
Marc Vetri Alla Spina Philadelphia, PA
Kelly Whitaker Basta Boulder, CO
Ian Wortham Tavernetta Denver, CO

2017 Paired Breweries

As of July 25, 2017 | subject to change
Adroit Theory Purcellville, VA
Baxter Brewing Company Lewiston, ME
Blue Blood Brewing Company Lincoln, NE
Brew Bus Brewing Lincoln, NE
Bruery Terreux Anaheim, CA
Community Beer Works Buffalo, NY
Crane Brewing Raytown, MO
Fossil Cove Brewing Co. Fayetteville, AR
Green Flash Brewing Co. San Diego, CA
Helio Basin Brewing Company Phoenix, AZ
Lost Highway Brewing Company Centennial, CO
Medusa Brewing Company Hudson, MA
MobCraft Beer Milwaukee, WI
Odell Brewing Co. Ft. Collins, CO
Paradise Creek Brewery Pullman, WA
Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub Austin, TX
Reuben’s Brews Seattle, WA
Right Brain Brewery Traverse City, MI
Steam Bell Beer Works Midlothian, VA
Uncommon Brewers Santa Cruz, CA
Vernal Brewing Company Vernal, UT

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