MEDIA ADVISORY: Sip & SAVOR at the Premier Beer Pairing Event

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Washington, D.C. June 5 & 6


SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, presented by the Brewers Association (BA) for 8 years running, is returning to the nation’s capital this June. Known as the premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S., SAVOR brings together thousands of beer lovers and foodies alike.

Attendees will enjoy culinary combinations specially designed to pair with craft beers from a geographically diverse lineup of 73 small and independent craft breweries. Guests will have the opportunity to converse with brewery owners and the personalities behind the craft brewed beer being served.


Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET


National Building Museum 401 F Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001


Small and independent craft brewers from around the country

  • 28 states and Washington, D.C. are represented
  • 45 percent of breweries are first time SAVOR participants
  • 67 percent of the participating breweries were not at SAVOR last year

Chef Adam Dulye, Brewers Association executive chef and co-author of’s Beer & Food Course, created the food pairing menu with collaboration from several world class chefs, Cicerones and Brewers Association staff.


As craft brewers continue to innovate and expand, the industry has gained considerable attention. SAVOR celebrates the success of small and independent craft brewers and their flavor forward creations by showcasing the harmonization and synergy between craft beer and food. Guests are given the opportunity to enjoy a sampling of appetizers and craft beers from over 70 small and independent craft breweries while conversing with the luminaries of the craft beer industry. Additionally, SAVOR offers the opportunity to participate in directed tasting Salons, providing attendees with behind the scenes access to the craft beer world. This unique experience allows beer and food lovers to gain a better understanding of the diverse offerings from today’s small and independent brewers and illustrates how well craft beer and food complement one another.

Ticket Info:

Member Pre-Sale: March 24, 2015 Public Ticket Sale: March 25, 2015

* Note: You must be a Brewers Association or American Homebrewers Association member by 5:00 p.m. MT on March 13, 2015 to participate in the member pre-sale.

Grand Tasting Ticket ($135 per ticket, one evening Friday or Saturday) includes:

  • Craft beer and food (small plate) pairings—a variety of food items and two-ounce tastings of craft beer
  • The opportunity to meet and talk with many luminaries and innovators of the craft beer world
  • A commemorative tasting glass
  • An event program with room for tasting notes
  • An exit gift

Grand Tasting + Salon Package Ticket ($155 per ticket, one evening Friday or Saturday + one Salon) includes:

  • Entrance to Grand Tasting
  • One private tasting or education Salon of your choice. Review the Salon schedule to identify your preferred selection in advance of the ticket sale.

*SAVOR ticket sales are limited to two tickets per night, per order. There is limited availability.

*Admission to each Salon requires a separate ticket and is limited to those with a General Admission ticket for that evening


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SAVOR is made possible by a group of generous hosts, partners, breweries and supporters.


Abby Berman (on behalf of the Brewer Association) at, (646) 695-7044.


About the Brewers Association The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. 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, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association. Follow us on Twitter.

The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.


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