Premier Craft Beer and Food Pairing Event Returns with More Beer and More Breweries than Ever
Returning to Washington D.C., SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will unite craft beer lovers and independent brewers this June for the 11th year. Presented by the Brewers Association, SAVOR is hailed as the premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S., serving up a selection of small bites perfectly paired with craft beer from independent breweries around the country.
This year’s list of participating breweries is larger than ever, with 90 small and independent craft brewers set to serve a diverse range of over 180 beers poured by the visionaries behind the brands. Delight your senses, discover new tastes and learn about beer and food pairing under the soaring columns of the historic National Building Museum.
- Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2018
- 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET
- National Building Museum
- 401 F Street NW
- Washington, D.C. 20001
Ninety small and independent craft brewers—60 percent of which were not present at last year’s event, and 36 percent of which are first-time participants—will be serving 180 varieties of craft beer, representing 32 states and Washington D.C. A mouth-watering selection of small plates to pair with your beer will be prepared by Chef Adam Dulye, Brewers Association executive chef and author of newly released The Beer Pantry.
Craft beer aficionados know that independently brewed beer is designed to dazzle their taste buds—especially when paired with the perfect small plate. As the world of beer becomes increasingly flavorful, there has been a surge of interest in how that can complement the culinary sphere. SAVOR celebrates the delectable harmony between craft beer and cuisine.
- Member Presale: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- Public Ticket Sale: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
SAVOR tickets include:
- Craft beer and small-plate pairings: thoughtfully paired to illustrate how well beer and food complement one another
- Meet and talk with the owners/brewers of the breweries participating in the event
- Event program with room for tasting notes
- Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
- Commemorative tasting glass
- Attendee gift: exclusive collaboration beer
Collaboration Beer: Crux Fermentation Project of Bend, Oregon, and Port City Brewing Company of Alexandria, Virginia, join forces this year to create a beer that showcases each of their strengths while paying homage to their shared oenological roots. Their creation, Brett de Vinum, uses a higher gravity version of Port City’s flagship wit as the foundation, crushed Pinot Noir and Viognier grapes and red wine barrels with Crux’s house strains of Brettanomyces, for the ultimate collaboration. Each SAVOR attendee will receive a bottle of this special beer as an exit gift.
Purveyors and Producers: Specialty food stations at SAVOR 2018 will feature vendors serving up bites that can be paired with craft beer on the second-floor balcony of the National Building Museum. This year’s producers include:
- Nathan Miller Chocolate, which will make and procure all chocolate selections
- Red Apron Butcher, which will provide a charcuterie station
- American Cheese Society, which will coordinate an artisan cheese station
- Choptank Oyster Company, which will host the ever-popular oyster bar
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SAVOR is made possible by a group of generous hosts, partners, breweries and supporters.
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.
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