Ninety small and independent craft brewery converge at the National Building Museum (401 F St. NW, DC) in DC on Friday, June 1, and Saturday, June 2, for the return of SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience. Tickets for the event are on sale as of today, March 21!
The Brewers Association will present the 11th edition of SAVOR as the premier craft food and pairing event in the United States, building on a terrifically appealing outing with last year’s 10th anniversary. With each brewery offering at least two beers, SAVOR 2018 will feature more than 180 beers from across the country.
This year, SAVOR continues to mix it up with new breweries: 60 percent of those exhibiting were not at least year’s event, and 36 percent are first-time participants. The SAVOR breweries represent 32 states and DC, of course. Chef Adam Dulye, Brewers Association executive chef and author of newly released The Beer Pantry, will develop the food pairings for each beer.
SAVOR tickets include:
- Craft beer and small-plate pairings: thoughtfully pairings of complementary beer and food
- Chats with the owners and brewers of participating breweries
- Event program with room for tasting notes
- Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
- Commemorative tasting glass
Attendees also receive the gift of an exclusive collaboration beer. This year, brewers Crux Fermentation Project of Bend, Oregon, and Port City Brewing Company of Alexandria, Virginia, join forces this year to create Brett de Vinum, a beer that showcases each of their strengths while paying homage to their shared oenological roots. 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.
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 for chocolate
- Red Apron Butcher for charcuterie
- American Cheese Society for artisan cheese
- Choptank Oyster Company for oysters
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
National Building Museum
Friday, June 1
Saturday, June 2
Doors @ 7:30pm
$135 GA/$200 VIP