What: Presented by the Brewers Association (BA), SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is the premier beer and food pairing event in the U.S. Following its New York City debut in 2013, the seventh annual SAVOR returns to Washington, D.C. Attendees will enjoy beers from 76 small and independent American craft breweries, hailing from 29 different states and representing all regions of the country. Along with innovative and flavorful craft beers, SAVOR offers a diverse and delicious array of food pairings designed by Brewers Association culinary consultant Chef Adam Dulye, co-owner/chef of San Francisco’s The Monk’s Kettle and The Abbot’s Cellar.
Additionally, the notable personalities behind each of the craft beer brands come to the front lines at SAVOR as they serve and mingle with guests and participate in educational and private tasting salons throughout the two nights.
When: Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014. 7:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m. ET
Where: National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Why: As small and independent American craft brewers continue to push the envelope with ingredients and flavors, craft beer endures in the epicurean world. SAVOR showcases the harmonies between craft beer and food, with expertly executed pairings. Delight your palate while interacting with the leaders and visionaries behind many of today’s craft beer brands.
Public Sale: March 26, 2014
Sale begins at 12:00 noon Eastern/11:00 am Central/10:00 am Mountain/9:00 am Pacific both days via Ticketmaster.*
Grand Tasting Ticket ($135 per ticket) 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) includes:
- Entrance to Grand Tasting
- One private tasting salon of your choice
*SAVOR ticket sales are limited to two tickets per night, per order. There is limited availability.
This year, 66 percent of the participating breweries will be different from the last edition. Additionally, 62 percent of this year’s breweries were not at SAVOR in 2012, the last time the event was held in the nation’s capital. Participating breweries are selected via lottery.