Enter the Savor Lottery

Lottery for Participating Breweries

Breweries wishing to participate in SAVOR may enter the lottery submission form beginning Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10:00 am MST ( 12:00 pm EST, 11:00 am CST & 9:00 am PST).

The lottery will remain open until Friday, January 9, 2015.

Breweries will be randomly selected to participate, and will be notified of participation by January 16.

Eligibility

Brewery participation at SAVOR is open to US professional brewery members of the Brewers Association that are currently Professional Packaging or Pub Brewer members as defined by the Brewers Association bylaws, and Associate Brewery members who are craft brewers. Only one brewery within a control group may participate in SAVOR. To determine if your brewery membership falls into the Packaging and/or Pub Brewer membership class, see Bylaws of the Brewers Association (PDF file, ~267 KB) Article VIII, Section 1 & 2 (page 7).

How is a brewery chosen?

The event will consist of 60 breweries from 8 regions of the country pairing 2 of their beers with a food item. Breweries will be randomly chosen by lottery from each of the 8 regions (see the region breakdowns below). There will also be 16 additional spots available for participating brewery sponsors/supporters (see Supporters).

Regions

Central MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, WV, KY, TN
Great Lakes WI, IL, IN, MI, OH
Mid-Atlantic VA, MD, DE, DC, PA, NJ
Mountain MT, ID, WY, UT, CO, AZ, NM, NV
Northeast NY, CT, MA, VT, NH, ME
Pacific CA, HI
Pacific Northwest OR, WA, AK
South TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC

Costs

2014 Barrelage Registration Price*
15,000 barrels or less $1,000
15,001 – 60,000 barrels $1,250
60,001 – 105,000 barrels $1,450
105,001 – 150,000 barrels $1,650
150,001 – 500,000 barrels $1,850
500,001 – 1,000,000 barrels $2,050
Over 1,000,001 barrels $2,250

*Registration fees are on a sliding scale based on your estimated 2013 barrelage producation. No refunds for cancellations.

Brewers Association Voting Brewery Members/Associate Members who are craft brewers: Please complete this form to enter the lottery for brewery participation at SAVOR 2015 on June 5 and 6 in Washington, DC. Entering into the lottery does not confirm your participation in the event. Please read the “RULES AND REGULATIONS” and “PARTICIPATE” sections prior to completing the lottery form.

IMPORTANT: ALL BREWERIES SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SAVOR MUST HAVE A BREWERY OWNER/PRINCIPAL AT THEIR BOOTH AT ALL TIMES. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE LOTTERY IF YOUR BREWERY IS UNABLE TO MEET THIS REQUIREMENT.

Breweries entering into the 2015 Savor Brewery Participation Lottery agree to pay all registration fees, as well as abide by all requirements associated with the event should they be selected to participate.

 

Participate

SAVOR Returns to Washington DC for Two Nights at the National Building Museum


Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6, 2015

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
National Building Museum
401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

2015 SAVOR Lottery Opens Monday, January 5

All breweries wishing to participate in the 2015 edition of SAVOR are required to fill out the lottery form during a one week window. The lottery opens at 10:00 a.m. MST (Noon EST, 11:00 a.m. CST, 9:00 a.m. PST) on Monday, January 5 and closes at midnight MST on Friday, January 9. Entering your brewery in the lottery does not guarantee participation in the event and no late entries will be accepted once the lottery closes. Breweries entering the lottery, must agree to all Rules & Regulations associated with participating in the event, including having an owner/principal of the brewery present at the event.

After the lottery window closes, breweries will be grouped into regions of the country and randomly selected to fill the available spots for that region. All breweries entered in the lottery will be notified by Thursday, January 16 if they were randomly selected to participate. Breweries selected for SAVOR will receive a confirmation email with further details about participating in the event and will need to confirm two beers for the event by January 31.

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION FOR BREWERIES ENTERING THE LOTTERY

Sending Beer for the Event

Breweries will send a minimum of 1,728 ounces of each brand. We recommend sending 6 to 8 cases of 12-ounce bottles or cans, or the equivalent in other containers (22 oz., 750 mil, etc.). If the beer you are sending is available in kegs only, you may send kegs. Our recommendation for kegged beer is one 1/2 barrel per brand or two 1/4 or 1/6 barrels.

Each brand of beer must be delivered with a no charge invoice to Premium Distributors on the week of May 25. Shipping details will be sent to participating breweries after the confirmation process.

Beer and Food Pairings

Breweries will be allowed to showcase two beers at the event.

The SAVOR menu will be created by a culinary development team led by Chef Adam Dulye.  Breweries will help contribute to this process along the way starting at the very beginning by providing  “flavor profiles” of the beers they wish to pour at the event.  These flavor profiles will help guide the overall development and flow of the menu for SAVOR.  Beers must be finalized by January 31. Once the beers are finalized, the menu process will proceed with pairings finalized by early March. Breweries are encouraged to participate in the pairing selection as well as prepare the pairing item to sample with the beer to be poured. Recipes for the menu items to be paired with each beer will be made available to breweries by request.

Food pairing samples will be served at the brewery’s table.

A menu and beer pairing development meeting will take place the week of February 17 in Boulder with a panel of chefs and Certified Cicerones, plus members of the BA staff including Craft Beer Program Director, Julia Herz lending her expertise. Samples (1-2 bottles) of the beers your brewery will pour at SAVOR need to arrive to Boulder by February 17. This is a very important step in the menu development process and participation will ensure higher quality pairings.

Accommodations

Participating breweries are provided one complimentary hotel room for the nights of Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. Brewers Association staff will make the reservations as part of the confirmation process. The host hotel is within walking distance of the event venue. More details will be provided upon confirmation of brewery participation.

Questions about the event? Send an email to events@brewersassociation.org.

On-Site Guidelines

Here are the guidelines for participating on-site at the event.

  1. Brewery owners or brewmasters (the “face of the brewery”) are expected to be at their table at SAVOR. If the owner or “face of the brewery” is unable to commit to being at the event, please do not enter the lottery. No volunteers or beer servers will be provided. A brewery representative must be at your pouring table at all times during the event.
  2. Brewers will receive badge credentials to enter the event. Each brewery receives 3 badges. One of these must be for the owner/”face of the brewery” who will be at the table to talk with attendees.The other 2  allow for a rotation of brewery representatives at the table.
  3. Additional brewery representatives wishing to attend will need to purchase tickets for entry.
  4. Marketing materials are allowed at your table. You will have an 18″ x 18″ area where you can display promotional items. You can use this area to display marketing materials or give away brewery items. But since space is limited, smaller items work best. And please try to keep the upscale atmosphere in mind when selecting promotional materials.

Questions about the event? Send an email to events@brewersassociation.org.

Brewers Announcements

Participating Brewery Lottery

SAVOR Beer Pour

2015 SAVOR Lottery Opens Monday, January 5

All breweries wishing to participate in the 2015 edition of SAVOR are required to fill out the lottery form during a one week window. The lottery opens at 10:00 a.m. MST (Noon EST, 11:00 a.m. CST, 9:00 a.m. PST) on Monday, January 5 and closes at midnight MST on Friday, January 9. Entering your brewery in the lottery does not guarantee participation in the event and no late entries will be accepted once the lottery closes. Breweries entering the lottery, must agree to all Rules & Regulations associated with participating in the event, including having an owner/principal of the brewery present at the event.

After the lottery window closes, breweries will be grouped into regions of the country and randomly selected to fill the available spots for that region. All breweries entered in the lottery will be notified by Thursday, January 16 if they were randomly selected to participate. Breweries selected for SAVOR will receive a confirmation email with further details about participating in the event and will need to confirm two beers for the event by January 31.

SAVOR Returns to Washington DC for Two Nights at the National Building Museum

Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6, 2015 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm National Building Museum 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001


Rules & Regulations

In order to participate in the 2015 SAVOR event, participating breweries agree to the following rules:

  1. Brewery owners, brewmasters, or the “face of the brewery” are required to be at their table at SAVOR to discuss beer and food pairings with attendees. If the brewery owner, brewer or “face of the brewery” is unable to commit to being at the event, please do not enter the lottery. Volunteer beer servers will not be provided. A brewery representative is expected to be at your table at all times during the event. Entry into SAVOR includes three representative passes. This allows rotation of your representatives at the table.
  2. Breweries entering the lottery will pay the associated registration fees if selected.
  3. Only one brewery within a control group may participate in SAVOR.
  4. Marketing materials are allowed at your table. Each brewery will have an 18″ x 18″ area to display promotional items. This area may be used to display marketing materials or give away brewery items. Since space is limited, smaller items work best. Keep the upscale atmosphere in mind when selecting promotional materials.
  5. Bottles or cans are required. Exceptions are made for beers not available in this format.
  6. Brewers will receive badge credentials to enter the event and work their pouring station. Each participating brewery will receive three complimentary badges into the event. Everyone else entering the event will need to purchase a ticket.
  7. Brewery participation is open to US professional brewery members of the Brewers Association that are currently Professional Packaging or Pub Brewer members as defined by the Brewers Association bylaws, or Associate level members who are craft brewers.
  8. Breweries must provide the beer with a no charge invoice. (Logistics details to be provided).

Questions about the event? Send an email to Events@brewersassociation.org.