All breweries wishing to participate in the 2016 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 Tuesday, January 5 and closes at midnight MST on Tuesday, January 12. 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 Wednesday, January 20 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 28.
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).
(Please note there have been a few minor changes to the region breakdown from previous years, most notably combining the Pacific and Southwest regions)
|Central||IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD|
|Great Lakes||IL, IN, MI, OH, WI|
|Mid-Atlantic||DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV|
|Mountain||CO, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY|
|Northeast||CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT|
|Pacific & Southwest||AZ, CA, HI, NM, TX|
|Pacific Northwest||AK, OR, WA|
|South||AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN|
|2015 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 2015 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 2016 on June 3 and 4 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 2016 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.