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SAVOR 2014 Retrospective

Craft Beer and Food Pairings Take Flight at SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

Washington, D.C. • May 10, 2014—Given its expansive variety of styles, flavors and components, craft beer is among the most approachable beverages to pair with food. This was tastily on display at the seventh annual SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on May 9 and 10. Presented by the Brewers Association (BA), SAVOR is the nation’s marquee craft beer and food pairing event.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Premier Pairing Event Blossoms in the District

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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.

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Sampling in Style: From Amber Ale to Weizenbock, Brewers Feature Wide Array of Craft Beers at SAVOR 2013

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New York • June 15, 2013—The American craft brewing community is renowned for its ingenuity and versatility in producing an expansive range of delicious beers. This inclination towards creativity was reflected in the wide variety of beer styles served on June 14 and 15 at the sixth annual SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, presented by the Brewers Association (BA). SAVOR, the nation’s benchmark craft beer and food pairing event, featured beers from 76 small and independent craft brewers in 2013, encompassing an impressive 39 different styles.

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2013 Media Advisory

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Small Brewers Bring Delicious Pairings to the Big Apple

What:
Presented by the Brewers Association, SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is the premier beer and food pairing event in the U.S. The event comes to NYC after five consecutive years in the nation’s capital. Attendees will enjoy beers from 76 small and independent U.S. breweries, hailing from 31 different states and representing all regions of the country. Along with tasting some of the finest craft beers, attendees will enjoy a diverse array of food pairings designed by Chef Adam Dulye, co-owner/chef of San Francisco’s The Monk’s Kettle and James Beard Award-semifinalist Abbot’s Cellar, in collaboration with a panel of chefs and Cicerones®. Sonnier & Castle will serve as the event caterer.

SAVOR sets itself apart by bringing the notable personalities behind craft beer brands to the front lines to serve guests. Attendees also have an opportunity to interact with brewers during private salon tastings throughout the two nights.

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SAVOR Hops To New York City In 2013

Big Apple Hosts Premier Craft Beer and Food Pairing Experience

Boulder, CO • November 8, 2012—After five consecutive years of hosting SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience in Washington, D.C., the Brewers Association is bringing the event to New York City. In 2013, SAVOR will be held on June 14 and 15 at the Altman Building and adjoining Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. The two-night event will return to the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. the year after on May 9 and 10, 2014.

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Embracing the Spirit of Community: Collaborative Efforts Bring Together Brewers and Beer Lovers at 2012 SAVOR

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Washington, D.C. • June 8, 2012—Connecting small and independent craft breweries and craft beer lovers from across the country, the Brewers Association once again hosts the nation’s premier craft beer and food pairing event: SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience. In its fifth year running, SAVOR offers 4,000 epicurean enthusiasts the rare opportunity to meet the personalities behind their favorite beers from all regions of the country, enjoy a tailor-made menu designed by Chef Adam Dulye, and taste a collaborative beer from two of the brewing community’s heritage craft brewers.

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2012 SAVOR Media Advisory

2012 SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

Food and Drink Enthusiasts Descend Upon D.C. for One of America’s National Treasures—Craft Beer

What:

Presented by the Brewers Association, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is the premier beer and food pairing event in the U.S. In its fifth year running, SAVOR provides guests the chance to sample craft beers from 74 small and independent craft brewers, representing eight geographic regions across the country. To complement the craft beers, attendees will enjoy a reception-style sampling of delicious sweet and savory appetizers from a menu designed by BA Culinary Consultant Chef Adam Dulye of The Monk’s Kettle, and a select group of chefs specializing in beer and food pairings.

Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with some of America’s most innovative craft brewers during educational salons and workshops.

When:

Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2012
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Where:

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Why:

While overall beer industry sales have declined, the craft brewing community continues to see increased sales and growing market share, along with praise for its quality, small-batch beers. SAVOR is a delicious opportunity for consumers to interact with the personalities behind the brands while enjoying the epicurean art of craft beer and food pairing. The experience will delight any palate.

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Craft Brewers Descend on Washington, D.C. for SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

Weeklong Celebration Transforms D.C. into the Nation’s Craft Beer Capital

Boulder, CO • June 6, 2011—Once again, craft brewers from across the U.S. made their pilgrimage to the nation’s capital to celebrate SAVOR Beer Week D.C., enjoy the benchmark of beer and food events and roll up their sleeves for a little old-fashioned politicking. The breadth of local events, SAVOR’s rapidly growing popularity and the level of involvement from the craft brewing community once again demonstrated the industry’s vitality and relevance.

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2011 SAVOR Media Advisory

June 3-4, 2011: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

Brewers Association Adds Second Night to Popular Washington, D.C. Event

WHAT:

Now in its fourth year, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience returns to Washington, D.C. and expands from one to two nights. Presented by the Brewers Association (organizers of the Great American Beer Festival®), SAVOR, the benchmark of beer and food events, is a must-attend happening for beer lovers and foodies alike.

Attendees will sample craft beers from 72 small and independent craft brewers who team up with a duo of expert chefs to pair each craft beer with delicious savory and sweet dishes. Educational salons and private tasting salons will provide additional opportunities for attendees to interact with some of America’s most talented craft brewers and chefs.

WHEN:

Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2011 7:30 – 11:00 PM

WHERE:

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW

Washington, D.C. 20001

WHY:

SAVOR’s rapid growth is strong evidence of the public’s appetite for craft beer along with food that complements and accentuates this artfully brewed beverage. In 2010, the event sold out in less than one day, which is why SAVOR has expanded to two nights for 2011. This year promises to be another memorable event for attendees looking to taste the best that America’s small and independent craft brewers have to offer.

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2010 Post-Event Press Release

SAVOR Highlights Craft Beer & Food Pairing Trend

Brewers Association Launches “30 Pairings in 30 Days” Feature on CraftBeer.com

Boulder, CO • June 9, 2010 From all levels of the culinary world, a revolution is brewing: pairing food with craft beer. With the United States now boasting more than 1,500 breweries—the highest number since the pre-Prohibition era—the choice and diversity of craft beer has propelled increased interest in cooking with beer and pairing it with food. (more…)

2010 SAVOR Media Advisory

The Benchmark of Beer and Food Events Sells Out to the Public in 10 Minutes

Boulder, CO • March 24, 2010

WHAT: The Brewers Association (presenters of the Great American Beer Festival℠ and CraftBeer.com) is returning to Washington, D.C. for the third SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience.SAVOR, the quintessential beer and food event, is a must-attend happening for fermented beverage lovers and foodies alike. Attendees will enjoy craft beers from 70 small and independent craft brewers who will personally pair their offerings with sweet and savory appetizers. Educational salons and private tasting salons will provide additional opportunities to interact with some of America’s most talked-about craft brewers.
WHEN: Saturday, June 5, 2010 from 7:30 – 11:00 pm
WHERE: National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
WHY: As American palates continue to become more sophisticated, many have discovered that beer is the perfect complement to food. The National Restaurant Association Chef Survey (see results) recently cited “food-beer pairings” as the number five alcohol and cocktails trend to watch for in 2010 (“locally-produced wine and beer” topped that same trends list).

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