Now in its fifth year, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience has grown increasingly popular. Not only are tickets selling out faster, but more breweries are vying for a chance to serve their beers at the event. This year, 160 breweries entered the lottery to participate. For brewers, a spot at SAVOR can be their ticket to the big time, earning them visibility and—occasionally—a cult following. Earlier this week, 60 breweries were chosen through a lottery system and given the opportunity to pour their beer in Washington, D.C. at the fifth edition of SAVOR. The selected breweries are evenly distributed among eight geographic regions of the U.S. Over 60 percent of this year’s breweries were not at the 2011 event. They’ll be serving their finest beers, alongside 14 SAVOR supporting breweries, with a fantastic menu designed by Chef Adam Dulye of Monk’s Kettle and a select group of chefs specializing in beer and food pairings.