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BA Voting Brewery Members

BA Voting Brewery Members: SAVOR lottery is now open!

Enter the lottery now for a chance to participate in the nation’s premier beer and food pairing event.

The lottery closes Thursday, January 12. Breweries will be randomly selected to participate, and will be notified of participation by January 20

2016 Fun Facts

Start prepping your palate and take a look at these fun facts that help make SAVOR a unique craft beer and food pairing event:

70% of 2016 breweries were not at SAVOR 2015 (53 of 76 breweries) 50% of the 76 breweries have never been in SAVOR 28 states and Washington, D.C. are represented 20% of the participating breweries won an award at the 2016 World Beer Cup℠ 101,100 of small bites prepared over two nights (plus oysters and cheeses) 500+ pounds of artisanal cheeses served 15,000 bites of cheese consumed over two days 3,100+ total oysters shucked 35 volunteers onsite

We hope you will join us in Washington, D.C.—tickets are still available in limited quantities!

Friday, June 3:

Grand Tasting Grand Tasting + Salon: Indigenous American Beers – Past & Present

Saturday, June 4:

Grand Tasting + Salon: Developing the SAVOR Menu Grand Tasting + Salon: Craft Beer & Girl Scout Cookies

Savoring the Undiscovered at the Premier Craft Beer & Food Pairing Event

Washington, D.C. • June 4, 2016 – Presented by the Brewers Association, the ninth annual SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience provided an opportunity for 4,000 attendees to discover craft beers produced by 76 emerging and known small and independent breweries from right in their backyards to those across the country.

Most of the craft beer movement is made up of newer breweries that do not distribute outside of their state of origin. More than 96 percent of today’s 4,400 plus breweries make less than 15,000 barrels of beer a year. SAVOR provides a national platform for regional and smaller local breweries to broaden their exposure to an audience they may not otherwise reach. Of the craft breweries pouring, 70 percent were not at the event in 2015 and half had never participated in SAVOR before.

Read the complete press release.

Collaboration Beer

East Coast meets west in Pettygrove’s Chance, a sparkling pale ale and the 2016 SAVOR collaboration beer.

Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) and Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon) teamed up to brew Pettygrove’s Chance, combining delicate Oregon and Maine malts and fermenting with a farmhouse yeast.

Says Veronica Vega, Deschutes Brewery brewmaster:

“It is sure to be bubbly. On the nose, it is fruit forward, with yeast driven esters, some light citrus and floral notes. On the palate, candied sweet malt notes come through, although the color and texture is light, the malt adds a definitive sweetness and roundness to the beer. It will be finished with a champagne yeast and bottle conditioned, which will leave it crisp and dry on the finish.”

So, who is Pettygrove?

In 1843, Francis Pettygrove won a coin toss giving him the right to name a new …More »

Pairing Menu + Interview with Chef Adam

With great anticipation (and salivation), the SAVOR craft beer and food pairing menu has been released! These tantalizing flavor combinations are sure to delight your palate.

We Asked Chef Adam Dulye: What Makes SAVOR Special? Every Time is Like Your First Visit

“We completely reinvent the menu and beer pairing for SAVOR every year. Year-over-year, no two pairings are the same and very few beers are repeated.”

A Charcuterie Station with a View

“We’re excited to add D.C.’s popular Red Apron Butcher. They locally source and butcher their meats, and we’ll be pairing their artisanal charcuterie with craft beer by FATE Brewing Company. Red Apron will be set up on the second floor where there’s an amazing view of the grand hall and museum’s architecture.”

Local Produce and Protein

“We do our best to support the D.C. market and serve in-season ingredients. We source our seafood from the Eastern seaboard, proteins from ranchers and butchers in the area and bring …More »

9 Reasons to SAVOR

What makes SAVOR a must-attend event for both craft beer connoisseurs and foodies? We’ve curated nine reasons to join us June.

Explore 76 small and independent breweries from across the U.S. under one historic roof. Be personally served craft beer by brewery owners and brewmasters. Partake in a unique chef-crafted, crowd-sourced craft beer and food pairing menu. New this year, a charcuterie station by D.C.’s own Red Apron Butcher. Attend Salons with pairings and presentations by craft brewing luminaries. Get fancy; here’s a chance to dress up (cocktail or business casual) and make it a great night out. Revel in the gorgeous architecture of the National Building Museum. Indulge at the ever-popular oyster bar presented by Choptank Oyster Company. Receive an exit gift of “Pettygrove’s Chance,” a collaboration beer by Allagash Brewing Company and Deschutes Brewery.

Purchase your Grand Tasting or Salon Tickets while they last!