Iconic Beer and Food Pairing Event Moves to The Anthem May 15

SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience returns to Washington D.C. May 15 for its 13th year. Presented by the Brewers Association (BA), SAVOR marries flavor-forward, independent craft beer with sublime small bites to create an unforgettable culinary experience for beer lovers and foodies alike.

New this year, the popular event moves to D.C.’s new $60 million music venue, The Anthem. Just blocks from the National Mall, The Anthem is located at The Wharf on Southwest Washington, D.C.’s waterfront, and has a flexible capacity of anywhere from 2,500 to a maximum of 6,000. Owned by I.M.P., the company that owns the 9:30 Club and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Lincoln Theatre, The Anthem is the first venue of its size in D.C. specifically built from the ground up for music and events.

More than 100 small and independent craft breweries from across the nation are expected to participate in SAVOR. The beers will be matched to a one-of-a-kind pairing menu crafted by Brewers Association executive chef, and author of The Beer Pantry, Adam Dulye, in collaboration with a host of noted chefs, Cicerones® and purveyors.

“We are continually evolving SAVOR to keep it fresh and exciting,” said Ann Obenchain, marketing director, Brewers Association. “The Anthem is a state-of-the-art facility that allows us to stretch our imagination and provide new experiences to delight our guests.”

SAVOR Details


Friday, May 15, 2020 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


The Anthem 901 Wharf St. SW Washington, D.C. 20024

Ticket Info

Member Presale: Tuesday, February 18, 2020; 10 a.m. MT/Noon ET

Public Ticket Sale: Wednesday, February 19, 2020; 10 a.m. MT/Noon ET

Three tickets available: General Admission ($139), Premium ($179), and VIP ($249)

All ticket packages include:

  • Craft beer and small-plate pairings highlighting the interplay of beer and food
  • Conversation with brewery luminaries
  • Event program with room for tasting notes
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • An exclusive commemorative beer
  • General Admission – $139– Entry at 7 p.m.

Premium – $179 – Entry at 6 p.m.

Package includes:

  • Rare and special release beer tasting only from 6-7 p.m.
  • First access to event.

VIP – $249 – Entry at 6 p.m.

Package includes:

  • Exclusive entrance to private VIP area and outdoor balcony
  • Access to celebrity chefs and brewers in VIP area from 6-7 p.m.
  • Rare and special release beer tasting only from 6-7 p.m.
  • Exclusive small plate servings in VIP area from 6-7 p.m.
  • Personal VIP beer service in VIP area throughout event
  • VIP exit gift