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.