Ninety small and independent brewers will be showcasing their beers alongside food pairings from celebrity chefs. The chefs will be Adam Dulye, executive chef of the Brewers Association trade group; Marc Vetri of Philadelphia’s Vetri Cucina; Mike Friedman of Washington’s Red Hen and All Purpose; Nathan Anda of Washington’s Red Apron butchery; Nathan Miller of Nathan Miller Chocolate in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Kyle Mendenhall of Arcana in Boulder, Colorado, and Gavin Fine of the Fine Dining Restaurant Group in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Each brewery invited to this year’s SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Brewing Experience is an independent brewer. At this year’s fesrfest yoully not only find craft Giants such as Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Stone Brewing or Sam Adams. You’ll also find four North Carolina breweries proudly pouring samples for the thousands of attendees over the festivals two days.
BEARWATERS BREWING COMPANY
Smells Like Money (Belgian Dark Strong Ale)
Café Lumière (Coffee Beer)
BOND BROTHERS BEER COMPANY
Peasant Brawl (Belgian Pale Strong Ale)
Duality of Funk (Brett Beer)
CRANK ARM BREWING COMPANY
Darker Ways (Brett Beer)
Rickshaw Rye IPA (Rye Beer)
FOOTHILLS BREWING COMPANY
Dead & Berried Blackberry Imperial Stout (American Imperial Stout)
Craft Happiness IPA Project: Safe (American IPA)
2018 CULINARY TEAM
Chef Adam Dulye | Executive Chef of the Brewers Association and author of The Beer Pantry
Chef Marc Vetri | Vetri Cucina
Chef Mike Friedman | The Red Hen
Chef Nathan Anda | Red Apron Butchery
Chef Nathan Miller | Nathan Miller Chocolate
Chef Kyle Mendenhall | Arcana
Chef Gavin Fine | Fine Dining Restaurant Group
So if your a foodie and love good beer Savor is for you. The festival takes place in Washington, DC on June 1st and 2nd. Tickets for general admission start at $135.
Press Release From The Brewers Association
Returning to Washington D.C., SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will unite craft beer lovers and independent brewers this June for the 11th year. Presented by the Brewers Association, SAVOR is hailed as the premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S., serving up a selection of small bites perfectly paired with craft beer from independent breweries around the country.
This year’s list of participating breweries is larger than ever, with 90 small and independent craft brewers set to serve a diverse range of over 180 beers poured by the visionaries behind the brands. Delight your senses, discover new tastes and learn about beer and food pairing under the soaring columns of the historic National Building Museum.
- Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2, 2018
- 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET
- National Building Museum
- 401 F Street NW
- Washington, D.C. 20001
Ninety small and independent craft brewers—60 percent of which were not present at last year’s event, and 36 percent of which are first-time participants—will be serving 180 varieties of craft beer, representing 32 states and Washington D.C. A mouth-watering selection of small plates to pair with your beer will be prepared by Chef Adam Dulye, Brewers Association executive chef and author of newly released The Beer Pantry.
Craft beer aficionados know that independently brewed beer is designed to dazzle their taste buds—especially when paired with the perfect small plate. As the world of beer becomes increasingly flavorful, there has been a surge of interest in how that can complement the culinary sphere. SAVOR celebrates the delectable harmony between craft beer and cuisine.
- Member Presale: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- Public Ticket Sale: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
SAVOR tickets include:
- Craft beer and small-plate pairings: thoughtfully paired to illustrate how well beer and food complement one another
- Meet and talk with the owners/brewers of the breweries participating in the event
- Event program with room for tasting notes
- Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
- Commemorative tasting glass
- Attendee gift: exclusive collaboration beer
Collaboration Beer: Crux Fermentation Project of Bend, Oregon, and Port City Brewing Company of Alexandria, Virginia, join forces this year to create a beer that showcases each of their strengths while paying homage to their shared oenological roots. Their creation, Brett de Vinum, uses a higher gravity version of Port City’s flagship wit as the foundation, crushed Pinot Noir and Viognier grapes and red wine barrels with Crux’s house strains of Brettanomyces, for the ultimate collaboration. Each SAVOR attendee will receive a bottle of this special beer as an exit gift.