Calling all beer lovers and foodies!
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, the pinnacle of beer and food events, returns to Washington, DC in early June.
In its fourth year and gaining popularity, SAVOR tickets sold out to the public in less than 24 hours in 2010, spurring the Brewers Association to offer a second night of SAVOR in 2011.
The average American lives within 10 miles of a brewery, so there is a good chance that you live within one of the Maryland or Virginia breweries featured at this year's event. Flying Dog, DOG Brewery and Old Line Brewers are attening from Maryland and Mad Fox Brewery and Devil's Backbone Brewing Company from Virginia.
This year attendees will be able to sample craft beers from 72 small and independent craft brewers who team up with a duo of expert chefs to pair each craft beer with delicious savory and sweet dishes.
SAVOR's rapid growth is strong evidence of the public's appetite for craft beer along with food that complements and accentuates this artfully brewed beverage. This year's menu items and pairings will be carefully designed by expert beer and food pairing chefs from both coasts: Adam Dulye of Monk's Kettle in San Francisco and Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore's in Washington, D.C.
Also this year, there will be nine ticketed Educational Salons featuring the culinary and brewing artistry of chefs and craft brewers. There will also be another twelve Private Tasting Salons, for up to 30, in a cozy lounge area with the "rock stars" of craft brewing engaged in an intimate discussion on building a menu around beer.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, March 3 at SavorCraftBeer.com. General Admission tickets for Friday, June 3 or Saturday, June 4 are $110 and SAVOR Salons are $30 per Salon. Note: Tickets will not be available for sale onsite.
SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience
National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW in downtown DC
June 3-4 at 7:30-11:00 p.m.