Something to SAVOR with Brewers Association

Returning to Washington D.C., SAVORSM: 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 (BA), 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. So, delight your senses, discover new tastes and learn about beer and food pairing under the soaring columns of the historic National Building Museum. Interested in attending this event? Here’s the details:


The event will happen Friday, June 1 as well as Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 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. They’ll representing 32 states and Washington D.C. Additionally, a mouth-watering selection of small plates will be available 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.

The Tickets

Member Presale starts on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. However, they won’t be available to the public until 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
  • Additionally, each attendee with receive a special 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. It also uses 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. How exciting is that?

Purveyors and Producers

Specialty food stations at SAVOR 2018 will feature vendors serving up bites that can be paired with craft beer. This year’s producers include:

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