Now in its eighth year, SAVOR is a premier craft beer and food pairing event in the U.S. held by the Brewers Association. This year, attendees will enjoy culinary combinations specially designed to pair with craft beers from a geographically diverse lineup of 73 small and independent craft breweries. Guests will have the opportunity to converse with brewery owners and the personalities behind the craft brewed beer being served. SAVOR will be held Friday, June 5, and Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
As craft brewers continue to innovate and expand, the industry has gained considerable attention. SAVOR celebrates the success of small and independent craft brewers and their flavor forward creations by showcasing the harmonization and synergy between craft beer and food, the Brewers Association explained in a press release. Guests are given the opportunity to enjoy a sampling of appetizers and craft beers from over 70 small and independent craft breweries while conversing with the luminaries of the craft beer industry.
Additionally, SAVOR offers the opportunity to participate in directed tasting Salons, providing attendees with behind the scenes access to the craft beer world. This unique experience allows beer and food lovers to gain a better understanding of the diverse offerings from today’s small and independent brewers and illustrates how well craft beer and food complement one another.
Chef Adam Dulye, Brewers Association executive chef, created the food pairing menu with collaboration from several world class chefs, Cicerones and Brewers Association staff. It’s a great opportunity for small and up-and-coming brewers to get a crash course in beer pairings and hob nob with some of the craft brewing world’s finest. For more information and tickets, check out the SAVOR website.