• 13Mar

    Picture by JAY of DCFüd. Only a portion of the crowd.

     

    Last year I wrote about the beer show, Savor.  It was an amazing show, and it is back. It is not easy to get tickets for this, so I am sharing this info with you just minutes after receiving it.

    -JAY

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    2012 SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

    Food and Drink Enthusiasts Descend Upon D.C. for One of America’s National Treasures—Craft Beer

    What:

    Presented by the Brewers Association, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience is the premier beer and food pairing event in the U.S. In its fifth year running, SAVOR provides guests the chance to sample craft beers from 74 small and independent craft brewers, representing eight geographic regions across the country. To complement the craft beers, attendees will enjoy a reception-style sampling of delicious sweet and savory appetizers from a menu designed by BA Culinary Consultant Chef Adam Dulye of The Monk’s Kettle, and a select group of chefs specializing in beer and food pairings.

    Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with some of America’s most innovative craft brewers during educational salons and workshops.

    When:

    Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9, 2012

    7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET

    Where:

    National Building Museum
    401 F Street NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    Why:

    While overall beer industry sales have declined, the craft brewing community continues to see increased sales and growing market share, along with praise for its quality, small-batch beers. SAVOR is a delicious opportunity for consumers to interact with the personalities behind the brands while enjoying the epicurean art of craft beer and food pairing. The experience will delight any palate.

    Ticket Info:

    Beginning April 3, 2012 (10:00 a.m. MT), a limited supply of SAVOR presale tickets will be available exclusively to American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members.

    SAVOR tickets will be available for purchase to the general public starting April 5, 2012 (10:00 a.m. MT) via Ticketmaster.

    For Friday and/or Saturday:

    General Admission Ticket: $120 per ticket (Limit of 4 total tickets per customer)
    Private Tasting Salon and Educational Salon Tickets: $30 (General Admission ticket purchase for same night of the Salon required. Limit of 4 per customer.)

    Supporting Host: Reyes Beverage Group

    Supporting Partners: Abita Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Samuel Adams, Craftbeer.com

    Supporting Breweries: Allagash Brewing Company, Boulevard Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Flying Dog Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Rogue Ales, Saranac Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

    Supporters: Brewers Supply Group, DRAFT Magazine, GreatBrewers.com, Oak Beverages, Inc.

    Attendees will receive a limited edition collaboration beer from Boulevard Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company as an exit gift.

    All guests will receive a 2012 SAVOR commemorative tasting glass.

    In addition to pairings, attendees can choose from a variety of artisan cheese samples, coordinated by the American Cheese Society.

    The Choptank Oyster Company will once again host the popular oyster bar.

    Website:

    SavorCraftBeer.com

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    -JAY

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