Third annual event wraps up in DC
The third annual SAVOR event wrapped up last night at the elegant National Museum in Washington DC with a sold out and happy crowd of 2000 people.
The food and beer tasting event, sponsored by the Brewers Association is now in its third year and sold out in ten minutes after tickets went on sale to the general public online. The event is unique in that each brewery serves a few beers, each beer paired with a specific food which is available in small servings at the brewer’s booth. It exemplifies the true experience of pairing craft beer with good food.
Held in the elegant National Museum with tall ornate ceilings and beautiful lighting, the beer tasting event is truly unlike any this writer has been to.
The BA also held small and intimate one-hour long educational “solons” in private side rooms which attendees paid extra to sit in on. Some of these were conducted by local celebrity chefs teamed up with a brewer or brewery owner to talk about the process of developing food and beer pairings. Other solons were brewers talking about specific beer types and styles.
In a world that has way too many standardized beer festivals, SAVOR sets a new standard for which the craft beer industry can and should educate the consumer.