Savor, An American Craft Beer & Food Experience comes back to Washington, DC on May 30, 2009. There are a couple of changes to this event - it's a one-night only gig (7:30 - 11:00p) and this year will be held at the National Building Museum. This event is uniquely designed for microbrew junkies and food aficionados. It's a reception-style event featuring more than 120 beers from 65 microbreweries all paired with an array of appetizers.
If you're on the fence about attending you should consider your access to microbrew legends. We were lucky enough to attend Savor 2007. We tasted as many of the brews we could and also sampled some of the food. What we didn't expect was to shake hands with the living homebrew legend Charlie P., a brief talk with Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione and Brooklyn Beer's Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, and to be within shouting distance of Samuel Adams' Jim Koch.
You are also going to have access to beer that is otherwise difficult to find. Maybe it's not an easy find in your area or maybe the brewery only brings it out for special occassions but you'll find it at Savor. While we saw some old favorites, Savor is the easiest way to open your tastes to new brews. Get tickets fast though - the educational salons are already sold out. $95 per ticket may seem steep but you won't feel that way come 11:30 Saturday night. We hope to see you there. Cheers!