SAVOR Craft Beers Announced

By Andrew Kaczmarek

SAVORSM: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience, the premier beer and food event in the U.S., recently announced the craft beers that will be served by the event’s 76 participating breweries.

SAVOR will take place on June 14-15, 2013 in New York City. The list of beers slated for the event is nothing short of incredible. Both the beers and the foods chosen to pair with them draw inspiration from across the country as 31 states are represented among the SAVOR participating breweries.

America’s beer, the IPA, tops the ranks as a total of 20 excellent IPAs and double IPAs will be served at SAVOR. Other abundant categories include Belgian ales(10), saison(9), and sour/wild ales(8).

There will of course be some far less common styles popping up at SAVOR, as brewers bring their most innovative offerings. Attendees can expect to find a turnip beer, chocolate peanut butter stout, light colored coffee beer, strawberry black lager, single hop IPA and watermelon wheat, among others. From the innovative to the classics, the craft beer that will grace the Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion in June make SAVOR the end all, be all of craft beer and culinary events.

Notable Craft Beers at SAVOR

  • Black Ops | Brooklyn Brewery | A bottle-conditioned, barrel-aged stout that is released yearly with varying gravities.
  • Habanero Sculpin IPA | Ballast Point | The flagship IPA from the San Diego brewing and spirit company gets an addition of habanero peppers for an added element of heat on the palate, plus apricot, peach, mango and lemon notes.
  • HopSavant | Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project | This dramatically different take on an IPA is dubbed the New Age IPA. This beer is fermented entirely with Brett and will be added to the brewery’s year-round portfolio.
  • FV 13 | Allagash Brewing Company | This foudre beer is made in giant oak tanks for aging and fermented with a blend of wild yeast and bacteria. This highly malted beer has big aroma of cherries and caramel, finishing sweet and tart.
  • Deliverance | The Lost Abbey | According to Lost Abbey, “Deliverance is the epic battle being waged between heaven and hell for the souls of mortal men…and your enjoyment in a glass.” But in terms of palatable beer in your glass, this is a blend of Serpent’s Stout, a bourbon barrel aged stout, and Angel’s Share, a burgundy ale infused with dark caramel malt and aged in brandy barrels for at least 12 months.
  • Zombie Dust | Three Floyds Brewing | An intensely hopped pale ale with the famed Citra hops. This “gushing undead” is an extreme representation of the American pale ale style.
  • Sour Apple Saison | Epic Brewing Company | This Belgian-style saison is sweet and dry, featuring notes of apples spiced with coriander, grains of paradise, anise, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.
  • Double Cross | Crux Fermentation Project | The Bend, Oregon brewing company will bring Double Cross, a strong dark Belgian ale made with a blend of Belgian malts and dark candi sugar, and finished with Sterling and Delta hops.
  • Goodnight Bodacious | Shorts Brewing | Categorized as an imperial IPA, this beer rocks between the maltiness of barley wine and the hoppiness of an imperial IPA, but pours an unyielding blackness. Four American hops fight through the huge maltiness for a bitter and intense Imperial IPA with a warming finish.

For ticket information and the complete list of beers, visit SavorCraftBeer.com.


Andrew KaczmarekAndrew Kaczmarek is the current Craft Beer Program Intern, hop farmer, beer writer for the CU Independent, homebrewer and student at the University of Colorado in his final semester. When not pursuing hoppiness, as a Colorado native, he spends his free time skiing, camping or biking in the Rocky Mountains.