June 5 SAVOR Madness and Calendars too!

By Julia Herz

Here’s what the Washington City Paper said this week, “SAVOR madness begins in earnest tonight with several local beer events.” And The Washington Post said, “Savor festival brings beer events to D.C. bars.”

What they are talking about is SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience. Public tickets for this evening, put on by the Brewers Association (CraftBeer.com is a Supporting Partner and is a Brewers Association website), sold out in 10 minutes. Yes ten (10). And now our, not so conservative, nation’s capital has grown what started as a one gig deal into SAVOR DC Beer Week with too many events to keep track. That’s a major reason why SAVOR is so fascinating. To me it has literally become an anchor for an ever advancing beer culture in a very important area of the country with great, wonderful, fun, involved, informed and engaged beer lovers coming out of the wood work!

Event calendars sharing much that is going on include:


DC On Tap

Washington City Paper

Washington Post 

So why is this the hottest ticket in D.C. to have right now? SAVOR is the premiere beer and food pairing event in the U.S. today. It’s all about small and independent craft brewers, 70 of them, pairing their craft made beers with food. It’s all about how well craft beer goes with food. It’s all about how craft beer is helping to reclaim beer’s place at the dinner table and it’s all about how these small businesses are making art enjoyed from a glass, plus reminding us what amazing community citizens they are (many of them are about lowering their footprint as a business and they also heavily focus involvement with charitable causes in their backyard communities).

All 8 regions of the U.S. will be represented at SAVOR by the 70 different breweries serving. Cheers.

Julia Herz is the Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association, co-author of the free CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, as well co-author of Beer Pairing (Voyageur Press). She is a life-long homebrewer, BJCP beer judge and Certified Cicerone®. Despite her extensive experience, she will always consider herself a beer beginner on an unending journey to learn more about craft beer.

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