Monday, January 26, 2009

SAVOR May 30

On May 30, 2009, SAVOR: an American Craft Beer & Food Experience is back!

The benchmark of beer and food events is a must-attend for beer lovers and foodies.

Following its successful, sold-out inaugural event in 2008, the Brewers Association (presenters of the Great American Beer Festival) is returning to Washington D.C. for the second SAVOR: an American Craft Beer & Food Experience. SAVOR, the quintessential beer and food event, is a must-attend happening for fermented beverage lovers and foodies alike. Attendees will enjoy craft beers from 65 small, independent and traditional craft brewers who will personally pair their offerings with sweet and savory appetizers. Educational salons and workshops will provide additional opportunities to interact with some of America's best craft brewers.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
As American palates continue to become more sophisticated, many have discovered what other beer countries have known for centuries: beer is the perfect complement with food. NBC's "The Today Show" stated, "Beer is the new wine and can go with just about any food." SAVOR delivers a world-class beer and food pairing experience in celebration of today's small, independent and traditional craft brewers and all they do for beer, our culture and their local communities.
New for 2009:
New Venue
SAVOR has a new home this year between the towering columns of the great hall in the National Building Museum.

One Night Only
SAVOR will take place during one evening session this year as opposed to three.

More Breweries
For 2009, there will be 65 independent craft brewers, representing every region of the U.S.; up from 48 last year.

Story ideas:
Beer & Food: With the success of craft brewers and their fuller flavored beers, it was only a matter of time before beer and food pairings gained attention. Today, many of the best restaurants in the world have made room on their menus for beer and food pairings. Food & Wine magazine stated in June 2008: "...ales and lagers can be as good with food as wine—sometimes even better."

Local Angle: Chances are a brewery in your region or state is participating. Participating breweries have just been announced at:

National Angle: Craft Brewer Success: In the late 70's there were 42 brewing companies in the U.S. Today there are over 1,400 breweries with the majority being craft brewers (smaller-producing and independently owned). Craft brewers are known for making full flavored beers in small batches and for their passion and innovation toward the art of brewing. These breweries are why the average American now lives within 10 miles of a brewery.

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