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The season of SAVOR is upon us. On June 3 and June 4, the Brewers Association will host the American craft beer and food pairing event at the National Building Museum here in Washington, D.C. General public tickets for the popular annual event, which is in its fourth year, go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, March 3, at 12:00pm Eastern.
The event will bring 72 independent craft breweries and their beers to the District to be paired with a variety of dishes from Federal City Caterers under the direction of expert chefs Adam Dulye of Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco and D.C.’s own Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore’s. Like previous years, in addition to the general tasting event educational and private tasting salons will offer a more personal setting to taste and learn about special brews and pairings directly from brewers, chefs, and other experts.
The good news after last year’s quick sell-out is that there will be two sessions, which means twice as many tickets will be available. The bad news, in addition to a price increase from an already steep $95 per ticket last year to $110 this year, is that the Brewers Association is on track to break their record despite expanding the event to two nights.
For comparison, two years ago tickets were on sale for two full months. Last year pre-sale tickets were sold in two days and general sale tickets were snatched up in just ten minutes. This year’s pre-sale, which was held on Tuesday, March 1, for previous SAVOR attendees and American Homebrewers Assocation and Brewers Association members, sold out in just under an hour. If you do the math, there is a high probability that SAVOR tickets will go as quickly as they did last year. Check back here for more details and updates about the event.
Photo by Eddie Arrossi Photography