When was the last time you had the opportunity to taste almost any beer across the US? Well, for that, we have to thank Savor Craft Beer Event, which is coming to you in Washington DC. Join the rest and have fun while learning more about the dynamic world of the Savor Craft Beer, which has since been recognized as the premier food and craft beer event.
Notice: Savor Week Craft Beer 2021 is canceled. 2022 dates are not confirmed.
What is so Great About Savor Week Craft Beer?
The Savor craft beer in DC is an engaging all American event that gives the attendees a taste experience of what is going on in the world of food and independent beer brands around the country all in one place.
Each year, not only will the participants indulge in a unique beer creation from the various diversities, but they will also get the chance to rub shoulders with some of the remarkable personalities behind the craft beers.
This craft beer expo allows you to enjoy drinking the various brands of beer (186 in total) together with your loved ones and has the kind of fun that you could only imagine exists.
Let’s test your knowledge with some of the breweries out of the total 86 at Savor Week:
Adroit Theory Brewing Company from Purcellville, VA.
13 Stripes Brewery from Taylors, SC.
Amor Artis Brewing from Fort Mill, SC.
Caboose Brewing Company from Vienna, VA.
Country Boy Brewing from Georgetown, KY.
Fremont Brewing from Seattle, WA.
A social event with food
Talking about the food and drink event, you will also have the opportunity to fill your stomach with insanely delicious foods such as ricotta gnocchi, Choptank oysters, and many more. Yeah, that’s right; it is not a drinking event only, but eating is also part of the festival as well; it is food and drinks pairing event if I may add.
Important Ticket Info
Tickets won’t be on sale until February 19, 2020. The prices for the Savor Week 2020 food festival are:
GA (General Admission) ticket – $139
VIP tickets – $249
Premium Admission – $179
Savor Craft Beer Activities From Recent Years
Since the beer festival 2020 program hasn’t been published yet, I’ll show an idea from recent years.
Without further ado or say, here are some of the Savor Craft Beer activities you will participate in:
Better than ever food pairings. The pairing of the craft beer and food will be available in small plates that match the taste profiles of each craft beer. You just cannot miss out on the variety of food items available, as well as the two-ounce sample tasting of craft beer. You can be part of the food and beer pairing expertise with the Brewers Association Executive chef.
Cheese station. Guess who will be coordinating the cheese table at this event? It is none other than the American Cheese Society. The menu is also available along with the breakfast inspired beers such as the Terrapin Beer Company’s wake-n-Bake Oatmeal Imperial Stout. I think this is proof enough that you are about to have a cheese situation at hand soonJ
The oyster bar. Let us just say that if you are a lover of oyster or even so, if you are looking to taste one, the oyster bar is the perfect place for you to try it out. At the table hosting, you will be the Choptank Oyster Company, which is popularly known for its sustainably harvested oysters.
At Anthem Concert Hall at the Wharf District, Washington D.C. The location before was the National Building Museum.
Savor Week Tips
1# Challenge Unexpected Pairings
For the experienced beer lovers, I suggest that you have an open mind for trying out challenging and unexpected pairings. You will be surprised to find out that beer can be so much better than their usual stereotypical pairings.
2# Try something different
To enjoy and discover new experiences at the Savor craft beer event resist the impulse of convincing yourself that you will not like a particular thing.
3# Take Your Time
Take a few minutes and browse the complete menu as well to track down your favorite old beer or even lookout for a brewer whom you cannot access their beers in your local area.
What to Do?
There is an endless list of the things that you can do around Washington DC. Among the many other things that you can also opt to do around this glamorous city is visit Annapolis.
It is known for the culinary scenes and cutting edge delicacies. The music pubs and the other spots hosting performance are all here. You can also opt for a visit to the Whitehouse, Smithsonian Museum, monuments, and statues as well as tours. There’s also another different type of museum.
The spy museum in Washington DC is a perfect opportunity to see first-hand spy items and listen to some spy stories from intelligence officers. You can even test your abilities with your own cover identity, or try to hack some code. The spy museum is an entire experience worth trying.
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Adult (13-64): $22.95
Youth (7-12): 14.95
Child (6 and under): Free
Senior (65+): $17.95
Where to Stay?
There are a lot of hotels where you can rest up after the day’s adventures, such as after the Savor craft beer festival.
Price per night: from $583 US Dollar (depending on season and hotel)
The hotel is a perfect option when you are looking for a blending style and comfort as you experience the fun festival. All the excellent amenities and refined luxury that you will need to make your stay at Washington as much comfortable as possible are available at this hotel.
Your stay at this hotel will make it very easy to experience some of the most famous things to do, such as visit China town, the white house, among much more.
The hotel will make you feel like you have found a secret hideaway in the middle of all that will be going on and thus a perfect place when you need to rest.
Price per night: from $713 US Dollar (depending on season and hotel)
If you’re in the capital already, why not stay at one of the president’s hotel? The Trump International Washington DC situated in front of the national archives at the best location (9.9), will make you feel like a president on your terms. The luxury hotel has it all with an astonishing deco, and it’s even pet-friendly. The hotel also offers a free cancellation.
Price per night: from $35 US Dollar (depending on season and hostel)
You might be on a budget for your DC trip. That’s where HI Washington DC Hostel fits the spot. For as low as $35 per night (depending on the room and season), you’ll get a friendly hostel with friendly people at for a supreme rate. The hostel has a high location rating (9.2) and considered to be a great experience, including breakfast and free cancellation.
If you still couldn’t find your accommodation, see what Washington DC has to offer from booking.
Where to Eat?
There are quite some restaurants and cafes which are nearby where the Savor craft beer festival will be going down. You can decide to go and have some fantastic meal of your choice, and it is a guarantee you will love it. For example, “Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab” will provide you with an excellent dinner.
You can also opt for “Blue”, dark tavern restaurant as well. I highly recommend you try out “We the Pizza” if you are looking to have a taste of some good pizza in town. These are just some of the many places you can eat out during your visit to Washington DC for the Savor craft beer.
How to Get There?
For visitors coming into the city, there are three major airports to use;
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Washington Dulles International Airport.
All of these airports offer both international and local flights.
Aside from air transport, you can opt for a train, and Amtrak is the ideal option which, if you purchase a ticket two weeks earlier, you can get a 25% discount.
Traveling by bus is very easy to and from DC, and you can also choose different options such as Megabus, Vamoose, and battle’s transportation. Metro is also another efficient way you can use to move around the region. It is an affordable and convenient way that visitors use to get around.
By Car and Taxi
When it comes to taxis and rental cars, they are plenty and an economical way also in Washington DC. For the rental cars, you can get one at the airports where most of the enterprises have offices.
Lastly are the shuttles, which are incredibly affordable and even offers a dedicated route along with the majestic monuments and memorials. All of these transport options will take you directly to the location of the Savor event or drop you a few meters away from it, which is a walking distance.
The first of this fantastic food and drink festival was in the year 2008, which went down at Mellon Auditorium in Washington DC. In contrast to the other Savor Craft Beer Festival, which followed after that, the first one was on a much smaller scale as compared to a typical beer festival.
Guests gathered to enjoy appetizers which were paired with two craft beers from 48 small breweries. The tenets of the craft beer industry took part in carefully crafting pairs of foods and drinks and also interacted with other amazing personalities of the brewing world, and that is how the heart of Savor came to life.