Food Drink Report

SAVOR tickets go on sale on April 5

SAVOR brought to you by the Brewers Association (the same fine folks that organizes the Great American Beer Festival) is back for its fifth year. The event held at the National Building Museum in D.C. continues to sell out year after year. 2012’s tickets will go on sale starting Thursday, April 5 at 10 AM MT. And if you’re lucky enough to be members of the American Homebrewers Association or the Brewers Association a presale will be available on Tuesday, April 3 at 10:00 AM MT.

The craft beer and food event will highlight 74 craft breweries from eight geographic regions across the U.S. including: Brewery Ommegang, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Boston Beer Co., Boulevard Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, Full Sail Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, and more. To go with the crafty brews, food will be offered by BA Culinary Consultant Chef Adam Dulye of The Monk’s Kettle. Tastings aside, workshops will be setup for beer edumacation. SAVOR is Friday, June 8 and Saturday June 9, both days from 7:30 PM – 11 PM, tickets are $120 per person, for the Private Tasting Salon and Educational Salon tickets add $30. 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.


Brewers Association reveals 2012 Beer Style Guidelines

So your friend leans over a cold beer and says, “It’s got subtle yet harmonious fruit flavor, not hoppy in character, slightly hazy in appearance, and has an acidic taste to it,” this is most likely because they’ve been reading the 2012 Beer Style Guidelines, recently released by the Brewers Association. This guide, which is updated annually, describes 140 styles of beer and uses comments and suggestions from Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup judges, as well as other beer industry members, to make pertinent revisions to the guidelines.