Savor is coming back to DC (you may recall we wrote about the inaugural festival back in 2008), with advanced ticket sales beginning Monday, February 2nd, and general ticket sales following a week later on February 9th. This second annual Savor craft beer festival will be held on May 30th, 2009 at the Building Museum.
Savor bills itself as a craft beer and food experience, we can vouch for the beer part but the food wasn’t anything special last year. Still for $95 you gain access to a lot of fabulous microbrews from around the US, poured in 2 ounce samples, for a solid four hours. This year you have to pay an extra $20 to visit any of the Salons (classroom style discussions with industry insiders) which were free last year, but only available to those who made a b-line for the classrooms. Last year the Salons filled up almost immediately, which is probably why they’re an add-on ticket this year.
The event is fairly different this year, as it appears to be one day/one session only. Last year Savor was spread out over the weekend, involving three sessions at the Mellon Auditorium. You can be certain we’ll be picking up tickets as soon as they go on sale; we’re doing our part to make sure the Brewers Association continues to bring Savor to DC.