We woke up this morning with bleary eyes and a heavy head. It took a couple of pieces of burnt toast and several cups of black coffee before we felt good enough to put this post together. But just like last year, it was worth it. Despite the high price and (once again) terrible food, Savor was fantastic. The food complaint is a small one to us though; while it is billed as a food and beer event let’s be honest, we’re not there for the food.
The Building Museum was a beautiful location for the event; easy to navigate and never more than a few minutes wait for the brewers at each table. The layout was significantly improved from last year, each square table held four brewers with plenty of room between each grouping. Perhaps the best improvement was the addition of water pitchers and buckets to empty your tastings, one of our biggest complaints from last year.
We certainly hope the Brewers Association continues to improve and promote Savor. While we’re not fans of the food, it was still very popular for the majority of those in attendance. Especially the cheese table & the oyster bar, both of which had long lines the entire night.
Our favorite brewer from last year, Henryk Orlik of Heiner Brau was again in attendance, we made his table our first and last stops of the night. It’s the brewers like Henryk who make Savor such a worthwhile event.