Edmonds-based American Brewing Company announced Thursday that it has been chosen to participate in SAVOR, described as the nation’s premier beer and food pairing event. This year’s SAVOR will be June 8-9 at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
According to the Brewers Association, a spot at SAVOR can be a brewers ticket to the big time, earning them visibility and – occasionally – a cult following. A total of 160 breweries entered the lottery system and 60 breweries were chosen to pour their beer at the fifth edition of SAVOR. The selected breweries are evenly distributed among eight geographic regions in the U.S. In addition to those chosen through the lottery, there will be 14 SAVOR supporting or sponsor breweries, all serving their finest beers alongside a fantastic menu designed by Chef Adam Dulye of the Monk’s Kettle in San Francisco and a select group of chefs specializing in beer and food pairings.
“What an incredible opportunity,” said American Brewing owner Neil Fallon. “We will be one of 74 of the nation’s top independent craft breweries participating in an event where beer and food enthusiasts can interact directly with the brewers or brewery owners. To be pouring our beer alongside some of the finest craft breweries in the country is quite an honor.”
The menu pairing for the American Brewing Company will be:
Breakaway IPA – Citrus cured salmon, grapefruit, pistachio cream cheese
Caboose Oatmeal Stout – Coconut macaroon, whipped crème fraiche, lemon zest
In addition, Fallon will be arriving a day early to participate in a Government Affairs Hill Climb, a chance for brewery owners to meet with members of their respective congressional delegations. The focus will be on generatingvsupport for the Federal Excise Tax legislation (H.R. 1236/S. 534) along with building the rosters of the House and Senate Small Brewer Caucuses. This event will be followed an American Craft Beer/Brewers Association Reception on Capitol Hill, a broader effort to raise the profile of small brewers among Members of Congress and their staff.
“I think there is a great deal of value in personally engaging with these officials,” Fallon said. He will also be pouring American Brewing Company’s beer at this event, which typically has an attendance of around 700-800 people.