SAVOR 2012 – An American Craft Beer & Food Experience

June 8-9th, 2012

The Brewers Association will be puting on their fith edition SAVOR – An American Craft Beer & Food Experience on June 8-9th at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. This craft beer and food event will showcase over 70 breweries from around the United States who will pair their amazing beers with tasty appetizers by Chef Adam Dulye of Monk’s Kettle and DC’s own Federal City Caterers.

About SAVOR:

A must-attend for craft beer aficionados and foodies alike, SAVOR offers a memorable craft beer and food experience to a limited number of attendees in Washington, D.C.’s beautiful National Building Museum. Event tickets have consistently sold out in a matter of days, so don’t wait to purchase yours! Guests enjoy a reception-style sampling of sweet and savory appetizers and craft beers from 75 breweries. They will also have the unique opportunity to converse with the luminaries of the craft beer industry—brewery owners, brewers and representatives will be on hand personally serving their beer. – www.savorcraftbeer.com

Supporting Partners:

  • Abita Brewing Company: LA
    • Abita Amber – An Amber Ale paired with a Five Grain Succotash
    • Restoration Pale Ale – A Pale Ale paired with Blue Crabs and Louisiana Crawfish Cakes
  • Brewery Ommegang: NY
    • Three Philosophers – A Belgian Quad paired with a Pork Belly Mole
    • Belgian Pale Ale – A Belgian Pale Ale paired with a Spring Pea and Potato Samosa
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery: DE
    • Positive Contact – A Beer/Cider Hybrid paired with a Cider Brushed Lomo
    • Tweason’ale – A Gluten Free Beer paired with Rhubarb Crisp
  • Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Company): MA
    • Samuel Adams Belgian IPA – A Belgian IPA paired with a Burrata
    • Samuel Adams Oyster Stout – A Oyster Stout paired with Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Asparagus

Supporting Breweries:

  • Allagash Brewing Company: ME
    • Allagash White – A Witbier paired with Roasted Corn and a Grilled Peach Salad
    • Interlude – A Farmhouse Ale paired with some Asian Pear baked in Phyllo
  • Boulevard Brewing Co.: MO
    • Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale – A Saison paired with Chevre Crostini
    • Rye-on-Rye – A Rye Ale paired with a Rye Glazed Duck Breast on Rye
  • Brooklyn Brewery: NY
    • Brooklyn Sorachi Ace – A Farmhouse Ale paired with Pickled Hawaiian Tombo
    • Brooklyn Blast – A Pale Ale paired with a Ghost Pepper Glazed Pork Tenderloin
  • Devils Backbone Brewing Company: VA
    • Vienna Lager – A Vienna Lager paired with a Merguez Sausage
    • Belgian Congo Pale Ale – A Belgian Pale Ale paired with a Five Grain Succotash
  • F.X. Matt Brewing Company / Saranac: NY
    • Saranac Blueberry – An American Lager paired with Coconut Macaroon
    • Saranac White IPA – An IPA paired with Coriander and Orange Glazed Shrimp
  • Flying Dog Brewery: MD
    • Wildeman Farmhouse IPA – An IPA paired with Maine Lobster Pot Stickers
    • Chocolate IPA – An IPA paired with a Adobo Grilled Albacore Skewer
  • Full Sail Brewing Company: OR
    • LTD 05 – An Amber Lager paired with a Red Chile Braised Goat
    • Chris’s Summer Delight Berlinerweisse – An Berlinerweisse paired with Woodruffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
  • New Belgium Brewing Company: CO
    • Tart Lychee – A Wild Ale paired with a Gorgonzola Dolce Tart
    • Belgo – An IPA paired with Salt Cod Fritters
  • Rogue Ales: OR
    • Chatoe Rouge Dirtoir Black Lager – A Black Lager paired with a Rogue Creamery TouVelle Cocktail Cookie
    • Chatoe Rouge Good Chit Pilsner – A Pilsner paired with Fava Bean Tapenade
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.: CA
    • Ovila Belgian Golden – A Belgian Style Ale paired with Chevre Crostini
    • Hoptimum – An Imperial IPA paired with some Three Twins Vanilla Ice Cream

Participating Breweries:

  • 21st Amendment: CA
    • Bitter American – An Extra Pale Ale paired with a Burrata
    • Back in Black IPA – An American Dark Ale paired with Lamb Meatballs
  • Abbey Beverage Company, LLC: NM
    • Monks’ Ale – A Belgian Abbey Single paired with Fava Bean Tapenade
    • Monks’ Wit – A Wheat Beer paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
  • American Brewing Company: WA
    • Breakaway IPA – An IPA paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
    • Caboose Oatmeal Stout – An Oatmeal Stout paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
  • Avery Brewing Company: WA
    • Uncle Jacobs Stout – An Imperial Stout paired with Pecan Crusted BBQ Beef Shortribs
    • Muscat d’amore – A Beer/Wine Hybrid paired with a Huckleberry and Meyer Lemon Crème Puff
  • Ballast Point Brewing Co.: CA
    • Sculpin IPA – An Imperial IPA paired with Pickled Hawaiian Tombo
    • Indra Kunindra – A Stout paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
  • Bell’s Brewery, Inc.: MI
    • Wild One – A Sour Brown paired with Roasted Beet and Chevre Tartlet
    • Smoked Vienna Lager – A Vienna Lager paired with Duck Confit Taco
  • Blue Point Brewing Co.: NY
    • White IPA – An IPA paired with a Burrata
    • Sour Cherry Imperial Stout – An Imperial Stout paired with Red Velvet Cake
  • Cambridge Brewing Company: MA
    • Tripel Threat – A Belgian Trippel paired with Asparagus and a Mushroom Tart
    • The Audacity of Hops – An Imperial IPA paired with a Pork Belly Mole
  • Capitol City Brewing Co.: VA
    • Bourbon Barrel Fuel – A Stout paired with some S’mores
    • Tripel/Double – An Imperial IPA paired with a Empanada
  • Cigar City Brewing: FL
    • Tocobaga – An Amber Ale paired with a Duck Confit Taco
    • Kalevipoeg – A Baltic Porter paired with some Pecan Crusted BBQ Beef Shortribs
  • COOP Ale Works: OK
    • DNR – A Belgian Style Ale paired with Roasted Beet and Chevre Tartlet
    • Native Amber – An Amber Ale paired with Salt Cod Fritters
  • Coronado Brewing Company: CA
    • Barrel Aged Barleywine – A Barleywine paired with Butterscotch Cheesecake
    • Idiot IPA – An Imperial IPA paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
  • DC Brau Brewing, LLC: DC
    • Corruption IPA – An IPA paired with some Maine Lobster Pot Stickers
    • The Citizen – A Pale Ale paired with a Rhubarb Crisp
  • Del Norte Brewing Co.: CO
    • Manana – An Amber Lager paired with Heirloom Tomato and Cornbread Cobbler
    • Orale – A Munich Helles paired with Fava Bean Tapenade
  • Denver Beer Co: CO
    • Graham Cracker Porter – An American Porter paired with some S’mores
    • Kaffir Lime Wheat Beer – A Wheat Beer paired with Pickled Hawaiian Tombo
  • Deschutes Brewery: OR
    • Chainbreaker White IPA – An IPA paired with a Seared Scallop
    • The Stoic – A Belgian Quad paired with Lamb Meatballs
  • Diamond Bear Brewing Company: AR
    • Presidential IPA – An IPA paired with Speck Ham and Smoked gouda Gougere
    • Two Term Double IPA – An Imperial IPA paired with a Kentucky Hot Brown dish
  • Epic Brewing Company LLC: UT
    • Brainless on Peaches – A Belgian Style Ale paired with a Seared Scallop
    • Smoked and Oaked – A Belgian Style Ale paired with some Butterscotch Cheesecake
  • Fat Heads Brewery: OH
    • Headhunter IPA – An IPA paired with Asparagus and a Mushroom Tart
    • Sorcerer – A Belgian Style Ale paired with a Pork Belly Mole
  • Fegley’s Brew Works: PA
    • Arctic Alchemy – A Barleywine paired with some Pecan Crusted BBQ Beef Shortribs
    • Hop’solutey – An Imperial IPA paired with a Chevre Crostini
  • Foothills Brewing Co.: CA
    • Hoppyum IPA – An IPA paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
    • Barrel Aged People’s Porter – A Porter paired with a Red Chile Braised Goat
  • Flying Fish Brewing Company: NJ
    • Exit 8 Belgian Chestnut Brown – A Brown Ale paired with Salt Cod Fritters
    • Exit 4 American Trippel– A Trippel paired with Rhubarb Crisp
  • Founders Brewing Company: MI
    • All Day IPA – IPA
    • Curmudgeon Old Ale – A Scotch Ale paired with Lamb Meatballs
  • Great South Bay Brewery: NY
    • Massive IPA – An IPA paired with some Maine Lobster Pot Stickers
    • Kismet Saison – A Saison paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
  • Green Flash Brewing Co.: CA
    • West Coast IPA – An IPA paired with a Empanada
    • Rayon Vert – A Pale Ale paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
  • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery: VA
    • Hardywood Singel – A Belgian Style Ale paired with Heirloom Tomato and Cornbread Cobbler
    • Hardywood Mocha Belgique – A Porter paired with a Pork Belly Mole
  • Highland Brewing Co.: NC
    • Razor Wit – A Witbier paired with Heirloom Tomato and Cornbread Cobbler
    • Black Mocha – A Stout paired with some S’mores
  • Ithaca Beer Co.: NY
    • Apricot Wheat – A Wheat Beer paired with Roasted Corn and a Grilled Peach Salad
    • Flower Power – An IPA paired with Rhubarb Crisp
  • Laurelwood Brewing Co.: OR
    • Organic Free Range Red – A Extra Special Bitter paired with Lamb Meatballs
    • Orchid – A Wheat Beer paired with some Maine Lobster Pot Stickers
  • Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery: CA
    • Bonnie Lee’s Best Bitter – An Extra Special Bitter paired with Salt Cod Fritters
    • Kalifornia Kolsch – A Kolsch paired with Pickled Hawaiian Tombo
  • Maui Brewing Co.: HI
    • CoCoNut PorTeR – A Porter paired with some Pecan Crusted BBQ Beef Shortribs
    • Sobrehumano Palena’ole – An Ale paired with a Duck Confit Taco
  • Moon River Brewing Company: GA
    • Dixie Cristal – A Trippel paired with a Huckleberry and Meyer Lemon Crème Puff
    • Rosemary Swamp Fox – A Herb and Spiced Beer paired with Lamb Meatballs
  • Mother Earth Brewing: NC
    • Double Wit Blackberry – A Witbier paired with a Huckleberry and Meyer Lemon Crème Puff
    • Sisters of the Moon – An IPA paired with Fava Bean Tapenade
  • Natty Greene’s Brewing Company: NC
    • Buckshot Amber Ale – An Amber Ale paired with Speck Ham and Smoked gouda Gougere
    • Muzzleloader Baltic Porter – A Baltic Porter paired with a Kentucky Hot Brown dish
  • Nebraska Brewing Company: NE
    • Melange A Trois – A Belgian Style Ale paired with Chevre Crostini
    • Barrel Aged Hop God – An IPA paired with a Empanada
  • Ninkasi Brewing Company: OR
    • Total Domination IPA – An IPA paired with Red Velvet Cake
    • Believer – A Double Red Ale paired with a Red Chile Braised Goat
  • Oakshire Brewing: OR
    • Skookumchuck– A Wild Ale paired with a Five Grain Succotash
    • Overcast Espresso Stout – A Stout paired with a Red Chile Braised Goat
  • Odd Side Ales: MI
    • Mayan Mocha Stout – A Stout paired with a Braised Pork Skewer
    • Derelectie Pineapple – A IPA paired with Citrus Cured Salmon
  • Odell Brewing Company: CO
    • Pond Hopper Double Extra Pale Ale– A Double Pale Ale paired with Asparagus and a Mushroom Tart
    • Double Pilsner– A Pilsner paired with a Duck Confit Taco
  • Port City Brewing Company: VA
    • Optimal Wit – A Witbier paired with Pickled Hawaiian Tombo
    • Porter – A Porter paired with a Kentucky Hot Brown dish
  • Rahr & Sons Brewery: TX
    • Rahr’s Ugly Pug – A Black Lager paired with Speck Ham and Smoked gouda Gougere
    • Rahr’s Summertime Wheat – A Hefeweizen paired with Heirloom Tomato and Cornbread Cobbler
  • Revival Brewing Co.: RI
    • Double Black IPA – An American Dark Ale paired with some S’mores
    • Belgo American Saison – A Saison paired with Roasted Corn and Grilled Peach Salad
  • Schlafly Beer: MO
    • Schlafly Kolsch – A Kolsch paired with a Huckleberry and Meyer Lemon Crème Puff
    • American IPA – An IPA paired with a Seared Scallop
  • Short’s Brewing Company: MI
    • Good Samaritan – An Amber Ale paired with Roasted Beet and Chevre Tartlet
    • Raisin Apollo – An Imperial IPA paired with a Braised Pork Skewer
  • Ska Brewing Co: CO
    • Steel Toe Stout – A Stout paired with some Pecan Crusted BBQ Beef Shortribs
    • Modus Hoperandi – An IPA paired with a Kentucky Hot Brown dish
  • Southport Brewery: CT
    • Connecticut Pale Ale – Pale Ale
    • Hydroponic White Ale – Wheat Beer
  • Standing Stone Brewing Co.: OR
    • 2IPA – An IPA paired with Asparagus and a Mushroom Tart
    • Noble Stout – A Stout paired with a Butterscotch Cheesecake
  • Stone Brewing Co.: CA
    • Highway 78 Scotch Ale Aged in Scotch Barrels – A Scotch Ale paired with a Butterscotch Cheesecake
    • Stone “Soon-To-Be-Named” IPA– An IPA paired with a Five Grain Succotash
  • Summit Brewing Company: MN
    • Summer Ale – A Kolsch paired with a Seared Scallop
    • Saga IPA– An IPA paired with a Burrata
  • Surly Brewing Company: MN
    • Smoke Lager – A Baltic Porter paired with paired with a Braised Pork Skewer
    • Coffee Bender – A Brown Ale paired with Speck Ham and Smoked gouda Gougere
  • Swamp Head Brewery: FL
    • Smoke Signal – A Porter paired with some S’mores
    • Darkwater – A Black IPA paired with Asparagus and a Mushroom Tart
  • Tallgrass Brewing Company: KS
    • Halcyon – A Wheat Beer paired with a Huckleberry and Meyer Lemon Crème Puff
    • Velvet Rooster – A Trippel paired with Maine Lobster Pot Stickers
  • The River Company Restaurant & Brewery: VA
    • DumpsterDog Porter – A Porter paired with Salt Cod Fritters
    • Peachicot Blonde Ale – A Blonde Ale paired with Roasted Corn and a Grilled Peach Salad
  • Tröegs Brewing Company: PA
    • Trogenator – A Dopplebock paired with paired with a Braised Pork Skewer
    • Flying Mouflan – A Barleywine paired with a Butterscotch Cheesecake
  • Two Brothers Brewing Company: IL
    • Domaine DuPage – A Farmhouse Ale paired with Lamb Meatballs
    • Cane and Ebel – A Rye Ale paired with a Kentucky Hot Brown dish
  • Uinta Brewing Company: UT
    • HOP Notch – An IPA paired with a Fava Bean Tapenade
    • Labyrinth – A Black Ale paired with a Pork Belly Mole
  • Upland Brewing Co.: IN
    • Gilgamesh – A Flanders Red paired with a Roasted Beet and Chevre Tartlet
    • Teddy Bear Kisses – A Stout paired with a Red Velvet Cake
  • Vintage 50: VA
    • 50 Cat – An IPA paired with a Burrata
    • Shiny Happy Pilsner – A Pilsner paired with a Seared Scallop
  • Willimantic Brewing Company: CT
    • Flowers Infusion – A Saison paired with a Rhubarb Crisp
    • Pony Espresso – A Stout paired with a Red Velvet Cake
  • Yazoo Brewing : TN
    • Yazoo Fortuitous – A Smoked Sour Ale paired with a Roasted Beet and Chevre Tartlet
    • Yazoo Rye Saison – A Saison paired with a Duck Confit Taco

The American Cheese Society and the Choptank Oyster Company will once again be at SAVOR this year providing amazing artisan cheeses and harvested oysters to pair with your favorite beer at the event.

This Years SAVOR exclusive exit gift will be a colabrative between Sierra Nevada Brewing and Boulevard Brewing beer called: Terra Incognita, which translates to “Unknown Lands.”

Sierra Nevada brewed a batch that Manley described as a dark ale. Maltier than an amber but not quite a stout. They brewed it with Estate malts out of Chico and wheat, the latter as “an homage to the longtime staple crop of the Midwest.” The beer then traveled to Kansas City. Boulevard brewed another component, blended the two beers, dry-hopped it with East Kent Goldings and are now aging it in Missouri oak barrels that previously held wine and spirits. The beer will soon go into 750s where it will be bottle-conditioned with Brettanomyces. – www.beerpulse.com

Check out Kevin’s and Phil’s recap of SAVOR 2011 and stay tuned to more coverage about SAVOR 2012 over the next few months leading up the event.

Friday June 8th Salon Schedule:

Terra Incognita
Educational Salon
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

From the makers of the 2012 SAVOR Collaboration beer, Terra Incognita. Join Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and John McDonald, founder of Boulevard Brewing Co., along with their respective brewmasters, Steve Dresler and Steven Pauwels, for a conversation encompassing their adventure on the collaboration of Terra Incognita, the beer created exclusively for SAVOR attendees to take home after the event. They’ll discuss the cross-country journey the beer took during its development, the complex flavors of the earthy brew and what they learned from each other during the expedition. As this salon is sure to fill quickly, it is being offered on both nights.

Stone Vertical Epic Tasting
Private Tasting Salon
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Join Steve Wagner, senior brewmaster and co-founder of San Diego’s Stone Brewing Co., as he guides you through a special tasting of several vintages of the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series.

The program, which started with Stone 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale, unleashes a new beer one year, one month, and one day after the previous year’s edition, each with a different twist and turn in the grand plotline. They were all intended to be carefully stored away and enjoyed in a vertical tasting once the series culminates with the release of Stone 12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale later this year.

Steve will also give some insight into each of the Vertical Epic Ales, and talk about other beer programs now in the works at Stone.

A Taste of Oregon from Local Northwest Ingredients
Private Tasting Salon
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Oregon’s agricultural community produces 225-plus different products, something that Oregon brewers certainly find advantageous when sourcing ingredients. Oakshire Brewing from Eugene and Standing Stone Brewing from Ashland will present beers that they have made from local ingredients and pair these beers with locally produced cheese from Rogue Creamery in Central Point.

Leading the Oakshire tasting is Matt Van Wyk, brewmaster for the microbrewery. Matt will showcase a sour framboise made with Oregon raspberries and aged in pinot noir barrels from an Oregon winery. He will also debut a beer produced with 100% Oregon-grown barley and hops.

Mingling with Matt will be Larry Chase, brewmaster for Standing Stone Brewing Co. Larry will feature I ♥ Oregon Ale, a beer brewed with 100% Oregon-grown barley and hops from both the Willamette and Rogue Valleys. The Rogue Valley hops are grown organically just two miles from the brewery. Larry is also looking forward to the debut of a mystery beer that he will share with you. To go along with the beers, look for cheeses produced by the well known Rogue Creamery, located a short 20 miles from Standing Stone Brewing.

Larry Chase is a 15-year brewing veteran, having created beers for most of that time in the Midwest. Since his move to Oregon two years ago, he brought medals and a cash award for lab equipment to Standing Stone in the Brain of Brewers contest.

Matt is a beer industry veteran with 12 years of experience and numerous national accolades, including 2006 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewpub Brewmaster of the Year. Upon joining Oakshire he won a GABF Silver Medal for the brewery’s Overcast Espresso Stout.

5,000 Miles from SAVOR: Beer & Food from the Island of Maui
Educational Salon
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Company takes you on a journey to taste food and beer from Hawaii. Indulge in Ale-oha as you sample some of Maui Brewing’s flavorful ales paired with dishes served at their pub in Maui. No sunscreen required.

Yes We Can!
Private Tasting Salon
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Shaun O’Sullivan from 21st Amendment Brewery, Ted Whitney from Avery Brewing and David Thibodeau from Ska Brewing for an intimate tasting of their world class canned craft beer. They’ll discuss what drove them to can their beer, the benefits of canning beer, and if canned craft beer is poised to take over the world. This will be a great opportunity to talk with some of the leaders of the canned craft beer movement.

Even Cowgirls Get the Brews
Private Tasting Salon
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rob Tod of Allagash Brewing Company teams up with Adam Smith of Cowgirl Creamery to delight the senses with an assortment of beer and cheese pairings. This private tasting Salon will feature five beers from Allagash’s diverse library, each paired with a tantalizing cheese from one of the nation’s top creameries. The cheeses will complement or contrast the beers and give participants a sensory explosion.

A Taste of Louisiana: Abita Beer and Cajun Cooking
Educational Salon
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Join Abita Brewing Company for a celebration of Louisiana cooking and beer. Sample some mouth watering Cajun and Creole dishes and discover the beers chefs have been incorporating in their dishes for years. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Perpetuate Better Living with Ninkasi
Private Tasting Salon
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Join Jamie Floyd, Nikos Ridge and Marty Ochs for a culturally enhanced tasting of three special Ninkasi Brewing Company beers–featuring insights into the rich culture of Ninkasi. Beers served include Radiant Ale, Helles Belles, and Maiden the Shade. Come taste beers and learn about the history of beer and civilization starting with the Sumerian Goddess of Fermentation Ninkasi and the brewery’s community-driven role as the village brewer.

Sour Ales from the Distant Land of Indiana
Private Tasting Salon
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm

When it comes to producers of tart and fruity sour ales, Indiana is not the first place that comes to mind. However, Upland Brewing Company might just change your mind with this lip -uckering private tasting Salon. Join head brewer Caleb Stanton as he samples a variety of sour ales produced by Upland Brewing Company and discusses the techniques he uses to produce these unique and flavorful ales.
– www.savorcraftbeer.com

Saturday June 9th Salon Schedule

Terra Incognita 2
Educational Salon
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

From the makers of the 2012 SAVOR collaboration beer, Terra Incognita. Join Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., and John McDonald, founder of Boulevard Brewing Co., along with their respective brewmasters, Steve Dresler and Steven Pauwels, for a conversation encompassing their adventure on the collaboration of Terra Incognita, the beer created exclusively for SAVOR attendees to take home after the event. They’ll discuss the cross-country journey the beer took during its development, the complex flavors of the earthy brew and what they learned from each other during the expedition. As this salon is sure to fill quickly, it is being offered on both nights.

Get Surly in D.C.
Private Tasting Salon
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Join Omar Ansari and Todd Haug of Surly Brewing Co. for a special tasting of three Surly beers:

Furious: Brewed with a dazzling blend of American hops and Scottish malt, this crimson-hued ale delivers waves of citrus, pine and caramel-toffee.
Darkness: A massive Russian Imperial Stout that brings a variety of flavors, including chocolate, cherries, raisins, coffee and toffee.
Five: A100% Brettanomyces-fermented Dark Ale, aged in red wine barrels. Flavors of sour cherry, tobacco, oak and classic “Brett” barnyard funk, balanced by Dark Munich malt chewiness.

The Terror of Terroir
Private Tasting Salon
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Winemakers often speak of their products’ expression of terroir, claiming near-exclusivity in wine’s ability to reflect the grape’s distinct growing environment. But can terroir exist in other products–like beer and cheese? Both are agricultural products like wine, and both are made from grasses and seeds that then metamorphose via fermentation to create a singular experience for the consumer.

Join Will Meyers, Brewmaster at Cambridge Brewing Company (CBC) in Massachusetts, for the opportunity to discuss the potential for terroir in craft beer and cheese created from locally-grown ingredients. To further the exploration, three very special beers–unavailable outside of Massachusetts–will be paired with handmade cheeses from The Cellars at Jasper Hill, a family-run artisanal farm in Greensboro, Vermont.

The Beers:
Sgt. Pepper is a saison or farmhouse-style rustic ale with local malts and flavored with four different peppercorns for a balanced but spicy experience.
Weekapaug Gruit is an unhopped beer made with local malts and ancient, traditional brewing herbs like sweet gale, yarrow and Labrador tea, all either grown by the brewery or foraged and hand-harvested locally.
Special Salon-only beer: Share in an extra special TBD beer drawn from the infamous Barrel Cellar at CBC, made from local malts and homegrown hops, and spontaneously fermented for a true expression of local flora.

The Cheeses:
Winnimere is produced only from the winter milk of the Ayrshire heifers at Jasper Hill Farm. Wrapped in cambium cut from the spruce trees on the farm and washed in beer from neighboring Hill Farmstead Brewery, Winnimere shows remarkable variation from batch to batch–sometimes smoky, sometimes fruity, sometimes mustardy, sometimes meaty.
Landaff is created with milk from a closed herd of Holsteins by Doug and Deb Erg of Landaff Creamery. The cheese is aged to maturity at The Cellars at Jasper Hill until its release. Landaff has a rustic natural rind and a semi-firm paste showing subtle aromas of cave and grass. Its balanced complexity harmonizes a bright buttermilk tang and savory brown butter notes.
TBD: A third cheese will be chosen to taste with CBC’s cellar selected beer for a stupendous pairing experience.

Fade to Black: The Effect Dark Color has on Food and Beverage
Educational Salon
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In this wide ranging discussion, John Mallet of Bell’s Brewery speaks on the substantial effect that browning reactions have on beer and foods. Participants will experience how these classes of fundamental flavors interact to develop complementary harmonies in synergistic pairings. An assortment of beers from Bell’s Brewery will be paired with a variety of food items to highlight applied Maillard reactions.

A Crooked Adventure
Private Tasting Salon
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Uinta Brewing Company‘s Steve Kuftinec for a Crooked Adventure! Uinta’s crooked path has been known to take folks to some unexpected places. These adventures often culminate in late nights around a table, enjoying good food, artisan beer and animated conversation. Sounds like a perfect SAVOR Salon! Special beers that will be shared include Birthday Suit, Tilted Smile and Cockeyed Cooper. Steve will discuss the process of oak aging and blending specific barrels to get tastes they are looking for.

Odell Brewing Company Woodcut Offerings Vertical Tasting
Private Tasting Salon
8:00 pm –9:00 pm

In the fall of 2007, Odell Brewing received its first shipment of virgin oak barrels from Canton Cooperage in Kentucky. The barrels, cut from new American oak, were specifically crafted with a medium toast to give beer added flavor and depth, and the Woodcut series of barrel-aged beers was born. Join Doug Odell for an exclusive private vertical tasting of four unique Woodcut offerings, including No. 2 Oak Aged Golden Ale, No. 3 Oak Aged Crimson Ale, No. 4 Oak Aged Double Marzen Style Lager, and No. 5 Oak Aged Belgian Style Quad Ale.

CraftBeer.com Taste-Off Challenge
Educational Salon
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Join Julia Herz of the Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com as she moderates and mediates this popular challenge between four contenders who will showcase their beer and food pairing skills. You, the audience, will decide which is the top pairing of the Salon, thus establishing the taste-off champion!

Defending 2011 champ Matt Bean of Men’s Health and Spike TV will give it his all as he’s pitted against several SAVOR craft brewers who vie to take his title. Topics covered include basic beer and food pairing principals and why craft beer pairs so well with food while you sample four different pairings with the contenders. Listen to previous SAVOR taste-off challenges, and for an overview of past winners check out this article on CraftBeer.com.

Rare Beers of the Tar Heel State
Private Tasting Salon
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm

North Carolina is quickly becoming a hotbed for craft beer in the United States. Brewers from Foothills Brewing, Highland Brewing Co., Mother Earth Brewing and Natty Greene’s Brewing Company will each showcase a rare beer from their vaults. Taste a wide variety of hard-to-find beers that are putting North Carolina on the map as one of the country’s best beer states.

Drink My Shorts!
Private Tasting Salon
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm

In the quaint little village of Bellaire, Michigan lies a small brewery with a big following. Short’s Brewing Company is constantly pushing the boundaries of brewing, delivering unique handcrafted beers to the people of Michigan. It’s not often their beers are found outside their home state, but this is your chance to sample some of their inimitable ales. Life is Short’s, drink it while you’re here.
– www.savorcraftbeer.com