Do This: SAVOR Craft Beer Week Events

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It’s SAVOR week in DC!!! That means awesome out-of-market craft beers from all over the country will be featured in events across the city. Below is the most comprehensive list of events available. There are 61 events, at 31 venues, featuring 72 breweries. Cheers!

Get your tickets to SAVOR for Friday, June 1 or Saturday, June 2 and enjoy the week!

TUESDAY, MAY 29th (4 events)

Favorite Events
Roofers Union – California Big Shots!
Black Tuesday alert! The Bruery and Sierra Nevada will be taking over the taps of Roofers Union tonight. They will have The Bruery Port BA Black Tuesday on draft. That’s an 17.8% beer that has a 4.43 rating on Untapped! Other highlights include Bruery Relax, Bruery/Offshoot One, Sierra Nevada BA Vine Ripe and Sierra Nevada BA Wheatwine with lemon.
Starts at 6 pm

Brookland Pint – Taste of Michigan with Founders and Bells
Founders and Bells have long been two of the best craft breweries in the country. Brookland Pint will have some of their most coveted beers on tap with CBS and KBS by Founders of Black Note by Bells. There will also be about 15 other beers on draft from these two Michigan breweries.
Doors open at 11 am

Full List of Events
City Tap House Penn Quarter – Gems from the Cellar
Smoke & Barrel – VA Breweries and Brewpubs

Wednesday, MAY 30th  (9 events)

Favorite Events
Brookland Pint – Firestone Walker Parabola Party
Firestone Walker’s Parabola is a legendary beer, but there will be some versions at this event that are rarely seen in DC. There will be limited amounts of 2017 Scotch Parabola, Parabajava, and Coconut Rye Parabola. Firestone Walker will also have on several other delicious beers on draft.
Doors open at 11 am!!

Meridian Pint – Central Waters Tap Takeover
If you haven’t had any barrel-aged beers from Wisconsin’s Central Waters, you don’t know what you are missing! I’ve had a few of their limited release beers and they have never disappointed. Both Central Waters Black Gold and XX are rated over 4.5 on Untappd, which is higher than any beers at Savor. Central Waters will have about 10 beers on draft.
Doors open at 5 pm

Churchkey – Official SAVOR Event with Bluejacket, Hardywood, and RAR
Be the first to try the new collaborations beers by Bluejacket, Hardywood and RAR of Nashville Skyline (juice bomb; DDH with Vic Secret and citra; finishes with pineapple, pink guava, mango, apricot, tangerine and blood orange) and My Favorite Things (imperial stout with lactose, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup). There will also be rarities from each of the breweries.
Doors open at 5 pm

Full List of Events

 

Thursday, MAY 31st (20 events)

Favorite Events
Churchkey – Rare & Obscure – 24 Out-of-Market Drafts!
Five out-of-market breweries will bring some of their rarest beers to Churchkey. Highlights include ultra-rare kegs of Arizona Wilderness Denmark in the Desert, Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine, The Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme, Night Shift Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged El Lechedor and Rhinegeist Margarita Monday.
Doors open at 4 pm

Meridian Pint – Fremont + Perennial present Unicorn Tears
If you haven’t heard of Unicorn Tears, it’s because it’s a super rare beer that’s never been available in DC before. It’s a collaboration from two of my favorite breweries of Fremont and Perennial. Unicorn Tears is a 12.9% imperial stout brewed with oats, lactose, and cherries before being aged is oak bourbon barrels. Other beers that will be on draft from these standout breweries include, but aren’t limited to: Perennial Vanilla Abraxas, Fremont Rusty Nail, Fremont BBA Dark Star, Fremont Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb, Perennial Citra Paradisi and more!
Doors open at 5 pm

Roofers Union – Seattle Night (Fremont & Reuben’s Brews)
Two awesome Seattle breweries under one roof in DC with 16 beers on draft! Hopefully it will be a cloudy day to get the full Seattle experience. Some of the beers available will be Fremont B-Bomb, Fremont BA Dark Star, Fremont Head Full of Dynamite, Reuben’s Some Random Crush, Reuben’s Gose (my favorite gose), Reuben’s Haze in the Hood, Reuben’s BBA Imperial Breakfast Stout and more!
Starts at 6 pm

The Sovereign – Crooked Stave Showcase
If you love sours, especially fruit sours, and you haven’t Crooked Stave yet, go to this event. A couple of years ago I visited the Crooked Stave brewery in Denver and it surpassed the considerable hype. I’ll put this way, I have several bottles of Crooked Stave beers in my cellar, and I can’t find an event that warrants opening them. As for this event, there will be 10 beers from Crooked Stave on tap. Go to this event if you like sours.
Doors open at 5 pm.

Full List of Events

 

Friday, June 1st (12 events)

Favorite Events
Churchkey – SAVOR’s Fantastic Four: Bond Brothers, Fremont, Three Weavers & Track 7!
Twenty-four beers from four fantastic out-of-market breweries. Highlights include Bond Brothers Double Fruitcup Sorcery, Fremont Bourbon Abominable: Coffee & Cinnamon, Three Weavers Extraordinary Humans and Track 7 Blood Transfusion.
Doors open at 4 pm

The Partisan – The Ultimate Upland Experience
If you’re a fan of sours, this is your best bet for Friday night. A few Upland beers make it to DC, but there will be 12 of them on tap. There will even be some of their rare BA beers of Oak & White, a barrel-aged Sour Blond Ale with Traminette wine grapes; Revive, aged in wine barrels with pineapple and chamomile; and Prim, a plum and cardamom infused Sour Red Ale.
Doors open at 5 pm

Free State – SAVOR Event: Ardent & DC Brau Tap Takeover
Want to have some beers before or after SAVOR? Well then head to Free State since it’s kitty-corner from the National Building Museum. It’s a great basement bar that will have on some tasty beers from Ardent and DC Brau.
Doors open at 4 pm

Full List of other Events

 

Saturday, June 2nd (13 events)

Favorite Events
Lost & Found – SAVOR Event: Crank Arm, Rhinegeist and Reuben’s Brews
Start the last day of SAVOR with three award winning breweries: Reuben’s Brews, Rhinegeist and Crank Arm. Lost & Found is only a 15-20 minute walk from where Savor is being held, so have some out-of-market beers beforehand. Highlights include Reuben’s Crikey an Haze in the Hood, Rhinegeist BA Penguin and Truth, and Crank Arm BMX.
Doors open at noon

Jack Rose – Ciguardians of the Galaxy: Rarities Matinee
Jack Rose will be opening early at 3 pm on Saturday for some afternoon drinking before Savor. Enjoy some rare beers from Allagash, Boulevard, DogFish Head, New Belgium, Ommegang and Stone. Among the rarities will be Allagash Coolship Red. This beer has a special place in my heart, for it was the beer that made me a sour beer fan when I had it as a Savor several years ago.
Doors open at 3 pm.

Full List of other Events

 

Sunday, June 3rd (3 events)

Full List of other Events

Author: Jeff Lucas

I like craft beers, a lot. So far I've had over 4,600 different beers and have been to 126 breweries in 27 states plus DC. Always looking to try something new, except when it is from the Bud Light "____ ____ rita" family. Follow my adventures in craft beer on Untappd at https://untappd.com/user/jephilip

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