The Washington Post
The crown jewel of the D.C. beer calendar is Savor, a lavish event that fills the National Building Museum with 90 craft breweries from across the United States, many of which do not regularly send their beer to Washington. The festival itself lasts two nights (June 1-2) and tickets start at $135, but for many local craft beer fans, the real draw is the festivities around Savor: Local beer bars pack their calendars with brewer meet-and-greets, rare tastings, brunches and late-night happy hours. Highlights include Brewvengers Assemble! at Jack Rose (Wednesday), where 11 craft brewers, such as Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Port City, pair their beers with whiskey; Rare and Obscure at ChurchKey (Thursday), with 24 out-of-market drafts from Lost Abbey, Arizona Wilderness and other breweries; and a PostSavor Brunch at Pizzeria Paradiso with Allagash and Maine Beer Company (June 3).
When: Tuesday through June 3. Where: Events take place across the Washington area; see savorcraftbeer.com for listings. Admission: Most events have free entry. Customers pay only for their beers.