07 February 2011

The Good, Bad, and Indifferent: SAVOR 2011

The Good:  To answer to the crazed, rock-concert-like demand for tickets, this year's SAVOR, the big Brewers Association beer-and-food extravaganza held in June at the National Building Museum in D.C., will hold two sessions rather than one: Friday, June 3rd and Saturday, June 4th, 7:30-11 PM both days.

More good news for local fans: Local winners in the which-72-brewers-get-to-attend lottery: The Brewers Art (again), Dog Brewing, Devil's Backbone of Virginia (with former Wharf Rat brewer Jason Oliver), and Mad Fox of Virginia; as well as co-sponsor Flying Dog.

The Bad:  Tickets this year will cost $110 per session, plus $30 additional for seminar-like "salons".  Sales to the public start March 3rd at 9 a.m., with any of 1,700 tickets per session not snapped up early by BA and trade members.

The Indifferent: If you're not one of those folks who can take the day off of work to try and order tickets at $110 each and either get overnight lodging or live within a Metro or taxi ride of downtown D.C., all of this is pretty much irrelevant, anyway.

More from the Washington Post's Greg Kitsock here.  (Photo above from SAVOR 2009.)

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