DCFoodies.com Savor: A Craft Beer Experience. The food, not so much. - DCFoodies.com

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Jun 09, 2009



It was a great event with spectacular beer (the Odell Woodcut #2 particularly stood out for me) and it was very well run.

While the food wasn't a gastronomical tour de force, I thought for the venue it was fine. It's not easy keeping plates well stocked with food for nearly 2,000 people for over three hours--and honestly, I'm not sure if the quality of the food can be improved when you're talking that scale.

But no matter the food, I'll be back next year!


Agreed, washingtonydc. Savor was a great event. I enjoyed myself throughly and look forward to next year. Clearly, Savor was a success because so much effort is put into the event by the BA and brewers, which is why I'm struck by how poor the food continues to be. Sure, last year was the first Savor, so the association can be excused for the poor quality of the food. But to continue to bill Savor as a beer and food event, and bring back the same caterers that did a horrible job the first year was really a disappointing surprise.


The beer was great, the food was unsupportably mediocre. If they can't handle decent hot food, I wouldn't mind quality cheese and charcuterie.

I ended up in a "beer and chocolate" salon at the tail end of the evening, with the owner of clipper city and a woman who had made truffles with a few of his beers... hell of a way to end the evening.

Beerwise, it was nice for me to get a taste of Left Hand's Smokejumper (smoked porter), which I almost never run into, and New Holland's Dragon Milk, their bourbon ale that, which I really liked last year and was happy to have again.

I'll be back.

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