SAVOR 2020 A Go! (Washington, DC) – One of three important craft beer events presented annually by the Brewer’s Association, who also sponsor the Craft Brewers Conference as well as the Great American Beer Festival which just wrapped up in Denver, SAVOR is without a doubt one of the East Coast’s most significant craft beer gatherings.
But when the historically two-day showcase of serious beer and culinary combinations returned to DC for only one night last May, many worried that Brewers Association might discontinue what the Washington Post has called “the gold standard of beer festivals in Washington.”
Savor Will DEFINITELY Be Returning To Washington Next May – Speaking with Ann Obenchain, Marketing Director for Brewers Association, American Craft Beer has learned that SAVOR will be returning to the Nation’s Capital on May 15, 2020.
Words To Drink By (Los Angeles, CA) -”Just because it happened to you doesn’t mean it’s interesting.” Dennis Hopper, American actor
The Maine Beer Box is a custom-built, 40ft., refrigerated shipping container with 78 beer taps and a self-contained draft system which was commissioned by the Maine Brewers’ Guild in 2017 to spread Maine beer love abroad. A symbol of the collaborative spirit of Maine craft brewing industry, the Maine Beer Box is part of a multi-year project based around a global exchange of beer between brewers from Maine and countries around the world.
The Maine Beer Box has already made its way to Iceland and back. And in 2018 it traveled over 3,000 miles to Leeds, England, where it was the centerpiece of the United Kingdom’s largest craft beer festival.
The Maine Beer Box sailed north to Canada in August where it was showcased at the Seaport Beer Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And On October 26th, Maine brewers will welcome Canadian brewers with the return of the Maine Beer Box – featuring Nova Scotian beers and other beers from around Canada – completing the 3rd annual Maine Beer Box Global Brewers Trade at Sugarloaf Mountain.
What We’ve Been Drinking Lately (Baltimore, MD) – Based just 10 miles south of downtown Baltimore, Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House is doing exciting things. And while the majority of releases from the company’s first US brewery in more than 60 years, have seen limited distribution, their latest which is currently available in select areas including the Baltimore, Boston, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia metro areas. Now a permanent addition to the company’s portfolio, Guinness Over The Moon Milk Stout is a terrific 5.3% ABV lactose-fueled stout with subtle hints of roasted malt, milk chocolate and rich coffee.