One of craft beer’s most anticipated events SAVOR returns to the Nation’s Capital this weekend.

And attendees, to what has been called the “nation’s premier craft beer and food pairing event” will be sent home with a parting gift, a special collaboration beer, the intriguingly named Brett De Vinum

Now in its 11th year, SAVOR brings together thousands of passionate beer and food lovers for an exceptional culinary (and drinking) experience in a spectacular setting, Washington DC’s National Building Museum.

In recent years SAVOR has also brought together a diverse set of brewers, and tasked them with crafting something truly special to celebrate the annual event.

In 2012, Boulevard Brewing and Sierra Nevada partnered to craft Terra Incognita, a SAVOR collaboration that created such buzz that they’ve released it commercially several times over the years.

For the 2018 collaboration beer SAVOR has brought together two highly respected breweries from opposite sides of the country Crux Fermentation Project and Port City Brewing who have long admired one another’s work from afar.

When the opportunity arose to collaborate, the two breweries decided to brew a beer that showcased each brewery’s strengths while paying homage to their shared oenological roots.

Using a higher gravity version of Port City’s flagship Optimal Wit as the foundation, the brewers crushed a healthy amount of Pinot Noir and Viognier grapes into the hopback before the beer was “banished” into red wine barrels with Crux’s house strains of Brettanomyces.

Brett de Vinum is the result…a one-of-a-kind 8% ABV Barrel-Aged Wit that’s tempered to the edge of wine, and a great SAVOR parting gift, that if past is prelude, is destined to become one of 2018’s most coveted releases…

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