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

And all SAVOR attendees, to what the Washington Post has called “the gold standard of beer festivals in Washington, and one of the most important beer festivals in America,” will be sent home with a parting beer gift.

Now in its 12th year, SAVOR attracts thousands of passionate beer and food lovers for an exceptional culinary (and drinking) experience in a spectacular setting, Washington DC’s National Building Museum

And over its many years SAVOR has brought together brewers, and tasked them with crafting something truly special to send visitors to this annual event home with.

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

Last year 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.

And they teamed up to create Brett de Vinum …a one-of-a-kind 8% ABV Barrel-Aged Wit that was tempered to the edge of wine, a great SAVOR parting gift, that became an internet phenomenon and one of 2018’s most collectable beers!

This year’s commemorative beer is SAVOR SIN, an American Wild Ale with blood oranges and guava from The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, California, one of the most impressive brewers in the country.

And here’s additional background on this sinful brew from The Lost Abbey’s founder Tomme Arthur…

So we took a blond-sour base beer, married it to an awesome oak-aged sour beer, and to ensure your taste buds knew which way to the sea shells by the sea shore, we added some amazing blood orange and guava. You’ll have to forgive us for not lashing an umbrella to this bottle, it just seemed like too much work.

In the end, we love how the citrus and guava notes lap together, like waves on the pier pilings. Grab a glass. Pull up your comfortable chair and join us as we sit and watch the sun set.

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