Great Lakes Brewing Co. will serve its beer this year at SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, which is billed as "the premier beer and food pairing event in the U.S." Great Lakes is the only Ohio brewery participating this year.
The Cleveland brewery will serve Rye of the Tiger IPA and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter.
The seventh annual SAVOR, put on by the Brewers Association, will be held May 9-10 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Seventy-six American craft breweries, hailing from 29 different states, will serve their beer. Participating breweries are selected in a lottery.
Great Lakes spokeswoman Marissa DeSantis said the brewery is excited about winning an opportunity to serve at the event. The brewery chose to bring Rye of the Tiger and Edmund Fitzgerald for specific reasons.
Ryes and IPAs are hot right now, DeSantis said, and Edmund Fitzgerald pairs well with all kinds of foods and has a terrific pedigree -- it has won five medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
Tickets start at $135 and go on sale for American Homebrewers Association and Brewers Association members on March 25. The general public can buy tickets starting March 26. Attendees also will receive a SAVOR collaboration beer brewed for the event by Flying Dog Brewery and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. as an exit gift.
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