Friday, June 11, 2010


**thanks and Brewers Association**

SAVOR Highlights Craft Beer & Food Pairing Trend 06.09.10 Brewers Association Launches
"30 Pairings in 30 Days"

Boulder, CO • June 9, 2010 From all levels of the culinary world, a revolution is brewing: pairing food with craft beer. With the United States now boasting more than 1,500 breweries—the highest number since the pre-Prohibition era—the choice and diversity of craft beer has propelled increased interest in cooking with beer and pairing it with food. This trend was apparent this past Saturday, June 5, when 2,000 beer enthusiasts and 70 craft breweries descended on Washington, D.C., for the sold-out SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience.

An online extension of SAVOR, 30 Pairings in 30 Days, launched today on This month-long daily feature will highlight craft beer and food pairings from SAVOR, helping beer lovers discover new ways to enjoy their styles of choice at home. "It’s exciting to watch today’s small and independent craft brewers help reclaim beer’s place at the dinner table, from restaurants to kitchens across America. Plain and simple, when it comes to pairing with food craft beer picks up where wine leaves off by both complementing and contrasting, and the food world is beginning to take notice," stated Julia Herz, spokesperson for the Brewers Association.

Of the 35 sweet and savory appetizers paired with 140 craft beers at SAVOR, some of the favorites, as found by a post-event poll conducted by the Brewers Association, include (in no particular order):
  • Brown's Brewing Whiskey Porter with Maytag Blue Cheese
  • Florida Beer Co. IPA Paired with Buffalo Chili with Mini-Cheddar Chive Biscuit
  • SweetWater Brewing Co. BSP Belgian Quad with Oatmeal Stout Chocolate Truffles
  • The Bruery Coton with Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel Truffles

Consumers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at

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