Join us to SAVOR Craft Beer & Food in DC…or SSBC!
Our brewmaster Larry Chase is getting ready to chase a few kegs of our beer across the country and he’s pretty excited. They’re waiting for him in Washington, DC, where we’ll be one of 72 craft breweries participating in SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, held June 3-4.
We’re honored to have been selected from 140 breweries vying for a spot in this prestigious 2-day fete pairing America’s best microbrews with fine food. Eight craft brewers will be representing Oregon, including our neighbors at Caldera Brewing Company.
Organized by the Brewers Association, SAVOR offers craft beer and fine food pairings, educational sessions and private tasting salons. It’s become a must-attend for lovers of fine food and quality microbrews, and a standard-setting affair. The event has sold out quickly each year, despite an extra day being added to sastisfy America’s rapidly growing love for homegrown craft beer.
Larry will sample out two beers, paired with foods chosen by top chefs Adam Dulye of Monk’s Kettle, San Francisco and Teddy Folkman of Granville Moore’s, D.C.
Milk & Honey Ale: A favorite limited edition microbrew, this polished copper color ale offers a silky, smooth, medium body and nuances of honey. As fans of this creation know, the milk part of the name comes from the addition of lactose, an unfermentable milk sugar that provides smoothness and an enhanced mouthfeel. The honey moniker refers to honey malt, which imparts a honey flavor with residual sweetness. 5.5% ABV.
Milk and Honey will be paired with goat-cheese potato croquettes. Its sweetness complements the goat cheese’s tanginess, dancing back and forth on the palate to a light honey finish. Yum!
Pilot Rock Pale Ale: This well-received selection from our classic lineup offers a delicate fruit-like aroma and a spicy flavor reminiscent of cinnamon. It’s refreshingly crisp and easy drinking yet complex and satisfying. This beer is dry hopped with organic, local Cascade hops from Alpha Beta Hop Farm in Ashland OR. 5.5% abv.
It will be paired with crispy tuna rolls with cabbage and chipotle pumpkin seed butter. Its spicy finish lends a new flavor to the crisp and zingy cabbage, enhancing the tasting experience.
If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to SAVOR, please stop by and sample our hand crafted ales, along with other Oregon microbrews and artisan cheese from our friends at Rogue Creamery. We’re at table group 2, for those who are mapping their course of action.
If you’re homebound in the Rogue Valley, stop by our restaurant and brewery in Ashland for a fresh pint or a flight of samplers. Our servers and bartenders will be happy to suggest scrumptious parings from our own kitchen to top off your experience.