Well, it’s Friday. The first night of SAVOR is TONIGHT, but in case your tickets are for tomorrow, or you’re skipping SAVOR all together, there’s PLENTY going on in and around DC today.

First, if at all possible this afternoon, check out the Flying Dog/Brewers Association Press Conference at the National Press Club at 3pm.
Flying Dog will be hosting a press conference at the National Press Club with the Brewers Association on the “American Craft Beer Revolution.”  This event is open to the public and complimentary craft beer from participating brewers will be served.  At time of press,  Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog, Sam Calagione President and Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of the Grossmans, Founders and Owners of Sierra Nevada (schedule pending on which one) and Rick Kempden of Bieren Co, a European wholesaler of American Craft Beer will be in attendance to discuss the “American Craft Beer Revolution.”

From there, hit up any one of these great events!

Odell Brewing Meet and Greet at ChurchKey

Starting at 4 pm ChurchKey is holding a happy hour meet and greet w/ founders Doug and Wynne Odell, all the while featuring a number of Odell’s delicious brews on DRAFT!


There is no admission fee for this event and all Odell drafts will be priced individually by the taster and full-glass pour.

The Odell DRAFTS: Odell Myrcenary Double India Pale Ale, Odell Cutthroat Porter, Odell 90 Shilling Ale, Odell IPA

3 Stars Blowout at Meridian Pint
A night to kick off a week of 3 Stars Brewing’s The Syndicate, a saison brewed with peppercorns. Join Mike and Dave as they celebrate their collaboration beer with the folks at Meridian Pint!

Heavy Seas Tap Takeover at Elephant & Castle
Baltimore takes over at Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Ave. A tap takeover is just what it sounds like – for one night, all the taps will be pouring Heavy Seas beers. For those of you who didn’t get SAVOR tickets, this is the party for you! To show our love for SAVOR and DC, we will be featuring some rare Heavy Seas Brews and some local favorites too.  And don’t forget to snag a complimentary glass.
Elephant & Castle:  1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, DC; 202-347-7707; www.elephantandcastle.com.

Hopslam and Then-Some; Bell’s Draft-Cask-Fest at Rustico Alexandria
Some uber-special ales – 12 in all – are lined up including the beloved HopSlam, Batch 10,000, elusive Oatmeal Stout and a cask of Bell’s Pale Ale. Head Brewer John Mallett will be on hand to guide patrons through it all and trade inside tales from inside the Bell’s operation.


HopSlam Ale | Pale Ale (Cask) | Batch 10,000 | Oatmeal Stout | Lager of the Lakes | Amber Ale | Kalamazoo Stout | Expedition Stout | Oarsman Ale | Oberon Ale | Porter | Third Coast Old Ale | Two Hearted Ale

SAVOR After Party at RFD
Flying Dog will be hosting an after party at RFD immediately following Savor. Anyone with a Savor ticket or a hard copy invitation to the after party is welcome to attend.  Contact your local Flying Dog friends for an invitation.  Complimentary Flying Dog will be served along with plenty of other great craft beer available for purchase.  Lucas and the Lovelys of Hagerstown, MD will be performing LIVE.
RFD: 810 7th St. NW, Washington D.C., DC 20001; 202-289-2030; www.lovethebeer.com

Ommegang SAVOR After Party
Cap off your SAVOR experience with an Ommegang after party at Brasserie Beck from 11pm till last call.
Brasserie Beck: 1101 K St. NW, Washington D.C., DC 20005; 202-408-1717; www.beckdc.com.

SAVOR Tap Takeover at Iron Horse Tap Room
The Iron Horse Tap Room will have its taps taken over with beers from SAVOR breweries. Stop in for some deliciousness from some of the best breweries in America.
Iron Horse Tap Room: 507 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 347-7665; www.ironhorsedc.com