SAVOR returns to DC May 9-10. The week before this big event promises plenty of great events in the DC area. Although we have day-by-day line-ups posted, it may also be helpful for the #DCBrews community to check out what some players that are going above and beyond will be offering. Here are the events for ChurchKey and Birch & Barley (2nd floor and 1st floor respectively, 1337 14th Street NW). For more of DCBeer's #SAVOR Week coverage, click here.

Monday, May 5 – 4pm
Rare 3 Fonteinen Hommage Bottle Pours at ChurchKey

Beginning right at 4 pm, ChurchKey will feature one of the absolute rarest brews we have had the pleasure of procuring in recent memory. As our doors open, we will be pouring Drie Fonteinen Hommage Vintage 2013–the uber-scarce and hugely anticipated Lambic aged with raspberries and cherries–from bottle in tasting pours! Do not miss the chance to taste this delicious ale from Armand Debelder, the mastermind behind Drie Fonteinen in Beersel, Belgium…only 5,000 bottles were produced, and the beer–in addition to being available in Belgium–has only been exported to the USA and Denmark!

Ultimate Funkwerks Beer & Food Experience at Birch & Barley – 7pm

One of the most exciting new American Craft Brewers, Funkwerks out of Fort Collins, Colorado, will be kicking off Savor Week 2014 with us at Birch & Barley on Monday, May 5th 2014! On this evening, Funkwerks Cofounder Brad Lincoln will join BBCK Beer Director Greg Engert in hosting what promises to be an unforgettable evening of craft beer and food. We will be pairing no fewer than nine delicious Funkwerks brews, each selected from their vault of rarities, with five courses of outstanding seasonal creations passionately crafted by our Executive Chef Kyle Bailey and Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac.
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This will be the first time that Funkwerks, the 2012 winner for Best Small Craft Brewery of the Year at GABF, has ever poured their Belgian-inspired ales in Washington, DC, and we can't think of a better way to taste some of the scarcest brews from their arsenal.
 
While the food portion of the menu is still being determined, we know that the following beers are being specially sent just for this dinner:

Tuesday, May 6 – 6pm
13 Firestone Walker Rarities + DC Debuts at ChurchKey

All week long we're celebrating SAVOR! Join us as we tap 13 delicious rarities from Firestone Walker on May 6th at 6 PM.

There is no admission for this event and all pours will be priced individually by the glass.
 
The Firestone Walker Keg Party Draft List:

Wednesday, May 7 – 4pm
Allagash & Ithaca vs Foothills & Terrapin at ChurchKey

As brewers from across the country land in the District for what promises to be another outstanding SAVOR, we decided there would be no better time to turn over the taps and compare and contrast the brews of different geographic regions. So for this particular event, we're tapping 25 beers from northern breweries Allagash Brewing Company & Ithaca Beer Company, as well as 25 beers from southern breweries Terrapin Beer Company & Foothills Brewing. 

There is no admission for this event and all beers will be priced individually by the glass and in 4 oz. pours.
 
The full North vs. South Draft List:
North 25:
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South 25:
Casks:

Thursday, May 8 – 4p
Surly Brewing Draft & Cask Fiasco at ChurchKey

All week long we're celebrating SAVOR! Join us as we tap 13 brews on draft and cask from Surly Brewing Company on Thursday, May 8th at 4 PM.
 
The Surly Draft & Cask List:
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Friday, May 9 – 4pm
Meet Maine Beer Company Co-Founder Dan Kleban at ChurchKey

All weeklong we're celebrating SAVOR! Join us as we tap several brews from Maine Beer Company and welcome their co-founder Dan Kleban to ChurchKey!
 
There is no admission for this event and all pours will be priced individually by the glass.
 
The full Maine Beer Draft List:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company Comes to Washington at ChurchKey!
All week long we're celebrating the return of SAVOR! Join us on Thursday, May 9th as we tap 11 drafts & casks, including Blueberry Eisbock 2012 and Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Kuhnhenn!
 
The full Kuhnhenn Draft & Cask List: 

Saturday, May 10 – 11am
3rd Annual Brewer’s Brunch at Birch & Barley

Join us for an annual SAVOR tradition: a five course brunch menu paired with seven different beers (exact menu & pairings to follow!)
 
Participating brewers & breweries include Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium Brewing Company, Steve Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Phil Wymore of Perennial Artisan Ales and Greg Engert of Bluejacket. 

 

The brunch is $55 per person (exclusive of tax & gratuity). To reserve, please call 202-567-2576. 
 
Rare Founders Brewing Party w/ KBS 12-13-14 at ChurchKey – 2pm
All week long we're celebrating the week of SAVOR! Join us as we pour a slew of Founders Brewing beers on draft, cask and from the bottle. 
 
There is no admission for this event and all pours will be priced individually by the glass.
 
The Founders Draft, Cask & Bottle List: