Last week, 90 small and independent craft breweries came together with hundreds of attendees for one unforgettable night. And, Switchback was there. We joined some of the country’s best breweries in Washington D.C. at Savor: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience where guests were treated to an evening of savory food and beer pairings hand selected by the Brewers Association Chef, Adam Dulye.

Our favorite part of the evening was introducing foodies and beer aficionados alike to our Flynn on Fire Smoked Beer Initiative. With us we brought Smoke 40, our smoked IPA, was beautifully paired with a dry-aged rib eye, mushroom crust and shallot.  And Bisou, a smoked French-style Saison, proved irresistible alongside a deviled egg served on a potato chip with Arugula. As an added bonus, we poured our Kansas City BBQ inspired Blackstrap Ale, creating a diverse lineup for guests to try. It was incredible to watch attendees’ faces light up when they tried both the beers and the food pairings, realizing just how approachable, versatile and creative the world of smoked beers can be.

Below you’ll find some photos recapping our highlights of the night. If you missed Savor this year, we strongly suggest you find a way to make it next time around! 'Till next year.