Craftbeer.com Taste Off Challenge - SAVOR 2012 Educational Salon
Want to pit your palate against the pros? Watch Jeff Hancock, president and head brewer
at DC Brau (the District’s first production brewery since 1956), Mike McManus, lead
brewer at Brewery Ommegang (award-winning brewer of Belgian-style ales), and Chuck
Silva, brewmaster at Green Flash Brewing Co. (San Diego-based specialists in brewing
assertive beers, such as their West Coast I.P.A.), take on defending CraftBeer.com
Taste-Off 2011 champ Matt Bean of Men’s Health magazine and Spike TV. Julia Herz of
the Brewers Association and CraftBeer.com moderates and mediates this epicurean battle.
Our four contenders will showcase their beer and food pairing skills and you, the
audience, will decide which is the top pairing of the Salon, thus establishing the
As our craft brewers vie to take Matt’s title, they will cover an array of topics,
including basic beer and food pairing principles and why craft beer pairs so well with
food. Salon attendees will enjoy four different pairings with the contenders.