Are you one of those people who believes that bacon makes pretty much everything better? How about beer? Beer makes everything better too, doesn’t it? So what could be better than bacon and beer? Not much that I know of. Does this sound like something you might enjoy? Then keep reading.
Last year I told you about the 1st Annual Bacon & Beer Classic, which debuted at Safeco Field last May 17th. This event of gastronomic glee paired local craft beers with tantalizing snacks, each one featuring bacon as a main ingredient. Well, this celebration of the best way to tax your liver and harden your arteries is returning to the Safe, this year on May 2nd.
Here is the full press release from The Bacon And Beer Classic and Cannonball Productions:
SEATTLE – Bacon and beer lovers the anticipation is over! The Bacon and Beer Classic is back in Seattle on Saturday, May 2nd at Safeco Field!
Now in its second year, the Bacon and Beer Classic combines bacon, beer, and the ballpark for an event not soon forgotten!
Cannonball Productions brings the Bacon and Beer Classic (www.baconandbeerclassic.com) to the home of the Mariners, for a unique tasting experience on May 2. Fans can attend the Brunch session from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., or the Evening session running 7p.m. until 10 p.m. VIP guests will have 1-hour early admission (11am and 6pm respectively), exclusive entrance to the VIP area on the warning track and dugouts, samples of craft beer on the field, and more! The option to attend both sessions is available, however separate entrance tickets are required.
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event uniting bacon and beer enthusiasts nationwide. Hosted in major league baseball stadiums on non-game day Saturdays across America, The Bacon and Beer Classic brings in the best local breweries and restaurants for a day full of mouth-watering beer and bacon samples, accompanied by DJs, interactive games, beer schools and cooking demos. From novice tasters to expert consumers, there is something for everyone at this event!
The tour visited New York City and Seattle last year and has grown exponentially to include more than eight destinations nationwide this year! “Seattle was a great kickoff to the Bacon and Beer Classic series last year and we are so excited to be BACK at Safeco Field!” says Kate Levenstien, founder of Cannonball Productions and Bacon and Beer Classic. “Seattle is a dream town for foodies with some of the best restaurants and breweries in the world! We have even more vendors onboard than last year and cannot wait for everyone to taste all of the BEST local flavors of Seattle!”
The all-star line up of breweries and restaurants participating grows each day. Over 40 local brewers including Elysian Brewery, Georgetown Brewery, Snoqualmie Falls, Northwest Brewing Company, and Fish Brewing Company are all signed up to serve at least two of their most coveted craft selections. Chefs from 40+ expected restaurants are challenged to bring their most inventive and delicious bacon-inspired dishes to the plate. Local restaurants including Dumpling Tzar, Manhattan Seattle, Hard Rock Café, Rhein Haus, Boom Noodle and Duke’s Chowder House will be dishing out their best bacon bites. The combination of refreshing craft beer and delectable bacon is sure to please all palettes!
The Bacon and Beer Classic brings in an all-star lineup at each event to judge all the sips and tastes, and award winners in select categories. Seattle’s judging panel includes; Ethan Stowell, Chef/Owner of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Charles Koh, Founder of EatSeattle, Ann Peavey, Chef Concierge and Blogger/Photographer, and Desiree and Chris Siegfried, of ABC’s The Bachelorette.
The Bacon and Beer Classic is always an all-inclusive event! General Admission tickets are $59 and they are going fast! Fans may choose to purchase the VIP Experience ticket for $99. All tickets include a souvenir Bacon and Beer Classic branded glass to take home. Designated driver tickets are available at a cost of $29.
Cannonball Productions works hard to make a national series event feel personal to each city. They partner with neighborhood vendors and organizations to give this event that local hometown feel. This year they have partnered with One Brick, a charity that brings volunteers together to help share this experience with the community.
For up-to-date information on the event, please visit:http://www.baconandbeerclassic.com/
Direct link to tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattles-bacon-and-beer-classic-2015-tickets-14897399523?aff=website
I had a great time at last year’s event, walking the stadium, sampling great beers and delicious bacon-filled treats, playing games and listening to live music on a beautiful, sunny Spring day.
Last year, I attended the Bacon And Beer Classic as a guest. This year, however, I was fortunate enough to be asked to judge, which I happily accepted. I’ll be joining the other judges listed above and having a blast as I… uh… yeah, let’s call it ‘work’.
The Bacon And Beer Classic is a great event to attend by yourself, with your significant other or even a group. You can get your tickets at the link above and, if you’d like to save a few bucks, use the promotional code ‘BACONMONGER‘ to save 20% on your tickets. Last year’s event sold out, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets. This event is just one month away.
UPDATE – 4/20:
Now you can save 25% off your tickets with the new discount code: ‘PIGOUT’. I’ll see you at Safeco on the 2nd.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.