What’s more American than baseball, bacon, and beer? Nothing, really. That’s why the good people behind the Bacon and Beer Classic have combined all three of these elements into one incredible event.
“The bacon and beer classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside major league baseball stadiums across America. it is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the up to 10,000 attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Live music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone — from the expert tot the novice — a thing or two about bacon and beer.”
— via BaconandBeerClassic.com
The next stop for the Bacon and Beer Classic will be the Citi Field Ballpark in New York, NY, with a brunch session happening from 12-3 PM and an evening session happening from 7-10 PM on Saturday, July 26th, 2014. Restaurants and breweries will have the chance to compete for best bacon-inspired dish or brew in the following categories:
- People’s Choice Award: Best Bacon in Show
- People’s Choice Award: Best Beer in Show
- Best Bacon and Beer Team
- Best Seasonal Beer Style
- Most Creative Sweet Use of Bacon
- Most Creative Savory Use of Bacon
- Best Presentation
This year’s judges include “Bacon Minister” Adam Poch, expert burger taster David Ciancio, Top Chef finalist Lisa Fernandes, Thrillist Editorial Director Ben Robinson, and Los-Angeles-based chef Russell Jackson.
Breweries to be featured at the Bacon and Beer Classic in New York include Lagunitas Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Anchor Brewing, Flying Dog Brewery, and many, many more.