Bacon Babe of the Month: Donna

Bacon Babe of the Month: Donna

Donna is as firey as the two things she loves most: jalapeño and tequila. No wonder she has to cool down at Lake George almost every weekend… When she’s not dockside, she’s throwing spontaneous ragers in her Union Square pad. Anyone 60+ is welcome, but we’ll warn you, it’s truly survival of the littest. A force to be reckoned with, this bombshell will never turn down a BLT with Black Label® jalapeno bacon or a cheesy, jalapeno-topped burger masterpiece. But really, who would? NOM.

 

Name: Donna Malinak

Job Title: VP, National Partnerships

Current Hometown: New York City

Age: 64

Horoscope: Leo

Describe yourself in 3 words: Generous, passionate and kind

Who is your celebrity crush? Bradley Cooper

What is your favorite craft beer, cider or cocktail? Lemonade beer or spicy tequila cocktail

What is your favorite bacon dish? BLTs

Where can we find you on the weekends? Greenwich Village

What is your favorite restaurant in NYC? The River Cafe

What is your best memory from a Cannonball Productions event? Looking at an empty Safeco Field after our 1st Bacon and Beer Classic there...the lights were on, the guests and vendors were gone and the thrill of having made it happen was the best memory.

 

                                                                                                                                                 Here is Donna & Bob - always the life of the party!

                                                                                                                                                 Here is Donna & Bob - always the life of the party!

True Brew Tour: Nashville

True Brew Tour: Nashville

The next stop on our True Brew Tour is Music City! If you are in search of the best craft beers in Nashville, we have you covered. There’s something for everyone in this honky-tonk tourist town.

Bacon Babe of the Month: Betsy

Bacon Babe of the Month: Betsy

Originally from the tiny town of St. Michael’s, Maryland, Betsy moved to the Big Apple for the first-class ramen (and apparently some other things, like work and stuff). If she’s not ogling over corgis in the street or experimenting with the latest Blue Apron recipe, she’s probably seeking a bacon-loaded Shake Shack breakfast sandwich. 

True Brew Tour: Brooklyn Edition

True Brew Tour: Brooklyn Edition

Sun’s out, suds out! We’re hitting the road in true Bacon and Beer Classic style this summer. Grab your keys, pack your bags, and get that AUX cord ready for our True Brew Tour, AKA the ultimate sudsy cross-country road trip.

Red White and Brew

Red White and Brew

Don’t settle for cheap beer on America’s birthday! Make the Founding Fathers proud with these quality, domestic craft brews and thirst-quenching beer cocktails. 

Restaurant Spotlight: MAX's Wine Dive

Restaurant Spotlight: MAX's Wine Dive

We sat down with executive chef Mason Rogers of MAX's Wine Dive to find out what he's serving at the Denver Bacon and Beer Classic and learn more about his gourmet-casual cuisine.

Bacon Babe of the Month: Sam

Bacon Babe of the Month: Sam

Sam is our Creative Guru & Sponsorships Manager. Originally from Dirty Jerz, Sam recently upgraded to mountainside apartment in Bogota, Columbia, traveling the world on Remote Year.

Escape With 5 Spring Brews

Escape With 5 Spring Brews

The winter blues are fading and we’re finally ready to come out from a long, Netflix-filled hibernation. Along with lighter jackets, longer days, and sunnier getaways, we’re looking forward to a spring season filled with brighter, hoppier brews. Here are five of our favorites!

Bring on the Guinness.

Bring on the Guinness.

St. Patrick’s Day is our favorite excuse to consume Guinness in as many ways as possible. We found five festive recipes to take you from breakfast to dessert, packing a punch of Guinness’ rich, roasty flavor all along the way.

Preview: Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic

Preview: Santa Clara Bacon and Beer Classic

After drawing sold-out crowds last year, the Bacon and Beer Classic, will return to Levi’s® Stadium on Saturday, February 25th. This year, all the boozy, bacon-filled fun goes down on the field!

Have a Sizzling Valentine’s Day

Have a Sizzling Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re feeling the love for a partner, friend, family member, or just treating yo self this year, turn up the heat with these five bacon gifts.

Happy Super (Bacon) Bowl!

Happy Super (Bacon) Bowl!

Let’s be real: unless you’re a die-hard fan for one of the last two teams standing, Game Day is really more about the food (and beer). It’s also the perfect excuse to say goodbye to that boring New Year’s resolution diet. Here are five of our favorite bacon-filled recipes for Sunday.

Bacon Babe of the Month: Sophie

Bacon Babe of the Month: Sophie

A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Sophie is a Badger full of fresh ideas...and cheese (probably bacon-infused). She recently moved to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where you can find her baking breakfast muffins or getting stuck on the R train.

Restaurant Spotlight: Sweet Chili

Restaurant Spotlight: Sweet Chili

Sweet Chili is a Thai and Vietnamese food truck based in Brooklyn. Attendees voted their Spicy Caramel Pork the Best Dish of the 2016 NYC Bacon and Beer Classic! Read on to find out what makes the dish a fan favorite.

The Ultimate Bacon Gift Guide

The Ultimate Bacon Gift Guide

Give your friends and family what they really want this year…bacon gifts. From mom and dad to uncles, grandmas, lovers and more, we've got porky presents for everyone on your list.

Give Thanks for Bacon

Give Thanks for Bacon

Let's take a moment to be thankful for everything--and everyone--that makes life delicious. Like bacon. And cold craft beer after a long day. And the pilgrims from 1620. But mostly, bacon.

Judge Spotlight: James Tai

Judge Spotlight: James Tai

James Tai is a certified cicerone and veteran beer judge at the New York Bacon and Beer Classic. As he puts it, “My job involves talking about beer with some of the most passionate people on the face of the earth.” Sign us up!

Halloween for Beer Lovers

Halloween for Beer Lovers

We might be too old for trick or treating, but we’ll never grow out of craft beer. Read on for our favorite Halloween brews.