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The 4th annual Bacon and Beer Classic is taking over Solider Field for one massive festival devoted to the best things in life: bacon and beer. With more restaurants, breweries, and entertainment than ever before, it’s going to be the most epic party we’ve ever thrown. 

 
  • 100+ Unlimited Craft Beers
  • 30+ Bacon Dishes 
  • Music, games, and more (it will be Oktoberfest, after all)
 

TICKETS ON SALE SOON.


Last Year's Restaurants


Last Year's Breweries


Last Year's Judges

 
  Colin Joliat   Colin founded  Boozist  to mix things up after years serving as the alcohol editor of Guyism  and freelancing for sites like Thrillist ,  BroBible ,  Cool Material  and CRAFT Magazine. Also because various acquisitions relegated him to feature articles, and there is too much entertaining stuff in the world of booze to only write lists. Every men’s lifestyle site now has “10 Beers to Drink for Kwanzaa,” so do you really need more (yes)?

Colin Joliat

Colin founded Boozist to mix things up after years serving as the alcohol editor ofGuyism and freelancing for sites likeThrillistBroBibleCool Material and CRAFT Magazine. Also because various acquisitions relegated him to feature articles, and there is too much entertaining stuff in the world of booze to only write lists. Every men’s lifestyle site now has “10 Beers to Drink for Kwanzaa,” so do you really need more (yes)?

  Shana Solarte   Shana Solarte is an Advanced Cicerone™ and Content Manager at the Cicerone® Certification Program. She has also worked with Chicago's Dovetail Brewery since opening day, where she bartends and leads tours. Her love of beer and food pairing is a natural fit for the Bacon & Beer Classic, where you'll probably find her looking for the smokiest of all the snacks.

Shana Solarte

Shana Solarte is an Advanced Cicerone™ and Content Manager at the Cicerone® Certification Program. She has also worked with Chicago's Dovetail Brewery since opening day, where she bartends and leads tours. Her love of beer and food pairing is a natural fit for the Bacon & Beer Classic, where you'll probably find her looking for the smokiest of all the snacks.

  Erica Eckman   Erica is the Founder and Creator of Everything Erica, one of the largest food-centric lifestyle brands in Chicago with over 55,000 social media followers and 60,000 monthly blog impressions. Whether you're trying a new recipe or looking for one of Chicago's best restaurants, Erica is a go-to resource. She has recently been featured in Fabio Viviani's Magazine, on Windy City Live and on ABC 7 Morning News.

Erica Eckman

Erica is the Founder and Creator of Everything Erica, one of the largest food-centric lifestyle brands in Chicago with over 55,000 social media followers and 60,000 monthly blog impressions. Whether you're trying a new recipe or looking for one of Chicago's best restaurants, Erica is a go-to resource. She has recently been featured in Fabio Viviani's Magazine, on Windy City Live and on ABC 7 Morning News.

 
  Sherrie Tan   Sherrie is the Executive Pastry Chef at Sweet Mandy B’s . After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, she worked at Chicago's  Tru  restaurant, Charlie Trotters, and the  Peninsula Hotel . In 2013, her original “Bunch a Crunch Birthday Bar” won the grand prize in a competition sponsored by Nestle’s to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary. As a result, Sherrie was featured on NBC’s Extra!  hosted by Mario Lopez.

Sherrie Tan

Sherrie is the Executive Pastry Chef atSweet Mandy B’s. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, she worked at Chicago's Tru restaurant, Charlie Trotters, and the Peninsula Hotel. In 2013, her original “Bunch a Crunch Birthday Bar” won the grand prize in a competition sponsored by Nestle’s to celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary. As a result, Sherrie was featured on NBC’sExtra! hosted by Mario Lopez.

2019 DETAILS COMING SOON