SOLDIER FIELD | OCTOBER 12TH
We’re coming back to Soldier Field, Chicago. And this year: we’re bigger and better than ever. Don’t miss the 5th annual Bacon and Beer Classic with all inclusive craft beers from the best local breweries, unlimited original bacon-inspired dishes from your favorite local restaurants, games, giveaways, music and so much more.
2 pm Entry
- Get full reign over the Soldier Field concourse
- Indulge in 3 hours of all-inclusive bacon and craft beer
- 100+ beers from regional breweries
- 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs
- A tasting cup you’ll never want to throw away
- Live music, epic games, and a bacon eating contest
1 pm entry
Everything included in GA plus...
- Enter the festival a full hour before GA
- Exclusive access to the VIP lounge by the main stage
- Specialty dishes
- Exclusive beer tastings
- Beer + cheese pairing
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS 2019
Many more TBA!
Named by Culture Trip, Eater Chicago, TimeOut Chicago, and Thrillist Chicago as one of Chicago’s best and hottest rooftop bars in 2017, Joy District's top floor is a must-see space.
Passanante’s Home Food Service
Since 1916, Passanante's Home Food Service has provided families with a variety of healthy, safe and delicious foods. What started as a corner market and specialty butcher shop has blossomed into a state-of-the-art processing facility. With a century of experience, they have truly mastered the art of quality food delivery.
Chicago q is not your ordinary barbecue joint. Since opening in 2010, their Chefs have created a barbecue experience like none other by using the highest quality meats seasoned with house-made rubs while served in a Savannah-style dining room, imbued with Southern charm and comfort.
Davanti Enoteca, an Italian wine bar, offers share-able plates of rustic Italian cuisine from pastas, pizzas, and entrees in addition to small plate items such as vasi (mini mason jars with Tuscan toast), antipasti, salads and table-side presentations.
Bites Asian Kitchen + Bar
At Bites, they believe that food is more than merely a part of survival, it is their passion. It has the power to transcend languages, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. At Bites, they want to celebrate cultures from around the World. They’ve been inspired by Thailand, China, Japan, Korea and more. A new story always awaits you at Bites.
City Lights Brewing
With an incredible excitement, a humbling recognition of the historical significance of the West Side Water Works campus, an acute recognition of Milwaukee's legacy of brewing expertise and a proud sense of stewardship to respect the lore of yesterday and meet challenges of tomorrow, a craft brewery re-launched as "The City Lights Brewing Company."
Located in Chicago’s River North, Joy District combines a heightened dining experience with private enclosures, a roof top experience, and late night lounge. The chef-driven Asian Fusion menu created by Executive Chef Matt Wilde offers inventive interpretations of authentic Asian cuisine with a menu that has been elevated with the finest ingredients and personal twists. The goal, simply put, is for everyone to enJOY.
We proudly offer locally sourced and responsibly-raised meats, seafood, and produce.
Working closely with local farmers and foragers ensures that all of our products are fresh and of the highest quality.
Adams Street Brewery
Adams Street is where the historic Berghoff Restaurant became an establishment, earned Chicago’s first ever liquor license, and served generations of families. To many, the building on Adams Street is more than just a location; it’s a “real-time, working memory factory.” As a tribute to the place that the Berghoff family has called home for over a century, the brewery is named Adams Street Brewery.
CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck
Chef CheSa is a self-taught Chef and the operator/owner of CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck with a goal to empower Foodies to eat healthy while dining out. All of the meals prepared by Chef CheSa's and her team are 100% gluten free, organic and NON-GMO. Chef CheSa is the only Woman-owned, minority-owned 100% Gluten-Free Food Truck in the state of Illinois and the only food truck in the mid-west that curates a healthy Gluten-Free Menu, food truck style!
Big Fork Brands
Big Fork Brands is a Chicago-based, family-owned company centered on innovating the swine; bacon sausage, craft pork jerky, and pork snack sticks. They work with small family farmers in Iowa who raise 100% Berkshire Hogs outdoors without the use of antibiotics. The best tasting pork and bacon on the planet is nitrate-free, uncured, and hardwood smoked. All of their products are smoked using a combination of hickory and applewood hardwoods. Founder Lance Avery is a culinary ninja wanting to blow up the otherwise stagnate pork industry.
PARTICIPATING Breweries 2019
Many more TBA!
FINCH BEER CO.
Finch Beer Co is a place where friends come together for music, brewery tours, Finch beer favorites and the brewers’ pet projects.
Ravinia Brewng Company
Bringing over 25 years of experience to the brewery, Grant Thompson and Andrew Devlin are both masters of combining creative flavor profiles with systematic quality controls to ensure the end product delivers both "edge" and consistency.
Church Street Brewing Company
"Righteously Good Beer"
Chicago's hidden Brewery in the suburbs serving up award-winning traditional European beer. Visit them for a tour or enjoy their taproom.
Aleman Brewing was assembled by Nate Albrecht, Josh Bearry, Jim Moorehouse and Brad Zeller. They are governed by the urban hustle and corn-fed integrity of our sweet home, Chicago.
Pollyanna Brewing Company
Their beer is and will always be clean and consistent with a strong focus on balance. They feel their four flagship offerings best represent Pollyanna and take pride in their year-round availability. They're constantly experimenting with local fruits and spices, seasonal lagers, barrel-aging, wild yeast, and bacteria.
They have a bunch of tasty brews on tap for you, not to mention plenty of incredible food offerings for lunch and dinner (and a few bites for betweensies on the weekend to boot).
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.
The Toppling Goliath Brewing Company was founded by Clark and Barb Lewey in 2009 in Decorah, Iowa after a runaway success in home brewing. In less than a decade, TG has become world-renown for IPAs and barrel-aged stouts, distributes to over 17 states and brews more than 30 beers.
Buffalo Creek Brewing
Mike Marr, owner and brewmeister, started brewing before craft beer was available at every outlet. Over 15 years as a home brewer, he leaned towards German and Belgian styles. Today, Mike has created more than 40 recipes that will serve as their recipe base. As Buffalo Creek continues to grow, they’ll continue to explore new and old styles with unique flavor profiles.
On Tour Brewing
On Tour Brewing Company celebrates life’s understated, casually significant, yet fleeting moments. Each carefully selected element of On Tour’s ambience captures the easy spirit of a simpler time and invites locals and tourists alike to linger, create memories, and sip a wide selection of carefully crafted, distinct beers. They will welcome the opportunity to journey inside and leave the world behind for a pint or two. Now, let’s go get lost.
Half Acre Beer Company
Half Acre is a Chicago beer company invested in each end of the brewing spectrum; time honored classics and experimental, sensory expanding releases. Founded in 2007 by Gabriel Magliaro, the company has evolved from a 15-barrel brewhouse on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood into two breweries producing over 45,000 barrels annually; two taprooms serving comfortably elevated, delicious food; a workshop for custom tap handles; and a direct-to-consumer store that brings the communal Half Acre experience full circle.
Metal Monkey Brewing
Dan, Brandi and Jason opened Metal Monkey with 20 years of homebrewing experience under their belts, a dream, a sh*t-ton of determination and a little bit of... well, no clue what they were in for!
A tight budget means they opened with a very small 3bbl system and did a lot of the buildout themselves. They’ve recently upgraded to a 10bbl system which has increased their capacity and allowed Metal Monkey to start increasing their distribution!
Door 4 Brewing Co.
Located in Decatur, Illinois and founded with the purpose of providing high quality beverages and more. Our approach is to foster creativity, fun, and excitement around craft beer. We will always look to find ways to improve on what we are doing to make our brewery a destination and our products the choice of knowledgeable beer fans everywhere.
Brooklyn Brewery is a brewery in Brooklyn, New York City. It was started in 1988 by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter. Hindy learned to brew beer during a six-year stay in various Middle Eastern nations such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Upon his return to his home in Brooklyn in 1984, he and Potter, his downstairs neighbor from Park Slope, quit their jobs and founded the brewery.
21st Amendment Brewery
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan founded the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. In addition to rotating taps of multiple award-winning hand-crafted house beers, the pub has been voted “Best Brewpub”, “Best Burger” and “Best Happy Hour” by the San Francisco press.
Vice District Brewing Co.
Once upon a time, two strangers bought houses across the street from one another. They quickly realized they had two things in common: drinking good beer and brewing good beer. From that point they brewed obsessively and drank responsibly (but of course). They decided to invest in their mission and their community. Vice spaces and products are dedicated to community, diversity and damn good beer.
Half Day Brewing Company
Half Day Brewing Co. is named after the town of Half Day and the friendly Native American leader of the Potawatomie tribe, Chef Aptakisic (“Half Day”). The village has welcomed Half Day Brewing Company as a space for restaurant goers and beer enthusiasts alike to frequent to satisfy their cravings for classic American pub fare and unique, handcrafted brews. Their brewery of professional brewers and chefs ensure that Half Brew remains dedicated to brewing excellent beers.
Lo Rez Brewery & Taproom
Lo Rez began in a garage, with two dudes riffing on new recipes, inspired by classics such as Duvel and Old Rasputin. As their skills grew, so did their appreciation for creating something tangible that brought people together. Our desires eventually outgrew our garage. Making beer allowed us create something with our hands that also connected us to the community. We went low-res as a way to go back to old world craftsmanship and make traditional beer for a modern world.
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