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On May 12th, 2018, The Bacon and Beer Classic is took over Sports Authority Field at Mile High for year three! Sign-up to get notified as soon as dates are announced for 2019!

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Choose: 1pm or 6pm

  • Party at Mile High Stadium
  • Indulge in 3 hours of unlimited bacon dishes and craft beer
  • Enjoy music and games
  • Sample with a commemorative glass
  • Explore the stadium with our mobile app

Choose: 12pm or 5pm

Enjoy everything included in GA plus...

  • Enter the stadium an hour early through an expedited line
  • Score first dibs on your favorite bacon dishes and beers! 

CHoose: 12pm or 5pm

Enjoy everything included in GA plus...

  • Enter the stadium an hour early through an expedited line
  • Relax in a lounge in the visiting team locker room
  • Sip exclusive craft beers, and a new, limited edition style brewed just for the Classic
  • Enjoy a pork belly tasting, donut wall, and pulled pork sandwiches
  • Mingle with a certified cicerone
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2018 SPONSORS

 Pilsner Urquell – the original pilsner beer – was named after the city it was first brewed in: Plzen, Czech Republic.  Now the most popular beer style in the world, Pilsner Urquell is made from just four ingredients:  Moravian barley, Saaz hops, soft Plzen water and Pilsner H strain yeast.  Pilsners are generally crisp, fragrant and complex, showcasing the quality of their ingredients – the sweetness of their malt and the bitterness of their noble hops.  One of the youngest styles of beer in the world, pilsner was created on October 5, 1842 in the Citizens’ Brewery in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Four years earlier, the people of Plzeň had publicly poured 36 barrels of bad beer into the town square to revolt against the appalling quality of beer being served in the local pubs. Known as the first beer revolution, it led the town’s burgher’s to build a new brewery and hire a new Bavarian Brewmaster called Josef Groll. The rest is history.

Pilsner Urquell – the original pilsner beer – was named after the city it was first brewed in: Plzen, Czech Republic.  Now the most popular beer style in the world, Pilsner Urquell is made from just four ingredients:  Moravian barley, Saaz hops, soft Plzen water and Pilsner H strain yeast.

Pilsners are generally crisp, fragrant and complex, showcasing the quality of their ingredients – the sweetness of their malt and the bitterness of their noble hops.

One of the youngest styles of beer in the world, pilsner was created on October 5, 1842 in the Citizens’ Brewery in Plzeň, Czech Republic. Four years earlier, the people of Plzeň had publicly poured 36 barrels of bad beer into the town square to revolt against the appalling quality of beer being served in the local pubs. Known as the first beer revolution, it led the town’s burgher’s to build a new brewery and hire a new Bavarian Brewmaster called Josef Groll. The rest is history.

2018 partners

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2018 VIP VENDORS 

 

The Modern Edge 

Family owned and operated, The Modern Edge is our exclusive VIP caterer. You will not want to miss their pulled pork sliders, so purchase your VIP tickets!

LaMar's

LaMar's will be supplying their colorful and flavorful donuts to our exclusive VIP "Donut Wall"! Donut be afraid to Treat Yo' Self to some VIP tickets!

Cicerone

CERTIFIED CICERONE®

Ed & Dev will be in our Cicerone® Corner where you can educate yourself on anything beer related! Dev is the second woman in the world to earn the title of Advanced Cicerone and Ed is a graduate of the Regis University Craft Brewing Certificate. 

FRONT RANGE BREWING

Our exclusive bacon brined brewery, Front Range, will be bringing their specialty Honey-Maple-Bacon-Red Ale!

Melvin Brewing

THEY win Best In Show in pretty much every brewfest THEY enter — literally. "If your beer is not madness, it’s not beeR". 

 

 

Crooked Stave

Cultured in yeast...Specializing in Mixed culture and Brettanomyces fermentations. Keep it wild, keep it funky.

 

Bierstadt Lagerhaus

Bierstadt Lagerhaus is a Lager only brewery located in the RiNo neighborhood of Denver focusing on traditionally made German Style Lagers. No flair, no twist, just clean lager bier. 

New Terrain Brewing 

A culture of curious & distinct individuals dedicated to the science & craft of small batch, high quality, creative beers. Grab yourself a VIP ticket to taste New Terrain! 

 

2018 Participating Restaurants

 

Arepas Caribbean Food

Serving empanadas, arepas, Cuban sandwiches, Lechon Bowls and more!

Panzano

Offering the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on local, seasonal and organic ingredients!

Bacon Social House

Bacon is truly a neighborhood spot, where food is family. Come join the family!

The Arvada Tavern

They feature 10 select Colorado fresh brewed draught beers while offering a list of properly built traditional cocktails that pair well to our chef produced local classic dishes. 

Kline's Beer Hall

With a Chef driven kitchen inspired by traditional European beer hall eats, they offer honest, house made dishes, specializing in our hand-cranked, cured in house sausages. 

Boar and Castle

Boar & Castle features European Mediterranean cuisine. The vision is to take high quality, locally sourced cuisine out of the white tablecloth environment and deliver it to all of Denver's residents' favorite places.

Que Bueno Suerte!

Inspired by the boldness of Mexico, the menu features innovative Latin cuisine prepared by our talented culinary team led by Vicente Sosa. 

GQue Championship BBQ

Jason, the Maestro of Meat behind GQUE has won many awards including "One of Denver’s Essential BBQ Restaurants" for 2017!

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

American tavern focused on high quality and innovative pub food from around the world!

 

Butcher's Bistro

They buy meat and poultry from small CO farms and focus on nose-to-tail preparation, changing the menu frequently as they work through the butchering process. 

Michael Cotton- Your Personal Chef

"I'm focusing on helping people understand how they can change their lives through the food they eat. I want to encourage people to step away from the convenience of fast food into a healthier lifestyle."
 

Cypress Grove

 People and goats join forces to make award-winning cheese to the beat of our own drummer. 

The LObby

The Lobby is at heart a neighborhood restaurant and bar serving up their mantra of "Playful Eats, Serious Drinks" in the Ballpark Neighborhood.

Passanante's Home Food Services

Restaurant quality foods delivered to your door since 1916.

Crazy Mountain Brewing

Come sample some brews and grub at the Denver Tap Room & Beer Garden!

Earl's Kitchen & Bar

Growing across the United States and Canada with its unique offering of "upscale casual," the Earls movement is bringing it's soulful magic to new cities each year.

Duke's Meat

The real Duke is actually a guy named Justin. An Eagle Scout who grew up running around the Rocky Mountains searching out roadside jerky stands and exploring Colorado’s back country with his family.

Kentucky Inn

Kentucky Inn is one of Denver's most famous neighborhood pubs! Located in Wash Park on the corner of Pearl and Kentucky, it's a friendly, low-key, neighborhood watering hole.

Lucky Mary's Baking Company

Custom wedding, 3D cakes, event cakes, cupcakes and desserts, bakery and food truck!

Interstate Kitchen & Bar

In the heart of the Santa Fe Arts District, Interstate Kitchen & Bar is perfect for those who value scratch-made food and craft libations at an amazing price.

Habit Doughnut Dispensary

Known as the "cheeky bakery on Platte" carving out a commanding presence in Denver’s doughnut scene with premium,  chef-driven doughnuts, cinnamon rolls and shooters of whiskey with (a cuppa coffee.

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

A few things that will always go together at Oskar Blues Fooderies: Craft Beer, Fresh Ingredients, Live Music and our Family & Friends.

The Pint Room

They pride themselves on their Chef driven menu and carrying as much local craft draft beers as possible.  Each location's menu is slightly different to fit the needs and wants of our local customers.

Max's Wine Dive 

MAX’s Wine Dive restaurant and wine bar features delicious “gourmet comfort food” and spectacular wines from around the world.

Wynkoop Brewery

Wynkoop is a Denver institution, still known for innovative, ballsy brewers who put just about anything in their beer, including Rocky Mountain oysters, gummy bears and green chiles.

240 Sweet

"Happy Hour on a Stick" - award winning draft beer marshmallow with chocolate, bacon, pretzels and potato chips. 

First Draft Taproom & Kitchen

First Draft is a unique tasting experience in the River North Arts District. They host a huge variety of craft beer, wine, cider, kombucha, coffee, and cocktails.

Milk & Cake

One part self-serve yogurt bar one part decadent treat factory, MILK & CAKE proudly offers up world-class cupcakes, brownie-cakes and ice cream, and soft-serve frozen yogurt.

Cloud Nine Catering

Winner of the 2017 Bacon and Beer People's Choice Awards, Chef John will be returning to the Classic to compete for "Best Dish". 

Farm house at Breckenridge Brewery

Enjoy a leisurely meal  on the cozy back porch looking out to the Rocky Mountains or hang out around the fire pits. Their house is your house! 

The Bumblebee 

Born in 1962, Betty is a petite P-30 van, she makes the perfect dessert truck for Bumblebee street sweets and she looks forward to seeing you out there.

 

Bad Daddy's Burger bar

With 20 locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Colorado, Bad Daddy’s has been steadily building its reputation as a unique player in the burger world.

Coohills

With a focus on local, regional, and farm-fresh ingredients, Coohills Restaurant and Bar is reminiscent of what you might find in bars and restaurants in Europe. 

10 Barrel Brewing

 They opened their brewpub in Denver, Colorado in 2016. They will be providing a bacon dish from their Pub House and 10 Barrel beer styles for the Classic!

 

 

Bluff Street Bar and Billiards

Sports tavern with six pool tables, full service bar and some of the best wings and burgers you can find anywhere. You can't get enough of the Bluff!

Tap Fourteen Uptown

70 Colorado Draft Beers, 100 Colorado Distilled Spirits, American Alpine Fare, Two Patios, and Four Fire Pits!

 
 
 

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2018 PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

Co-Brew

Homebrew supply store, brewery, & brew on premises!

Fate brewing company

Named one of "10 New U.S. Breweries to Watch, from D.C. to California" in Bon Appetit Magazine. 

Zephyr Brewing Company

 RiNo craft brewery that loves sports & games as much as you do.

Crazy Mountain Brewing

Year-round styles, along with seasonal and unique small-batch Local’s Stash weekly releases. 

Seedstock Brewery

Old-world, family beer recipes that have stood the test of time. It's great tasting beer for people who like to drink it !

FRONT RANGE BREWING Co.

Lafayette's first Craft Brewery! Diverse rotating beer line-up, weekly events, patio seating, and they have a kitchen!

Tivoli Brewing Company

Their brewery has become one of the largest breweries in the West, selling its light golden lager nearly everywhere west of the Mississippi!

Dive Bar

They don’t believe in making more of the same stuff that’s currently flooding the craft  beer market. They make a beer beer. A light, crisp, easy drinking beer. 

14er Brewing Company

Diploma in Denver. Bachelors in Mountains. Doctorate in craft beer.

Barnett & Son Brewing Company

 A small craft brewery in Parker, CO, serving pints in the tasting room and filling growlers to go.

Bristol Brewing Company 

 A microbrewery in Colorado Springs serving peace, love & local beer.

Nowhere in Particular

Not being shackled to a building allows head brewer, Navillus, as much freedom to create as he has to move. 

Breckenridge Brewery

Referred to as the beer that built the brewery. Avalanche Ale has all the tools to back up the most illustrious of meats, Bacon. Avalanche is A versatile and satisfying anytime beer.

 

Ballast Point

What started as a small group of home brewers, who simply wanted to make a better beer, evolved into the adventurers known today as Ballast Point.

Westfax brewing company

Liberated from recipes, rules, and restraints! Local craft brewery located in Lakewood, CO. 

Blue Moon Brewing Company

At Blue Moon Brewing Company®something is always brewing – literally and figuratively. That’s because everything they do starts with creative inspiration. 

Boulevard Brewing Company

Founded in 1989, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. 

10 Barrel Brewing Co.

10 Barrel Brewing was founded by three fellas in Bend, Oregon in 2006 who wanted to brew beer, drink beer and have a ton of fun while doing so.

Black Bottle Brewery

Sean, founder and brewmaster, grew up in Fort Collins, CO and has continued to dig his roots deeper and deeper into the area over the years.

Portland Cider Company

They started the Portland Cider Company in 2012 with the intent of marrying English cider traditions with the innovative Northwest micro-brewing culture.

Mama Bear's Brew

Is it beer? Is it tea? It's the best of both worlds!

Something Brewery 

An uncommon and creative brewing company that sets its goals on producing the most creative and inspiring beers for the most unique individuals.

Living the dream BRewing

 A dog friendly brewery & taproom located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Intrepid Sojourner Craft Beer

Located in Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe, this brewery is focusing on brews crafted with international influences.

Vail Brewing Company

Live...Create...Explore...Drink! Applying an adventurous spirit to quality artisan ales in the mountains of Colorado. 

Zuni Street Brewing

The theme behind their brewery and taproom is their shared appreciation and love of the great outdoors. 

 

Locavore Brewing Co

"Great beer, happy folks." Their goal is to bring the “neighbor” back into the neighborhood.

Landlocked Ales 

Creating a new view on low gravity, sessionable beers. A laid back neighborhood taproom, family friendly, and great flavors!

Barnett & Sons Brewery

Barnett & Son Brewing Co. was started in 2013 by Andrew Barnett. “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.”

High Hops Brewery

The taste preferences of owners, Pat and Zach, combined with those of our staff have given life to a family of beers that suits all.

The Industrial Revolution Brewing Company

IRBC is a family business lead by master brewer, Tim. Working with traditional, and non-traditional ingredients he had perfected a variety of beers and ales for a wide range of tastes. 

Montucky Cold Snacks

8% of their yearly profits will be divided amongst various organizations. Some people call it drinking with a cause. These donations are not exclusive to one cause or another from year to year.

Yampa Valley Brew

Yampa Valley Brewing Company was started to meet the increasing demands of craft beer in the local community.  

Strange Craft 

Strange Craft has become a destination spot for Colorado beer drinkers, and taken home two Great American Beer Festival® medals and two World Beer Cup® awards.

Wit's End Brewing Company

 Through the years Wit’s End has added some hardware on the walls including GABF® and World Beer Cup® awards, a new 7 BBL Brewhouse, and more amazing memories than it could ever hope to share. 

Wynkoop Brewery

Wynkoop is a Denver institution, still known for innovative, ballsy brewers who put just about anything in their beer, including Rocky Mountain oysters, gummy bears and green chiles. 

Renegade Brewery

Always creative and always packed with flavor. This is beer for those who do the don’ts and don’t the dos, the Renegades. 

Prost Brewing 

Prost is an award-winning brewery, and continues to use authentic 100% German products – grains, yeasts and hops, which are delivered from overseas.

Black Shirt Brewing

Black Shirt Brewing Co is a small craft brewery located in the RiNo Neighborhood in Denver, CO serving delicious hand-crafted beer and pizza. 

 

Nighthawk Brewing

Nighthawk Brewery is a family-owned Brewery and Pizza Kitchen located in Broomfield CO. They offer a welcoming taproom as well as a game room with Pinball machines, ping pong tables, N64, foosball, corn hole, and more.

Mason Aleworks 

 They believe in friendship before finance and are happy to help others in the industry. They are bold believers in the fact that a well made beer can cool your spirits and warm your soul.

Aspen Brewing

Aspen brewing company

With a passion for craft beer and the mountain lifestyle, their small and dedicated team strives to make delicious craft beer fit for any and every occasion.  

halfpenny brewing

Best friends since high school, Chris Reigrut and Chris Garner, owners of Halfpenny Brewing Company, share a love of beer that goes back almost as far as their friendship. 

Odell Brewing Company

 They are committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program

wibby brewing 

Wibby Brewing has become a significant community partner as they host and raise funds for several local charities throughout Boulder County all the while converting many ale drinkers to the Wibby craft lager revolution!

 

Left hand brewing

As they move towards the future, their philosophy remains the same since day one- Left Hand will continue to be a brewery driven by quality, integrity, quality, and customer experience, one pint at a time. 

 

Declaration Brewing 

Headquartered in the highly anticipated Overland Neighborhood of central Denver, Declaration Brewing is housed on half an acre with excellent access to RTD light rail (Evans Station) and major transportation arteries. 

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company

Through great flavors and happy craft beer experiences, they hope to help bring more people together in the community of Fort Collins and in the larger community of craft beer. 

Little Machine

Little Machine is a tasting room brewery, founded by industry veterans, offering beer for here and to-go.

Twisted Pine Brewing Co

Hand-crafting high quality, award-winning ales in Boulder, CO since 1995. Stay Twisted!

Boggy Draw

Boggy Draw Brewery is Sheridan's 1st craft brewery serving fine, British style ales made with H2O, malt, hops, yeast, and a dash of Colorado spirit.

Wellbeing brewing

Unlike many NA beers that use a method called stop-fermentation (which says it all), they fully brew the craft beer. They then use the latest in brewing technology to ever so gently remove the alcohol. 

Pikes Peak Brewing

PPBC is a community centric Brewery serving the Tri-Lakes area just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. "There are 5 ingredients to great beer: Malt, Hops, Water, Yeast and Friends!" 

Roaring FOrk Beer Company

They are dedicated to producing fresh, approachable, and flavorful beers, while continuing to push the envelope with experimentation and barrel aging on a small batch scale.

New Planet Beer

New Planet Beer is 100% gluten-free & gluten-reduced beers brewed in Boulder, CO.

 

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The Judging Panel

  Nick Evans   Nick Evans is a writer, blogger, passionate home cook, and recent father. He has been writing on his popular food blog,  Macheesmo , for 8 years. He has a nationally released cookbook all about using leftovers effectively (Love Your Leftovers), and was on the NBC game show Food Fighters where he cooked against some of the nation’s best chefs. (Spoiler alert: He did pretty okay.)

Nick Evans

Nick Evans is a writer, blogger, passionate home cook, and recent father. He has been writing on his popular food blog, Macheesmo, for 8 years. He has a nationally released cookbook all about using leftovers effectively (Love Your Leftovers), and was on the NBC game show Food Fighters where he cooked against some of the nation’s best chefs. (Spoiler alert: He did pretty okay.)

 
   ELIZA CROSS   Eliza Cross is an award-winning writer and the author of a dozen cookbooks, including the perennially-popular  101 Things To Do With Bacon  (Gibbs Smith, 2011),  101 More Things To Do With Bacon  (Gibbs Smith, 2016) and  101 Things To Do With Beer  (Gibbs Smith, 2016). She is also the founder of BENSA, the exclusive society for Bacon Enthusiasts 'N Swine Aficionados. A food stylist, corporate recipe developer, and marketing consultant, Eliza blogs about cooking, gardening, and home projects at HappySimpleLiving.com.

ELIZA CROSS

Eliza Cross is an award-winning writer and the author of a dozen cookbooks, including the perennially-popular 101 Things To Do With Bacon (Gibbs Smith, 2011), 101 More Things To Do With Bacon (Gibbs Smith, 2016) and 101 Things To Do With Beer (Gibbs Smith, 2016). She is also the founder of BENSA, the exclusive society for Bacon Enthusiasts 'N Swine Aficionados. A food stylist, corporate recipe developer, and marketing consultant, Eliza blogs about cooking, gardening, and home projects at HappySimpleLiving.com.

  Meghan Bassett   Meghan Bassett is a food addict turned food and travel writer with a love for creating uncomplicated, gourmet recipes and devouring anything the world serves up. As the author of the food and travel blog Cake 'n Knife, Meghan focuses on unique foodie experiences from around the world to right at home in your own kitchen. Her recipes have been featured in publications such as Buzzfeed,  Today.com ,  Huffington Post  and more.

Meghan Bassett

Meghan Bassett is a food addict turned food and travel writer with a love for creating uncomplicated, gourmet recipes and devouring anything the world serves up. As the author of the food and travel blog Cake 'n Knife, Meghan focuses on unique foodie experiences from around the world to right at home in your own kitchen. Her recipes have been featured in publications such as Buzzfeed, Today.comHuffington Post and more.

 
  KARA PRIMOMO   Currently working as a Marketing Specialist in the beer industry, Kara has been a craft beer enthusiast for several years.  She became a Certified Cicerone in 2015, and has since been building up the beer education program for her company, helping her colleagues earn their first and second level certifications through the Cicerone program.  In addition, she has also offered tasting trainings to retailers in the Denver market.  One of Kara’s favorite things about beer is its ability to interact so well with food.  Also a photographer with a passion for cooking, she is currently working on a beer and food pairing cookbook. 

KARA PRIMOMO

Currently working as a Marketing Specialist in the beer industry, Kara has been a craft beer enthusiast for several years.  She became a Certified Cicerone in 2015, and has since been building up the beer education program for her company, helping her colleagues earn their first and second level certifications through the Cicerone program.  In addition, she has also offered tasting trainings to retailers in the Denver market.  One of Kara’s favorite things about beer is its ability to interact so well with food.  Also a photographer with a passion for cooking, she is currently working on a beer and food pairing cookbook. 

  Ben Higgins   People may know Ben best from his time on season 20 of ABC’s  The Bachelor .  The Bachelor  has allowed Ben an enhanced platform to share what he is most passionate about which is his faith, his hope for humanity, and his love for sports. Today Ben, along with some of his closest friends, started a couple new projects that take up his free time.

Ben Higgins

People may know Ben best from his time on season 20 of ABC’s The BachelorThe Bachelor has allowed Ben an enhanced platform to share what he is most passionate about which is his faith, his hope for humanity, and his love for sports. Today Ben, along with some of his closest friends, started a couple new projects that take up his free
time.