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We're back, Twin Cities, and better than ever! The Bacon and Beer Classic is taking over CHS Field this summer. Brace yourselves for a no-holds-barred blowout on the field with 100+ beers from regional breweries, 30+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs, a blind beer taste test, the Hormel® bacon eating contest, lawn games, music, and much more. 


Tickets starting at $49

Choose: 1pm or 6pm

  • Party in the concourse and on the field at CHS Field
  • Indulge in 3 hours of unlimited bacon dishes and craft beer
  • Enjoy music and games
  • Sample with a commemorative glass


Choose:12pm or 5pm

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

Everything included in GA plus...

  • Enter the stadium an hour early through an expedited line
  • Gain exclusive access to the Securian Club overlooking the field
  • Dedicated bathrooms
  • Sip a new, limited-edition beer made just for the Classic and mingle with a beer expert
  • Enjoy a pork belly tasting and donut wall


 The first 50 guests to arrive at the Twin Cities Bacon and Beer Classic this Saturday, July 14, at CHS Field will receive an EQUALIZER 2 bottle opener & passes to see the film before it hits theaters! Purchase your tickets now & catch #TheEqualizer2 in theaters July 20th. Just click the image above to get tickets!

The first 50 guests to arrive at the Twin Cities Bacon and Beer Classic this Saturday, July 14, at CHS Field will receive an EQUALIZER 2 bottle opener & passes to see the film before it hits theaters! Purchase your tickets now & catch #TheEqualizer2 in theaters July 20th. Just click the image above to get tickets!


The VIP Experience

56 Brewing

Their motto is “we make beer we like to drink”. Their goal is quality, consistency, and the ability to rotate beer styles efficiently. They strive to use only locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, always in our seasonal variations and infusions.



Dual Citizen Brewing Co.

Our exclusive VIP brewery, Dual Citizen, will be bringing their specialty bacon beer!

Mojo Monkey Donuts


Mojo Monkey's will be providing their colorful and flavorful donuts for our VIP Donut Wall! Donut be afraid to try their bacon donut!

Bent Brewstillery

BENT BACON BLOODY is made with Bent Brewstillery's Flamebringer Sriracha Rum and Spooky's dill bloody mix. Don't forget to top it off with a slice of bacon!

Abundant Catering 

Jacqueline Williams, the owner of Abundant Catering is our exclusive VIP Chef with over 30+ years experience in preparing a wide variety of cuisine offerings. From U2 and KISS to Mary J. Blige and the Lilith Fair, Jackie has prepared meals for virtually every major entertainer that has visited the Twin Cities! Don't miss her dishes in the VIP lounge!

Slow & Low 

 Slow & Low will be serving up their Honey bacon old fashioned with candied bacon! Their cocktails are not one to be missed!


More to be announced!


Stray Dog

The more you Stray, the better you feel! 


Capital View Cafe 

They create food from homemade recipes and are made to order. Their family owned
cafe & catering offers Mexican & American cuisine since 1993.


birch's on the lake

Birch’s on the Lake combines the comfort of a Wisconsin-style supper club with an experimental American-style brewery.


Big Guy's BBQ Roadhouse

No matter what brings you to Big Guys BBQ Roadhouse, you're guaranteed to have a great time and even better BBQ. 



Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

A waterfront tiki bar in NE Mpls. "A staycation destination for the stressed, depressed, repressed and well-dressed".

Parlour St. Paul

Chef Mike DeCamp has built a unique menu for Parlour St. Paul, serving new-classic diner dishes like scrambled eggs with king crab, avocado, and curry; a chili dog featuring brisket chili, cheese, and onion; and braised chicken with ricotta dumplings.

China Bowl

Returning for their second year at the Bacon and Beer Classic, China Bowl is a full-service Chinese restaurant delivering the best food to the Brooklyn Park neighborhood!

Chef Jeff Catering

Over the past 10 years, Jeff has demonstrated his commitment by working with area youth to teach leadership and life success skills. From teaching kids at youth camp to cook over an open fire to developing and teaching formal classes, Jeff is committed mentoring the next generation of Chef Jeffs.

PUBLIC Kitchen + Bar

Focusing on scratch cooking, their seasonally changing menu features artfully crafted salads, pastas, house-cured meats and charcuterie, seafood, steaks, rotisserie meats, and desserts with a contemporary American twist.

240 Sweet

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

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

"Up the Wooden Hill" is an expression their grandfather used to say when it was time to go upstairs to bed. Taking inspiration from family tradition and their grandfather's entrepreneurial spirit led them to name the brewery Wooden Hill.

Twin Cities 400 Tavern

From locally-sourced meats, cheeses and produce, to homegrown whiskeys and rye, the 400 Tavern showcases the best of the North Country, in the heart of the Twin Cities.

riffs smokehouse

In the summer of 2015, Lisa was enjoying a chocolate dipped frozen banana with friends. And before she even finished her treat, she was convinced that chocolate dipped frozen bananas would be an amazingly delicious idea for a food truck!


It's not just a grilled cheese with gourmet cheeses on it. It's an experience, an adventure if you would. They strive to come up with unique and creative concepts of sandwiches, that include cheese!

Hamburguesas El GordoT

They are known for their Mexican burgers, authentic handmade tortilla tacos and bomb hot dogs. They bring real Mexican street food to you.

catering by Dani

Serving up delicious food made from natural, organic, locally grown ingredients.

Angelina's kitchen

Great food, exceptional service and a warm and comfortable atmosphere come together at Angelina's to create unforgettable dining experiences.

5280 elevation

elevation 5280: Street Food Elevated

Moved from Denver, Colorado, Elevation 5280 is bringing the heat to Twin Cities!

cara Irish pubs 

The Local, The Liffey, Keiran's and Cooper are the world's friendliest Irish Pubs located in downtown Minneapolis 

Holman's table

Holman’s Table is a dining experience that celebrates the spirit of travel, encouraging guests to relax and embark from the everyday. Diners can expect fresh, modern, sophisticated dishes complimented by a beautifully classic bar and wine list.

The Dawg House

Typically, the dog house is not somewhere you wanna end up, a punishment for something you said or did that upset those around you. But in this case, it's exactly where you wanna end up, and you're gonna wanna bring everyone around you!


 Lu's Sandwiches

Be greedy, have a fresh sandwich that also taste amazing! 

Bistro La Roux

Tim has owned and operated Cajun 2 Geaux, a local food truck for the last 2 years. His successful food truck operation motivated him to open a restaurant in an area. He and his wife, Lori, are excited to bring a New Orleans experience and great food to the Twin Cities



More to be announced!

Sociable Cider Works

Sociable brews fresh-pressed Midwest apples with hops, grains, fruits & spices to make dry, crisp, Decidedly Different ciders

Lift Bridge Brewery

Our mission is simple: Elevating life's moment with the perfect pairing



 Produces small batch beers of the highest quality to satisfy the craft beer drinker with a discerning palate, as well as the weekend beer drinker



Focused on creating authentic beers that reflect the heritage of the region and its people

Tin Whiskers Brewing Co

Tin Whiskers is on a mission to make technically excellent beers perfect for beer-nerds and non-nerds


canal park brewing co.

A Northcoast attitude runs through all of our brews and we seek smart and complex flavors whilst always striving for balance

lakefront brewing

This industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark.

56 brewing

Our motto is “we make beer we like to drink”. Our goal is quality, consistency, and the ability to rotate beer styles efficiently.

HeadFlyer Brewing

HeadFlyer Brewing is a unique brewery and taproom located in the historic Miller Textile building in NE Minneapolis. Designed as a place to gather and enjoy a classic American craft beer with friends and family.

Thor's Hard Cider

Thor's is made with farm fresh-pressed, full-strength, locally-grown apple with NO preservatives. From the first apple being picked, to the cap being pressed on thier bottles, the entire process happens at Aamodt's Apple Farm.

Dual Citizen Brewing Co.

Dual Citizen is a community-focused brewhouse with inspired, modern takes on classically-styled beers. All with a focus on celebrating community roots and developing local pride.

Pyres Brewing

The 6,000 sq. ft. taproom offers guests the choice to enjoy riverside views on the patio, share a pint with our patrons in the communal area, order tacos, nachos, and quesadillas in the parlor, watch a game of feather bowling near the court, or have a cozy conversation in the lounge.  

Aegir Brewing Co

AEGIR Brewing Company was formed in early 2017 by Tim Jones, Jeremy Jones and Jeff Marjamaa.  The goal was to start a small batch brewery that would produce beer that focused on freshness and more traditional beer styles .With over 10 years of brewing experience, from home brewer to head brewer, we put together recopies we felt could be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their pallet.

City Lights Brewing

Jimmy has a creative knack, contagious enthusiasm, and intuition well beyond his years. Fueled by his “just strange enough” mantra, he is the mad scientist brewing these deliciously balanced beers.

BlackStack Brewing

 Their staples beers are Ratify, a white wheat beer, Spare Parts, a dark lager and an ale-lager fusion called Punch Press. Other styles expected to be on tap soon: a Belgian-style table beer, and a Northeastern-style IPA. 


Broken Clock Brewing

A member owned cooperative in Northeast Minneapolis that creates high quality experiences and beer through collaboration and service within the community


Beaver Island Brewing CO

Solid. Well-crafted. With a thoughtful twist. Beers that you don’t have to guess what is in your glass, but you’ll sure as hell want to figure it out. And then share one with a friend.


Insight brewing 

“For every journey, a story. For every story, a beer. For every beer, a toast to the journeys yet to come."

Birch's Lowertown

Taproom and brewery coming soon to St. Paul's Lowertown!

Roma Brewing 

2004 Minnesota State Champion Chef Brent Pilrain and brother Brian Pilrain, Brewer & Master Butcher opened Roma in the Spring of 2006 then called, "Roman Market" - a family business along with parents Dave and Joy.

omni brewing co.

They believe craft beer has the power to bring all kinds of people together.  They strive daily to create a something-amazing-for-everyone collection of thoughtful, handcrafted brews.  They are all beer and no pretense. 

12welve eyes Brewing

Their story begins with three “four-eyed” men who grew up down the street from each other in suburban St. Paul. 15 years and $1,000 later, they purchased their first system, an all-grain homebrewing setup that has traveled with them ever since!

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

Wooden Hill Brewing Company is Edina's first craft brewery and taproom. They transformed a vacant 9,000 square foot warehouse space into a production craft brewery and taproom.

Betty Danger's Country Club

Betty's will be serving their beer, Whisker Licker, alongside their sister restaurant Psycho Suzie's Motor Lounge. Don't miss this dynamic duo!


They have been brewing dangerously good ales on the North Shore of Lake Superior since 2011. They prefer to use traditional brewing practices to produce unique, flavorful beers. In their minds, this is the only way to approach brewing.

Yoerg Brewing

Minnesota's first commercial brewery, the Yoerg Brewing Company was founded ten years before Minnesota became a state in 1848. It was one of the cornerstone businesses that helped build the city of Saint Paul. 

Brass Foundry Brewing Co.

They believe that quality plus distinction and education equals value in our beers.Regardless of whether their beers are higher or lower in ABV or crisper in taste, they hold theirselves to a standard that all are fully flavored.


Bent Brewstillery

Minnesota's First Craft Brewery & Distillery Fusion. All of their beverages adhere to the highest standards of craft, quality, and integrity. The company maintains an environment of mutual respect through honesty and integrity in their relationships with workers, customers, partners, suppliers, and the public.

Duluth Brewhouse

North Shore style ales and lagers, brewed with fresh Lake Superior water!

Lake Monster Brewing

While skeptics might consider the existence of Lake Monsters to be exaggerations, these intrepid souls think it is worth the effort to venture beneath the surface in search of something unknown and extraordinary. They feel the same way about beer.

Bank BRewing

t was on a hunting trip to Hendricks where the dream of a destination brewery was born. The name Bank Brewing was derived from the building that now houses their taproom, an old bank that sits on Main street.