About the Bacon and Beer Classic

The Bacon and Beer Classic is a nationally-touring food and drink festival that brings thousands of bacon and craft beer enthusiasts together in the most iconic sports stadiums.

Compete With Local BREWERIES In Front Of Acclaimed Judges

"One of the most enjoyable and unique beer festivals I've attended and a heart-stopping event in more ways than one." - Derrick Peterman, Edible Magazine

"The aesthetics of being in a professional stadium help highlight what is truly a memorable culinary experience for attendees." - Jesse Lawrence, Forbes

Media Exposure

2018 Beer CHamps AT CHS Field:

Best Cider & Fruit Beer:

Sociable Cider Werks
"Freewheeler -Dry Apple" 

Best IPA:

Lakefront Brewing 
"Whizzo Double IPA" 

Best Pale Ale & Lager:  

 612 Brewing
"Gateway Park American Lager" 

Best Dark beer:

56 Brewing
"Dark Territory"


Best Wheat/Amber:

Dual Citizen Brewing
"Laurel Ginger Wheat Ale" 


Best Overall Beer:

Lift Bridge Brewery
"Mango Blonde" 


People’s Choice:

 Birch's Lowertown  
"Golden Coffee Chocolate Ale"


Staff Choice:

Castel Danger Brewing
"Ode IPA"

Event Details

Date: July 20th, 2019

Session Times: 1-5 PM

Location: CHS FIELD

Expected Attendees: 3,500

Breweries Provide:

  • (2) 1/2 barrel kegs

    (1) purchased, (1) donated (2 different styles)

  • Jockey Boxes

  • Co2

  • Tap Handles

  • Brutes (If necessary)

  • 10X10 pop-up (if available)

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We Provide:

  • Booth Space (no fee)

  • Table Cloth

  • Signage

  • 8 ft table

  • Ice

  • Restaurant profile & link on event website

  • Marketing promotions to our 50,000+ Twin Cities email subscribers and 100,000+ social media followers

We will be partnering with a charitable organization, Forage Forward, for this event and are Requesting a 50% keg donation from all breweries. 

The 501(c)(3) non-profit that we will be working with for the event this year is Forage Forward, Inc. It is an organization dedicated to the promotion of sustainable farming and clean water worldwide.

Questions? Email jenn@cannonballproductions.com