You know what I love? Beer. You know what I love almost as much as beer? Bacon. And I am over the moon with the news that tickets are on sale for the annual Bacon & Beer Festival, brought to us by the collaboration of Edible Austin and Eat Boston. The lineup of 30 restaurants and 12 breweries is simply fabulous, and I can’t wait to sample the porky goodness washed down with a delicious craft beer. I have January 25 circled in red on my calendar. Well, it’s marked in red on my online calendar, but you understand what I mean: it is a red letter day, because beer and bacon rule.
In addition to the festival, Chef Andrew Curren (Easy Tiger, 24 Diner, Arro and the still-to-come Italic and Irene’s) will be offering a Porchetta Butchering Demo and Cooking Class. Tickets for the class include a pass to the Bacon & Beer Festival, along with a porchetta, cheese and Real Ale beer pairing. Don’t miss out on this side event helmed by one of Austin’s celebrated chefs! Seats are limited, so buy tickets now.
Update: Just in case you haven’t clicked the link to check out the restaurants and craft breweries involved, here’s a list of just a few: Barley Swine/Odd Duck, Celtic Seafare, Jacoby’s, Salty Sow, St. Phillip, The Turtle Restaurant, Amy’s Ice Creams, Noble Sandwich Company and many more. For craft beer, the participants include Pedernales Brewing, South Austin Brewing Co., Independence Brewing Co., Save the World Brewing, and more. Check out the full lists yourself, and get your tickets!