The Denver Bacon & Beer Festival

bacon-wayne-denver It is now a well-known fact that bacon and beer go together like grilled cheese and tomato soup, especially in Denver where pairing pork with craft brews has become a kind of artisan religion.

On November 10, 2:30 to 5 p.m. head to the EXDO Event Center for the second annual Denver Bacon & Beer Festival hosted by Eat Boston and Denver Off The Wagon. Sample bacon dishes and beers from over 25 restaurants and 25 breweries (list below) – talk about an ultimate Sunday Funday.

“Bacon and beer were made for each other,” says our own PJ Hoberman, founder of Denver Off The Wagon. “Much like a pretzel necklace, bacon provides salt and texture that aides in clearing and coating the palate. Except that bacon is much more delicious than a pretzel can ever hope to be.”

The Denver Bacon & Beer Festival benefits Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart, two organizations working to curb hunger and provide nutritious meals to those in the metro area.

“The day will feature out of this world bacon delicacies and some of Colorado’s best craft beer,” said Eat Boston founder Aaron Cohen in a press release. “Hopefully we can raise a good amount of money for Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart.”

Event tickets ($45) can be purchased here, starting on Tuesday, October 15 at 10 a.m.

Participating Breweries

AC Golden

Avery Brewing Company

Boulder Beer

Colorado Cider Company

Crazy Mountain

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project

Denver Beer Co.

Diebolt Brewing

Dry Dock Brewing

Elevation Beer Company

Epic Brewing


Grand Lake Brewing

Great Divide Brewing Company

New Planet Brewery

Odell Brewing Company

Odyssey Beerwerks

Oskar Blues

Our Mutual Friend

Pateros Creek Brewing Company

Renegade Brewing

River North Brewery

Ska Brewing Co.

Strange Brewing Company

Wit’s End Brewing Company

Wynkoop Brewing Company


Participating Restaurants

Blackbelly Catering

Cafe Bar

Cap City Tavern

Colt & Gray

Denver Bacon Company


Fuel Cafe


Glaze: The Baum Cake Shoppe

Humboldt – Farm Fish Wine


Jax Fish House

Jonesy’s EatBar

Kachina Grill

LaLa’s Wine Bar + Pizzeria

Leaf & Crumb

Little Man Ice Cream


Lucky Pie

Russell’s Smokehouse

Second Home Kitchen + Bar

Tender Belly

The Corner Office Denver

The Mainline Alehouse

The Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat and Amerigo


Twelve Restaurant

Uno Mas

Wazee Supper Club


Stay tuned for details about the pre- and post-parties too!

About Sarah Haughey

Editor, Denver off the Wagon. Sarah is a native of the "Napa Valley of beer," but her beer-drinking roots stretch all the way back to the Emerald Isle where Haughey (Haw-hee) is famous. Sure, our name may have got it's rap from the corrupt prime minister, but we like to think it stands strong due to our long-standing ability to pound a few too many pints. After stints on the East Coast and in San Francisco, Sarah came running back to Denver where her full-time job is exploring all the city's new craft breweries one sip at a time. Follow me @sarahhaughey4 to see where I'm grabbing a beer or for news about local breweries. Like to cook? Me too, check out: