Denver Bacon & Beer Festival: The Suds & The Swine

The time for gluttony is nigh.

On Sunday, November 10, hundreds of hog and hop fiends will descend upon the EXDO Event Center for the second annual Denver Bacon & Beer Festival (tickets now sold out), where over 25 Colorado breweries will pair their beers with innovative bacon-inspired dishes from over 25 local restaurants.

We’re here to make you drool, so here is a partial list of some of the swine and suds set to be served on Sunday.

Denver Bacon & Beer Festival 2012

Denver Bacon & Beer Festival 2012

The Swine

Denver Bacon Company – DBC Maple Bacon

Colt & Gray – Bacon corn dogs, wedge salad, bacon candy bars, bacon caramel corn

Gaetano’s – Chicken sausage sliders with bacon, provolone, and pesto

Cap City Tavern – Bacon scalloped potatoes

Lucky Pie – Bacon croquettes

Central Bistro & Bar – Bacon wrapped dates, filled with whiskey nuts & whiskey glaze

Wazee Supper Club – ‘BLT’ with bacon jam & beer mustard

Kachina Southwestern Grill – Bacon-wrapped quail breast

Jax Glendale – Shucked West Coast oyster with kombu cured bacon, ponzu mignonette, Siracha aioli

The Corner Office – House smoked bacon and shrimp toast

Russell’s Smokehouse – Smoked cheddar chowder with spicy candied bacon

difranco’s – Penne pasta with bacon & leeks

Lola – Bacon & wild boar corn dogs with sweet pepper jam

Trillium – “Bergen Style” fish stew with bacon

cafe|bar – House cured bacon with creamed leeks

Salt Bistro – House made bacon with kimichi rogue farm egg yolk powder and cilantro oil

MainLine Ale House – Bourbon bacon bread pudding with Cap ‘n’ Crunch & pecan toffee syrup

Little Man Ice Cream – Bacon ice cream


The Beer

Elevation Beer Company – Apis IV Belgian Honey Quad, Little Mo’ Porter

Funkwerks – Saison, Belgian White

AC Golden – Colorado Native Lager

Odyssey Beerwerks – Psycho Penguin Vanilla Porter, Ghost Drifter Pale

Epic Brewing Company – Imperial Stout, Sour Apple Saison, Blue Ski Lager, Escape to Colorado IPA

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – Surette Provision Saison, Vieille Artisinal Saison

Odell Brewing Company – Isolation Ale, IPA, 90 shilling

Dry Dock Brewing Co – Apricot Blonde, IPA

Boulder Beer Co – Flashback Brown IPA, Shake Chocolate Porter, Buffalo Gold, Hazed & Infused

Wynkoop Brewing Co – Colorojo, B3K

Pateros Creek Brewing – Mt. Massive IPA, Owl Canyon Pumpkin Ale, Outpost Scotch Ale


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: