Bacon and beer lovers near and far, cause for celebration is here! The Bacon and Beer Classic combines bacon, beer, and the ballpark for an event not soon forgotten! Now in its second year, the Bacon and Beer Classic is back in New York City on Saturday, April 25 at Citi Field!
Cannonball Productions brings the Bacon and Beer Classic to the home of the Mets, for a unique tasting experience on April 25. Fans can attend the Brunch session from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., or the Evening session running 7p.m. until 10 p.m. VIP guests will have 1-hour early admission (11am and 6pm respectively), exclusive entrance to the VIP area on the warning track and dugouts, samples of craft beer on the field, and more! The option to attend both sessions is available, however separate entrance tickets are required.
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event uniting bacon and beer enthusiasts nationwide. Hosted in major league baseball stadiums on non-game day Saturdays across America, The Bacon and Beer Classic brings in the best local breweries and restaurants for a day full of mouth-watering beer and bacon samples, accompanied by music, interactive games, beer schools and cooking demos. From novice tasters to expert consumers, there is something for everyone at this event!
The tour visited New York City and Seattle last year and has grown exponentially to include more than eight destinations nationwide in 2015! “We are thrilled to be coming back to Citi Field for the 2nd Annual Bacon and Beer Classic!” says Kate Levenstien, founder of Cannonball Productions and Bacon and Beer Classic. “Last year our New York City event sold out with thousands of bacon and beer lovers in attendance! We have the BEST local vendors lined up- pair that with die-hard New York City baseball fans and we’ve got everything all in one spot!”
The all-star line up of breweries and restaurants participating grows each day. Over 50 local brewers including Bronx Brewery, Radiant Pig, Broken Bow Brewery, Happy Elephant, and Long Ireland Beer Company are all signed up to serve at least two of their most coveted craft selections. Chefs from 50+ expected restaurants are challenged to bring their most inventive and delicious bacon-inspired dishes to the plate. Local restaurants including F. Ottomanelli & Sons, Strip House, Pig Guy NYC, Bareburger and John’s of Times Square will be dishing out their best bacon. The combination of refreshing craft beer and delectable bacon is sure to please all palettes!
The Bacon and Beer Classic brings in an all-star lineup at each event to judge all the sips and tastes, and award winners in select categories. New York City’s judging panel includes; Liza De Guia, the Founder/Chief Storyteller, food. curated., Adam Poch, Bacon Minister/Bacon Connoisseur, Lisa Fernandes, Chef/Owner of Sweet Chili, Derrick Prince of Stanton Social/Masterchef season 2 and David “The Rev” Cancio, Director of Marketing Schweid & Sons.
The Bacon and Beer Classic is always an all-inclusive event! General Admission tickets are $59 and they are going fast! Fans may choose to purchase the VIP Experience ticket for $129. All tickets include a souvenir Bacon and Beer Classic branded glass to take home. Designated driver tickets are available at a cost of $29.
Cannonball Productions works hard to make a national series event feel personal to each city. They partner with neighborhood vendors and organizations to give this event that local hometown feel.
For up-to-date information on the event, please visit: baconandbeerclassic.com