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Event Recap | 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

November 7, 2016 |

The 2016 Bacon and Beer festival once again showcased some of the more inventive applications of bacon in the culinary realm paired with standout Colorado craft beers. This year’s event taking place at the Glitterdome located off Brighton Boulevard in the River North District, included a healthy mix of impressive new restaurants, as well as a balanced representation from new and old Colorado breweries.

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Event Preview | 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

November 1, 2016 |

What: 2016 Bacon and Beer Fest

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: The Glitter Dome 3600 Wynkoop St | Denver, CO 80216

There may not be a more divine combination fit for consumption, than the pairing of finely … Read More

Guilty Displeasures: 10 Things You’re NOT Allowed to Dislike

May 9, 2016 |

About two years ago, Saturday Night Live did a taped piece about a group of austere agents hunting down any rogue person who doesn’t conform to worship Beyoncé, the “Queen B” – or is it “Queen Bee” or even “Queen Bey?”

Spelling aside, SNL’s sketch demonstrates the ubiquity of Beyoncé’s influence and the high esteem in which all people are meant to regard her. Extreme exultations spread across social media and peer groups whenever Beyoncé drops new material or asserts her authority as the queen. Casting doubt or scorn on Beyoncé worship is… socially dangerous.

You will not catch me (publicly) saying anything negative about Beyoncé. I don’t want any of the men or women of my life to see me as a renegade. But isn’t it sort of odd that there are some things in our popular culture that are expected to be unanimously beloved? Those who don’t personally care for Beyoncé’s music (or even her public image) find themselves with the opposite of a guilty pleasure – instead of something they like that they’re not supposed to, they dislike something that they’re supposed to love.

Here’s a look at a few guilty displeasures – entities in pop culture that you’re NOT ALLOWED to dislike. Read More

Event Recap | Bacon & Beer Festival 2015

November 12, 2015 | 1

If bacon is good and more bacon is better, then even more bacon with lots of incredible craft beer is the absolute best. The Bacon and Beer Festival returned to Denver on Sunday, October 8… and it was glorious. Bacon is an extremely versatile ingredient and this festival was a platform for some of Denver’s top chefs to show us its versatility. It was also a great opportunity for local breweries to show how their beers can pair with diverse swine dishes. Like last year, proceeds from the event benefited Metro CareRing and Project Angel Heart.

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Welcome to the InterNEAT! Volume 100

July 21, 2015 |

Happy 100, everyone! Kind of badass, right? No? You may be right, but let’s act like it is and pay homage to some of the most BA things that happened on the Internet this week.
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Revolution Brewing | Rosa Hibiscus Ale

July 1, 2015 |

While I understand that this is currently a tough-to-find-beverage, being that it’s only distributed in Illinois and Ohio, it’s well worth the mention. Honestly, when I first tasted the highly anticipated Rosa Hibiscus Ale, I came away with a different perspective. This initial judgement could have been my innate, strong affinity for copious amounts of hops in my beer, but as we all know we can’t always destroy (in the best of ways) our sense of taste with high ABV IPAs, especially this time of year, filled with hot day drinking, BBQ hopping, musical tailgating, etc. Session beers shine through. True to form with the season, like summer itself, it is best to just keep things simple. Subtle. The less is more approach.
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Festival Recap | Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014

November 18, 2014 |

Building upon the vibrant culinary and brew-scene in Denver, Eat Boston and Denver Off the Wagon have brought back THE festival to elevate craft beer to the next level by pairing it with the culinary excellence and prowess of every carnivore’s favorite ingredient, BACON. The Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014 was hosted by the Curtis Hotel downtown and was scheduled on a Sunday from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. Our Denver PorchDrinking staffers strolled up in the Curtis with smiles from ear-to-ear to imbibe and nosh at the festival’s third iteration; it’s first time at this location. What was our favorite dish? Favorite brew? Follow along to see . . .

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Event Preview| Denver Bacon and Beer Chef and Brewer Dinner 2014

November 7, 2014 |

What: Denver Bacon and Beer Chef & Brewer Dinner 2014
Where: The Lobby – 2191 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80205
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ticket link: http://www.wheretoeat.in/2014-denver-bacon-and-beer-festival/

On November 15th, Denver Off The Wagon and EatBoston will kick off a weekend of Denver bacon and Beer with the second annual Denver Bacon and Beer Chef & Brewer Dinner at The Lobby (2191 Arapahoe St. Denver CO 80205) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. This is a sit down event to prime folks for the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival on Sunday, November 16th.

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Event Preview| Denver Bacon and Beer Festival 2014

October 16, 2014 |

What: Denver Bacon and Beer Festival
Where: the Curtis – 1405 Curtis Street Denver, Colorado 80202
When: Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Ticket link: http://www.wheretoeat.in/2014-denver-bacon-and-beer-festival/

BACON AND BEER! Do not sleep on buying tickets! This event sells out in just a few weeks time!

In past years (we were there both years y’all!), this event has boasted some amazin’ bacon bites and the tastiest quaffs of local craft and this year is no different! For the ticket price, this is my favorite event of the year!  Here are some reasons you should get in on this bacon escape and let the waves of ale take you out to sea!

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2013 Denver Bacon and Beer Festival

November 11, 2013 |

Bacon, it’s rare situation where the word alone has the power of conjuring deeply seeded carnal desires. Add craft beer to the equation and it’s a combination fit for the gods.

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Rogue Brewery | Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

July 30, 2012 |

ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 30

*Editor’s note. Today we bring you a unique treat to kick off the start of your work week. For a beer that has already cultivated such a cult following we felt it would be interesting to … Read More

Rogue Brewery – Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale

July 30, 2012 |

Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale – Rogue Brewery, Portland, OR

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 30

*Editor’s note. Today we bring you a unique treat to kick off the start of your work week. For a beer that has already cultivated such … Read More