What: First San Francisco Bacon and Beer Festival
When: August 25th, 2:30-5PM
Where: The Fairmont SF 950 Mason St
Who: 45+ Bay Area restaurants and brewers, tons of bacon and beer lovers
Why: Seriously? Because Bacon and Beer go great together and to raise money for Sprouts Cooking Club
More info: Event Page
The first San Francisco Bacon and Beer Festival will be August 25th, 2:30-5pm at the Fairmont Hotel SF. The festival is a lively celebration of local, innovative restaurants and craft breweries, with proceeds going to Bay Area organization, Sprouts Cooking Club. The Bacon and Beer Festival was first held in Boston four years ago by Eat Boston, and is being brought to San Francisco in partnership with Bay Area brewery Bison Organic Beer.
Chefs and butchers from over 25 Bay Area establishments including Haven, Tacolicious, Nojo, Avedano’s, Hopscotch, and Fatted Calf will plate their best bacon dishes using bacon generously donated by Zoe’s Meats; while over 20 local breweries, like Speakeasy, Lagunitas, Knee Deep, Sierra Nevada, and Drakes will share a selection of their craft beers. The full list of participants, as well as tickets ($50) and additional information, can be found on the event website.
The San Francisco Bacon and Beer Festival originates from Eat Boston’s annual Boston Bacon & Beer Festival, which has become one of the most sought-after tickets for beer and food lovers in the region. The event has sold out in under 10 minutes the last three years – this year, the 1200 tickets available sold out in three minutes flat. To date, the Boston events and the Denver Bacon & Beer Festival have raised almost $100K for local food-related non-profits. The San Francisco Bacon and Beer Festival hosts are excited for the Bay Area’s thriving food and drink industry to join in the fun and to rally for the incredible work of organizations like Sprouts Cooking Club.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the generous restaurants, brewers, and sponsors who volunteer their time and product, so that we can throw an awesome party AND raise a ton of money for these hard-working organizations,” says Cohen. “We couldn’t do anything without the restaurants and brewers, and their support for the event, community, and organizations is really amazing to see.” Aaron Cohen, Founder, Eat Boston
If you’d like more information about this event, or to schedule any interviews with the organizers or participants, please contact:
Aaron Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-510-9555
Jossie Auerbach, email@example.com, 720-583-5457
More about THE FESTIVAL: Eat Boston’s annual Boston Bacon & Beer Festival has become one of Boston’s premier events and hardest tickets to obtain (this year’s 4th Boston festival sold out it’s 1200 tickets in 3 minutes and the website generated 35K page views the day they went on sale). In 2012, the inaugural Denver Bacon & Beer Festival sold out a week before the event with unprecedented praise from the city’s chefs, brewers, press, and attendees, who called it Denver’s best festival yet. To date, Bacon & Beer Festivals in Boston and Denver have raised just under $100K for citywide hunger-relief and educational programs (including Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Community Servings, Project Angel Heart, and Metro CareRing). It’s time for San Francisco’s thriving food and drink industry to join in the fun—and for the city’s food-related non-profits to benefit from the festivities.
About Sprouts Cooking Club: Sprouts Cooking Club strives to teach Bay-Area children of all socioeconomic backgrounds how to cook, hands-on, with real chefs, using real ingredients, in real restaurants whenever possible. Sprouts is working to fight the phenomenon of alienation from real foods by reintroducing the satisfaction and fun–with farmers, chefs, restaurants and the like–of creating and eating real foods.
About Bison Organic Beer: Founded in 1989, Bison is an artisanal company dedicated to brewing balanced, drinkable beers with an interesting twist. All of Bison’s brews are certified organic to promote sustainable agriculture and green living. Bison strives to lead by example, educating that one need not sacrifice the pleasures of everyday living to be green.
About Eat Boston: Eat Boston conceives and produces unique food events around the country. The events often feature multiple restaurants serving food around a specific ingredient or theme, along with support of local non-profit organizations. Events include the Boston, SF and Denver Bacon and Beer Festivals, Guacaholics Anonymous, Ice Cream Showdown, Tacopocalypse, and the BLT Battle at Sea Karaoke Harbor Cruise.