Hot Ticket: The Denver Bacon & Beer Festival Returns in November

The Bacon and Beer Festival returns to Denver for their third year on Sunday, November 16th, and this year’s event looks to be better than ever! Presented by EatBoston and Denver Off The Wagon, this annual festival features everything: Bacon, Beer, and well, that’s pretty much everything. At least, it’s everything that matters.

Denver Bacon and Beer Festival

In all seriousness, the Denver Bacon and Beer Festival is one of our favorite annual festivals, featuring bacon-based dishes from some of our best Denver area restaurants served alongside some wonderful local brews. We attended the festival for the first time last year and it was such a blast we swore we’d never miss it again. The beer selection was top-notch, featuring several selections from each brewery. And the food? Oh Lord, the food! Last year we sampled the gamut of bacon dishes, starting with Oysters with Kombu Cured Bacon and finishing with Bacon Bread Pudding topped with Cap’n Crunch. There was even bacon ice cream! There was so much deliciousness that even with the sample-size portions we wound up with a case of the bacon sweats by the end of the day. It was the best day ever.

Bacon Dessert? Yes please!
Bacon Dessert? Yes, please! Taken at the 2013 Denver Bacon & Beer Festival

This year the festival moves from the Exdo Event Center to The Curtis hotel, an upgrade if only because the festival seemed to have outgrown the space at Exdo. Last year it was elbow to elbow at times, but this year the festival is stretching out over two floors in one room of the Curtis, so you should have plenty of space in-between you and your fellow swine-and-swill loving friends.

If spending an afternoon enjoying countless bacon delicacies and amazing brews makes you feel a little too decadent and over-indulgent, rest assured that you’ll be doing it for a good cause. This year’s proceeds will once again benefit Project Angel Heart and Metro CareRing. That means all those delicious calories are charity, and hardly count. In fact, it would be selfish of you to not go. Don’t be selfish – get your tickets today and come enjoy this boozy bacon fest with us.

Great Craft Beer
Great Craft Beer at the 2013 Denver Bacon & Beer Festival

Denver Bacon & Beer Festival Details

When:  Sunday, 11/16/2014 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Where:  The Curtis, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver CO 80202

Tickets:  General Admission tickets are $46.50, and can be purchased at

The Bacon (participating restaurants so far): bistro c.v., Blackbelly Market, Cap City Tavern, Crowne Plaza Denver, EDGE at the Four Seasons, Glaze by Sasa, Hops and Pie, Ignite!, Jax Fish House Glendale, Jonesy’s Eat Bar, Kachina Grill, Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, Linger & Root Down, Little Man Ice Cream, Lucky Pie, Oskar Blues, Panzano, Project Angel Heart, range, Russell’s Smokehouse, Second Home Kitchen + Bar, Ste Ellie, Sunnyside Burger Bar, The Corner Office Denver, The Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat

The Beer (participating breweries so far): AC Golden, Breckenridge Brewery, Copper Kettle, Crazy Mountain, Crooked Stave, Elevation Beer Company, Epic Brewing, Former Future Brewing Company, Great Divide, Grimm Brothers, Odyssey, Our Mutual Friend, Renegade, River North Brewery, Strange, Wit’s End Brewing Company, Wynkoop

Hope to see you there. Cheers!

We shared this event with you because it’s one of our favorite annual festivals. We have not received anything from the organizers, sponsors or anyone else for our recommendation. 

Pork Belly Heaven
Pork Belly Heaven, from the 2013 Denver Bacon & Beer Festival