Updated: Jul 16, 2018
Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival is July 12-15 2018
Bacon Bourbon and Brew is a Festival that brings in a huge crowd. Everyone in the Cincinnati area (and beyond) comes together to celebrate all that is Bacon, Bourbon and Brew.
Festival Dates and Times
Thursday, July 12: 5-11pm
Friday, July 13: 5-11pm
Saturday, July 14: 12-11pm
Sunday, July 15: 12-9pm
The food items are what makes Bacon Bourbon and Brew so well known. From Bourbon Bread Pudding to Chicken Fried Bacon with Gravy, we have it all. This year restaurants such as Delicio Coal Fired Pizza, Pompilios, Mck's Chicks and Ché will be serving up bacon, bourbon and beer related food options. Everything on the menu MUST include either Bacon Bourbon or brew, and most contain more than one of those! Each recipe was hand crafted and taste tested to ensure perfection.
Pancetta Risotto Balls with Bourbon Dipping Sauce
Salmon with Bourbon Maple Glaze over Fried Polenta Cakes
Candied Bacon Prime Rib Cannelloni with a Stout Beer Glaze
Bacon Bourbon Bread Pudding
Bacon Wrapped Steak Skewers
Bacon and Sprout Pizza Slices
Grilled Bourbon Chicken
Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Oreos
Loaded Ribbon Fries with Bacon
Funnel Cakes with Bourbon Cherry Cherry Jubilee
Bacon Wrapped Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Scallops with Pineapple Salsa
PB & J: Peas, Bacon and Jicama Salad
Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork
Bourbon Sliced Brisket
Smoked Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork Nachos
Smoked Bacon Wrapped Dogs
Big Bacon Sandwich
Bacon Wrapped Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana
Chocolate Covered Bacon
Bacon and Dates Empanadas
Beer Korean BBQ Pork Empanadas
Double Bacon and Cheese Empanadas
Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Slices
Coal Fired Wings tossed in Bourbon, Maple, Bacon Glaze
Cheesecake On a Stick wrapped in Bacon and dipped in Chocolate
Bacon loaded Potato Skins
Kentucky Bourbon Cake
Chicken Fried Bacon with Gravy
Pork Belly Mac & Cheese
Bacon Cream Puff with Bourbon Bavarian Filling
Grilled Bacon-Goetta Donut Sandwich with American Cheese
Bacon Chicken Kabobs
Deep Fried Grilled Cheese with Bacon
Goetta Bacon Corn Dog
PB&J + B: Peanut Butter and Jelly + Bacon
Rueben with Bacon
Donut Stuffed with Bourbon Ice Cream and topped with Bacon
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie stuffed with Maple Ice Cream
Double Chocolate Chip Cookie stuffed with a Stout Ice Cream
Cheesecake on a Stick wrapped in Bacon andDipped in Chocolate
Beer cooked Brats
Beer cooked Metts
Deep Fried Bacon wrapped Jalapenos stuffed with Cream Cheese
Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon Sandwiches
Oreo and Nutella Empanadas with Bourbon
The Bourbon Experience
Every year there is a tradition to celebrate Bourbon in the most creative way. This means we draw in the greatest Bourbon Experts we know and have them lead bourbon related activities such as Bourbon Trivia and Bourbon related Classes. The Bourbon Tents will have limited edition Bourbon options such as Jim Beam Master's Distiller's Masterpiece Sherry Cask, Knob Creek 15 Year, Jim Beam Signature Craft Limited Edition Collection High Rye, and more. There is also a Bourbon Bar featuring Bourbons such as Jim Beam Black, Jim Beam Double Oak, Jim Beam Rye, Knob Creek Small Batch and more with Mixers such as Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Ginger Ale, to name a few. You will also have chances to win 2 Jim Beam Distillery Passes at the Bourbon Experience Tent throughout the weekend as giveaway will be occurring often.
Here is the Schedule for The Bourbon Experience
6:30 PM Bourbon Trivia
7:30 PM Jim Beam Promo Team
8:30 PM Bourbon Trivia
Beth Burrows, Jim Beam Ambassador, will be hosting the classes
6:00 PM Bourbon 101
7:30 PM Jim Beam Promo Team
8:00 PM Bourbon and Chocolate Class
9:30 PM Bourbon 101
1:00 PM Bourbon 101
2:30 PM Bourbon and Bacon: Ham Class
4:00 PM Bourbon 101
5:30 PM Bourbon and Chocolates
7:00 PM Jim Beam Promo Team
9:00 PM Bourbon Trivia
1:30 PM Bourbon 101
3:00 PM Bourbon and Chocolates
6:00 PM Bourbon Trivia
Braxton Brewing Co. as Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival Presenting Sponsor
Bacon Bourbon and Brew is presented by Braxton Brewing: "From a humble start, a love for brewing has become an entrepreneurial obsession. Melding technology and tradition, at Braxton ideas are born and fermented. Stay in touch and celebrate everything that's great about the Midwest."
Yuengling, Moerlein, and Millercoors and other breweries will be available as well.
Bacon Bourbon and Brew also features a Brew Haus that will be serving an assortment Craft Beer all weekend long.
It's not a festival without live music. The Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival features the top bands and performs in Cincinnati.
Thursday 5:00-7:30pm • Buzz Bin 8:00-11:00pm • Trailer Park Floosies
Friday 5:00-7:30pm • Model Behavior 8:00-11:00pm • Dog House
Saturday 12:00-3:15pm • Final Order 4:00-7:15pm • Swan 8:00-11:00pm • The Everyday People Band
Sunday 12:00-2:30pm • Zack Attack 3:00-5:30pm • 3 Day Rule 6:00-9:00pm • My Sister Sarah
Everyone is welcome to attend Bacon Bourbon and Brew. However, the festival is aimed at an audience over the age of 21. Therefore, there aren't childrens games or activities. It is recommended to get a babysitter and come out and enjoy the festival!
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