Wine & Beer Pairing with BACON

I really wanted to do this ‘over-the-top’ write up about pairing bacon with wine and beer. I’ve had it on the back burner for quite some time. But of course, it’s already been done now. It’s not really an original idea anyway. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not an idea I am close to ever being tired of. Of course bacon goes with booze. And now I am going to do what I do best – slap together what I have found from other people who have discovered this wonderous combination into one post.

I really should give credit to a bar in Baltimore, Maryland first. Bad Decisions has themed Beer and Bacon Happy Hour events. And we’re talking about bacon-infused drinks to bacon-inspired food. You need to ‘like’ their page on Facebook if you live in the area so you can keep up with their bacon love.

Rèst-âü-Ránt, in Long Island City, New York, hopped on board with this same idea. They have a Bacon and Beer Happy Hour every first Monday of each month. Includes food specials and bacon cocktails.

But what about pairing with beer and wine? I’m talking about actual pairing based on bacon type and type of beverage. Well, I found some resources who can help.

Paddy Long’s in Chicago, Illinois offers Beer and Bacon Tastings. For only $36 you have two hours of enjoying 5 crafted beers paired with 5 awesome cuts of bacon. Still unsure? You shouldn’t be, but check out Guys Drinking Beer‘s write up on their experience and you will have no doubts.

I, of course, thank Republic of Bacon for their write up on Bacon and Beer pairings. They have a great insight in choosing the right beer and the right bacon: High Class: Bacon and Beer Pairings.

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about the wine fanatics. I found a great article written by Kendra Anderson, with the Denver Westword. She reviews “Four of the Best Bacon-Friendly Wines You’ve Never Tried“.

My wish is to have a simple bacon and wine pairing soon. But if anyone out there decides to try something of their own, please feel free to stop by and let me know what you discovered!



About elle

Crazy cat lady, comic book nerd, and lover of bacon all in one.

Posted on April 21, 2012, in Bacon Experience, Celebrate with Bacon and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Sorry, meant to hit four stars instead of three! I like to pair bacon with sweeter ales like Trippels and porters. Similar to the syrup from your pancakes running into your pile of bacon with breakfast, beers with chocolately or baking spice notes like cinnamon create the perfect mix of salty and sweet. I have a review of a couple perfect East Coast beers that would go well with bacon; the Flying Fish Exit 4 and the Cape May Brewing Chocolate Stout, on my blog if you are interested.

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