Drum roll…. the results are in!
The Bacon and Beer Classic returned to Safeco Field in Seattle for its third straight year! The stadium was packed with bacon, beer, games, and more bacon, oh and let’s not forget about the epic Bacon Eating Contest (photos below, don’t miss that one).
For those that missed this event, over 100+ craft brews and 30+ original bacon-infused dishes from Seattle’s top chefs and restaurants participated in the bacon classic. Restaurants include but not limited to Uli’s Famous Sausage, Pyramid Breweries, Rhein Haus, Ivars, Hard Rock Cafe, Eureka!, Bavarian Meats, Duke’s Chowder House, Blue C, Seattle Salads, Dumpling Tzar and more!
A panel of tastemakers in Seattle have rated both sips and dishes for the afternoon and evening sessions. Bacon and Beer Classic Trivia: The restaurant awarded the Best Overall Bacon Dish will go on to compete in the 2016 World Food Championships in Kissimmee, Florida.
Let’s get to it!
Best Savory Dish: Uli’s Famous Sausage’s Morsel Biscuits with Bacon Sausage Gravy and Bourbon Honey Braised Pork Belly
Best Sweet Dish: Hard Rock Cafe’s Twist and Shout Shake
People’s Choice: Bavarian Meats’ Bacon Sausage
Best Savory Dish: Dumpling Tzar’s Russian Dumplings with Bacon Jam
Best Sweet Dish: Carter’s Chocolates’ Maple Bacon Ice Cream
People’s Choice: Kraken Congee’s Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Cornick and Bacon on Iugaw
Best Overall Dish: Kraken Congee’s Pork Belly Adobo with Garlic Cornick and Bacon on Iugaw
BEER CATEGORY WINNERS
Best IPA: Wild Ride Brewing’s Electri-Fly IPA and Aslan Brewing Co.’s FIFA Belgian IPA
Best Pale Ale: Worthy Brewing’s Prefunk Pale Ale
Best Red or Brown Beer: Snoqualmie Falls Brewing’s Bunghole Double Brown
Best Dark Beer: Ballast Point Brewing’s Commodore American Stout
Best Wheat Beer or Lager: Bainbridge Brewing’s Bainbridge Blonde
Best Fruit, Spiced or Sour Beer: Radeberger Gruppe’s Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen
Best Cider: NV Cider’s Watermelon Pear