During porcine prohibition, pigs were trafficked only in the dead of night, while rib slabs had to be served in inconspicuous cereal bowls. Celebrate once-forbidden potables and porkables with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get one regular admission to Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival on January 29 at La.venue in Manhattan. Choose between the following theme and time options:
- Bacon Bash Session: 12 p.m.–4 p.m.
- Whole Hog Session: 5:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
One ticket to this smorgaspork allows a guest unlimited samples of more than 60 beers and 40 bourbons (while supplies last), a souvenir tasting glass, and access to numerous pig-culled foods amid a soundtrack of live bluegrass tunes. The bacon session features various offerings of gourmet pork-belly products from around the country; the whole-hog affair showcases pulled pork in all its succulent goodness, complete with a barbecue-bean-eating contest judged by a hungry beanstalk giant. The massive drink menu includes smooth and full-bodied bourbons such as the popular Knob Creek and Maker's Mark, as well as a variety of single-barrel batches and rarer brands. For the malt and hops lover, the fest also boasts an array of satisfyingly sophisticated beers, such as Brewery Ommegang Witte, Radeberger Pilsner, and Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale. These are all tentative selections, so check back a few weeks before the show for a finalized beer and bourbon listing.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Forty varieties of bourbon and 60 beer draughts flow freely from taps into souvenir glasses, slaking thirsty throats with unlimited sips as guests tear through smoky meat concoctions at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival's tasting stations. Once stuffed with ribs, brisket, and sausage, attendees can retire to the tasting theater to take in a seminar from pit masters and gourmet chefs on preparing fine barbecue or brewing stellar bourbon. Live rock, blues, and bluegrass bands set the airwaves quivering from the main stage with wailing tunes or announcements drawn in barbecue sauce. A cigar tent provides a smoky haven for puffing on fine tobacco products, and big-screen TVs beam the latest sports action directly into eyeballs.
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