Beer Festivals And Events
RHBC hosts a number of events and festivals each year.
Winter Beer Share RHBC partners with local home brewers and they share information on their recipes and techniques.
Home Brew Festival Open to the public and each paying visitor is given a glass and an opportunity to taste the wares of the brewers. Live music and festival atmosphere. Halloween Party Happens each year in October with the seasonal specialty Pumpkin Beer being on offer.
RHBC Beer Run This fun event occurs three times a year with beer stops along the 5 km run.
Beer Launches each time RHBC launches a new brew Niall Cook, the Master Brewer, presents the beer to enthusiasts on a Friday afternoon.
Bacon & Brew Pairings
Beer Pairing: Chief Nutimus Honey Saison A mixed grain farmhouse ale dosed with Sandts local wildflower honey and hopped with Motueka and Nelson Sauvin. Bone dry, effervescent with nuanced flavors of white wine and floral orange blossom honeycomb.
Beer Pairing: Bangor Slate Baltic Porter 8.4% ABV- 2018 GABF Bronze Medal and 2018 World Beer Cup Gold Medal winning Baltic Porter. Toasty and warming with flavors of licorice and raisins. Roasty without being burnt.
Beer Pairing: Lief Belgian Ale 5% ABV- A session ale brewed with Belgian yeast, whirlpooled with ginger, lemongrass, chamomile, and Motueka hops. Notes of Lemon/Lime citrus back with a earthy herbal spice. Light, Refreshing and crushable.
Beer Pairing: Seven Spirits Pumpkin Ale 5.3% abv. Amber ale brewed with pumpkins and pumpkin pie spices.
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North Country Smokehouse – The Official Bacon of NH Bacon & Beer Festival
Go get some
As one of the Americas few remaining, family-owned smokehouses, North Countrys mission is to hand craft premium, artisanal smoked meats through culinary excellence, exceptional animal care standards, and respect for the land.
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As A Reminder This Is The Only Place To Purchase Tickets For The Nh Bacon & Beer Festival
The 7th annual NH Bacon & Beer Festival returns Saturday, June 3, 2023, to the Anheuser-Busch fields in Merrimack NH. This year, the High Hopes Foundation celebrates 40 YEARS of providing life-enhancing experiences to New Hampshire’s chronically and terminally ill children, so join us in making the dreams of New Hampshire children come alive! Bacon & Beer is our primary fundraiser, celebrating greasy, fatty, savory bacon alongside the endless possibilities of incredible craft brews. Over the past 8 years, this event has raised more than $600,000, helping hundreds of families throughout the state.
- New Hampshire’s largest sampling fest with 60 craft brewers , 20 bacon samplers and 25 pulled pork samplers!
- The Pulled Pork People’s Choice Contest returns, featuring more than 25 BBQ teams offering pulled pork samples — vote on your favorite!
- Visit a variety of dessert and merchandise vendors, so bring money to spend!
- On-site ticket prices increase from $15-25 per ticket, IF they are still available when gates open.
Great brews, awesome bacon and BBQ dishes, and live music will make for an incredible day of fun to celebrate the High Hopes Foundation’s 40th Anniversary! We all need a little hope for the future, so thank you for your continued support of New Hampshire’s kids and come join us this year!
2023 MUSIC PROVIDED BY THE SLAKASGet social and connect with us for event updates!
*** Individual beer will not be available for purchase in the Event field ***
Nh Bacon & Beer Festival
High Hopes Foundation is excited to announce that the 7th annual Bacon & Beer Festival will return to Merrimack, NH on June 3, 2023! For 40 years, High Hopes Foundation has provided life-enhancing experiences and medical equipment to New Hampshire’s terminally and chronically ill children. Bacon & Beer is our primary fundraiser, celebrating greasy, fatty, savory bacon alongside the endless possibilities of well-crafted brews.
This year we are on track for our biggest event yet: 60+ craft brewers , 25 bacon samples, and the Pulled Pork Peoples Choice Contest returns with 25+ pulled pork samplers. We hope you will join us!
Great brews, awesome bacon dishes and live music will make for a perfect day of fun! We all need a little hope for the future, so thank you for your continued support of High Hopes Foundation and helping us make the dreams of New Hampshire children come alive!
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Something To Look Forward To In 202: Mo Bacon And Bourbon Festival
Each remaining Thursday in December, we’ll peek over the fence to 2023 and a unique event to look forward to in the new year.
What: MO Bacon and Bourbon Festival
When: Saturday, Feb. 4
Where: Bur Oak Brewing Company, 8250 N. Tradewinds Parkway
What’s worth looking forward to: It’s right there in the name, isn’t it? One of Columbia’s signature breweries invites the public through its doors for not only bacon and bourbon but “bacon treats, fine spirits, cocktails, beer and live music,” according to the event website.
The event is presented by Missouri Pork Association, who promises “unlimited samples” and that proceeds will benefit Central Missouri Honor Flight, an organization whose mission is to transport veterans to Washington D.C. memorials. More info will come as the February date draws closer.
Tickets: $40 general admission $20 for a no-alcohol designated driver pass
Bacon Festival And Events Directory
Welcome to the largest, most comprehensive list of more than 50 of the best bacon festivals, beer and bacon events, cook-offs, dinners, conventions, educational events, tours, and even special holidays like National Bacon Lovers Day in the U.S.
This directory includes the latest information for bacon fest 2023 events, sorted according to date.
Were excited to connect in person with our favorite community of BENSA members and bacon lovers in the days ahead!
Were constantly updating this directory, so please contact us if you discover new bacon festivals or think we should check out an event.
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Tap Room And Beer Tasting
Our Tap Room is right next to our brewery and serves our awesome brews fresh from the fermenters. The Tap Room team are knowledgeable and friendly and will happily tell you all about each beer.
Situated in a rustic court yard with a tented canopy and wood fired heaters, our Tap Room has as much atmospheres as our brews have character. If beer is not your thing, our bar boasts a vast array of selected craft gins, expertly garnished to your taste.
We are also surrounded by a couple of great eateries and tasty snacks and meals can be ordered from their roving staff.
About Richmond Hill Brewing Company
Established in 2015 with a 50 liter nano system, we have grown and matured into a brewery that takes great pride in the sessionality and flavor of our brews.
Our early success with our flagship beer, the Car Park John amber ale, has given us the confidence to produce a wide range of over the top, bespoke and seasonal beers some of which have won national awards.
Thanks to a growing demand our brewery expanded significantly and relocated to its present location. Our canning line ensures that our brews delivered fresh and with all the flavor we envisioned when we prepared our beloved recipes.
Shortly after opening a new brewery and due to popular demand, we opened our tap room.
Niall Cook, Master Brewer says, Our beers are designed not just for easy drinking but also to evoke deep emotions you never knew you had.
We are not only about beer. All craft beverages are our bread and butter so come and enjoy our hard lemonade, Jane Doe, or our range of Wawu Tonics which pair perfectly with our own berry infused London Dry Gin, Pretty Poison.
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Thank You To Our Host Anheuser
Embedded in the scenic New England countryside, the Merrimack New Hampshire breweryprovides a stunning location for our event. Bacon & Beer will take place on outdoor fields and lawns, while VIP attendees will also have access to the Biergarten restrooms.
Find them on Facebook at The Biergarten Merrimack
Nh Bacon & Beer Festival Details
THIS IS A CHARITY BREWFEST EVENT
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 1:30pm to 4:30pm
This is the 7th year of NH Bacon & Beer Festival and our biggest and best event yet!! 60+ craft brewers , 25 bacon samples, and the NEW Pulled Pork Peoples Choice Contest with 25+ pulled pork samplers returns!
VIP and General Admission ticket holders will be issued a keepsake sampling glass with continuous 3.5 oz pours. VIPs can purchase individual beers inside the Biergarten VIP Lounge but must consumer the beer before leaving.
Local restaurants, food trucks and catering companies will share food samples that contain bacon, while they last vote on your favorite! Some bacon samplers will sell larger servings after they have exhausted their free samples.
The Peoples Choice Pulled Pork Contest returns and takes place Saturday afternoon, featuring 25+ competition BBQ teams from throughout the Northeast, offering pulled pork samples while they last vote on your favorite!
Event held rain or shine.
21+ Event NO children or pets will be allowed into the event area.
NO backpacks or large bags will be allowed only small purses or fanny packs, which may be subject to search.
NO outside alcohol or weapons of any kind may be brought in.
Folding camp chairs are allowed to be set up in front of the Music Stage. Chairs may not be larger than 3×3 in size.
Location: Anheuser-Busch Brewery Outdoor Fields, 221 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack NH
Music: This years event will feature The Slakas
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Live Music All Day From The Slakas
The Slakas are a 5-piece Nashua-based classic/modern rock, high energy cover band that has been playing local venues & events in the southern NH area since 2004. They cover a wide variety of artists such as Led Zeppelin, Heart, Journey, Bad Company, Donna Summer, Luke Bryan, Pearl Jam and many more, and will get you up on your feet dancing and singing along!
About Nh Bacon & Beer Festival
7th Annual Bacon & Beer Festival is a fundraiser organized by High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire One day celebrating greasy, fatty, savory goodness of bacon, alongside the endless possibilities of flavors that have come to define well-crafted beer. We feature local restaurants and brewers to a capacity crowd, all for a good cause.
For 40 years, High Hopes Foundation has provided Life-enhancing Experiences to New Hampshire’s terminally and chronically ill children. Our guiding principle is to make hope happen. Learn more at www.HighHopesFoundation.org.
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