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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival & Left Hand Brewery

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)


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Organized by the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival and Left Hand Brewery, B.L.T. is a new event celebrating three Iowa favorites: sweet corn, B.L.T.s and cold beer. It will take place under the canopy at Brenton Skating Plaza on August 5 from 5 - 9 pm.  The event will also celebrate Left Hand Brewing bringing their award winning series of beers to Iowa.

Your ticket includes:

  • One (1) B.L.T.– This handful of joy is prepared by Café di Scala with six pieces of bacon from Berkwood Farms and Des Moines Bacon Company, lettuce from Grade A Gardens, Tomatoes from Butcher Crick Farms, and bread from South Union
  • Two (2) Ears of Corn – These ears will be picked fresh in the morning by Mott’s Family Farms then smothered in your choice of Iowa butter or the family’s famous bacon butter
  • Four (4) 8oz Beer Samples – For the first time in Iowa history, Left Hand Brewing Company will share its award-winning series of beers with Iowans (including Milk Stout Nitro...which pairs perfectly with bacon and corn)!
  • Live Music performed by Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, Iowa’s favorite bluegrass group

The BLT event is for individuals age 21 and older, will run from 5-9 pm and additional beer will be available for purchase.  Only 1,000 non-refundable tickets will be sold for this rain or shine event. 

When & Where

Brenton Skating Plaza
520 Robert D. Ray Dr
Des Moines, IA 50309

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival & Left Hand Brewery

The Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival, recognized as the “Mecca of all baconfests”, takes place annually in Des Moines, IA.  Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the one-of-a-kind celebration offers participants: extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen, bacon awards, live entertainment and bacon fellowship.


Left Hand Brewery is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 21 Great American Beer Festival medals, 9 World Beer Cup awards, and 6 European Beer Star awards. Famous for their Nitro series, Left Hand Brewery was the first craft brewery to release a bottled Nitrogenated beer.  Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 28 states. “Sometimes you’re not in the mood for what everyone else is having.”

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