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August 5, 2009

Clipper City's Beer & Bacon Fest

kevin baconI love the sound of this.

Check it: From noon-4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 19, the Clipper City Brewery is throwing a Beer & Bacon Fest, complete with "Pyrates, Pigs & Pints."

We're talking more than 15 kinds of bacon, more than 10 kinds of beer, more than 10 restaurants and even some live music. All you can eat and drink is only $40. Details here.

These are a few of my favorite things ...

Clipper City beers are some of the best locally brewed beers around. And bacon needs no introduction. But I did scratch my head a little about the "15+ bacons" bit. Are there really more than 15 different kinds of bacon out there?

I guess there are, if you count bacon from different kinds of animals, like pig bacon and ostrich bacon. But I've always thought of bacon as coming from a pig. I guess it's just another example of my narrow-mindedness.

What does Kevin Bacon have to do with it? Absolutely nothing. But I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing his photo with a post about his namesake. Even if Bacon isn't named after the food, he should be. Or he should at least publicly recognize its awesomeness.

(AP photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:00 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Even if you were looking just at pig bacon, I could see how you could come up with 15 "kinds" of bacon: dry cured, salt cured, uncured, unsmoked, applewood smoke, hickory smoke, mesquite smoke, maple infused, extra-thick-sliced, pepper-crusted, herb crusted, organically raised, grilled, fried, broiled........

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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