12:00 - Doors open for Session 1


12:30pm - A Goose Island & 10 Barrel Brewing Tasting Seminar Join the team from Anhuser Busch for a tasting of these great breweries. You don't want to miss this seminar to kick off the day at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival! 

1:15pm - SweetWater Brewing  SweetWater’s second and current location is in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to Ansley Park, in the Armour Circle Industrial Park just off of Piedmont and Monroe. The boys saved all of their pennies to buy the 25,000 square feet of brewing goodness and smack in the middle of all the action. Since the company began we’ve wanted to be closer to our homes, the bars and stores that sell our beer, and all the good folks that drink it. Fortunately seven years of great growth gave the company that opportunity. We learned a lot from that location and left all those mistakes behind as we built our new home. SweetWater Brewing Company has been here since 2004 and it feels good to be settled in. Our new home has enough capacity to brew 400,000 barrels of beer a year (A few more years at this rate.)

Heaven Hill Distilleries

2:00pm - Tasting Seminar: Heaven Hill Distilleries’ Characters of Bourbon featuring a tasting of Larceny Wheated Bourbon, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Elijah Craig Small Batch and Henry McKenna 10 Year bottled in Bond.

2:00 - Bacon Eating Contest
Do you have what it takes to crush some serious pounds of bacon in a timed race against other bacon fanatics of Manhattan, NY? Join us over by the DJ for this great contest!

event image of bacon eating

 Hugh Sisson from Heavy Seas

3:00 - Heavy Seas Tasting
with Hugh Sisson.
Join Hugh in the
Tasting Theater for a tasting of some
of Heavy Seas great beers. Heavy Seas
Beer is located in Baltimore, MD and has a mission to craft well-balanced, full bodied beers using a combination of traditional and avant-garde brewing methods.  Get the chance to taste some of their newest styles on the market!

3:40 - Last call for alcohol

3:45 - Stop pouring alcohol

4:00 - Session 1 ends


4:00 - Grand Poobah Meat-A-Rama Session

Join us in the Tasting Theater for an amazing Grand Poobah tasting session.



5:30 - Grand Poobah tasting ends


5:30 - Doors open for Session 2

Dan Garrison

6:00pm - Dan Garrison, Proprietor and Distiller, Garrison Brothers Distillery, will be joining us to sample some of his great products. In 2004, Dan Garrison walked away from a financially rewarding but volatile career as a software marketing professional to go get Whiskey Bent! A lifetime lover of straight bourbon, Garrison was reading a newspaper story about another Texas vodka.
He wondered aloud to his wife why anyone would make that crap when they could make Bourbon. She replied, “As much of that stuff as you drink, maybe you should. We’d probably save money.” Two weeks later, he was in Kentucky.

6:45pm - Sam Adams The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life in his kitchen. That beer was aptly named Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation's great founding fathers, a man of independent mind and spirit. Today, The Boston Beer Company brews more than 60 styles of beer. It relentlessly pursues the development of new styles and the perfection of classic beers by searching the world for the finest ingredients. For more information, please visit



7:30 - Coney Island Brewing
Located at 1904 Surf Avenue on Coney Island, Coney Island Brewery brews a variety of rotating beers all inspired by the spirit, flavor and romance that is Coney Island. The brewery also offers tours, tastings, merchandise and an outdoor beer garden. Visit for hours, tour schedules, beer lists, as well as where to find it on draft and in bottles throughout NYC and beyond.

7:30 - Bacon Eating Contest
Do you have what it takes to crush some serious pounds of bacon in a timed race against other bacon fanatics of Manhattan, NY? Join us over by the DJ for this great contest!

Bacon on Grill


8:30 - WHOLE HOG BUTCHERING DEMO Chef Matthew Katakis and Chef Orlando Sanchez, the Pit Masters and Master Butchers of the renowned "Butcher Bar," in Astoria, Queens and will demonstrate how to break down a whole Pig!  Guests will be given goody bags of butchered piggy parts!


9:10 - Last call for alcohol

9:15 - Stop pouring alcohol

9:30 - Session 2 ends



**Subject to change.