There are few things I enjoy more in life than bacon and beer. If you thrown in some music and a beautiful day, I am pretty much in heaven. This past Saturday the hubs and our neighbor Heather headed to the Frederick Fairgrounds for the Beer Bacon Music Festival and it was a blast. A portion of the proceeds went to support 22NeedsAFace, a non-profit organizations which helps to combat and raise awareness of the suicide rate amongst our service members. According to statistics, 22 service members suffering from PTSD seek to end their own lives each day. You can read a little more about 22NeedsAFace and their plan of attack here.
Approximately 60 breweries participated in BBM with over 150+ brew varieties! We purchased the penny sampler tickets which yes…meant we could sample beers for a PENNY! In addition, every 30 minutes a brewery would have a ‘rare tapping’ tasting. There was a bacon bar with different types of the greasy, crispy goodness which included; apple smoked, jalapeno, pecan (my fav!) and cracked pepper bacons. In addition there were a ton of bacon-y vendors handing out unique bacon incorporated samples such as: bacon JAM and bacon chocolate.. can you say YUM!? Various kinds of music played throughout the day, my favorite was a little Johnny Cash cover while relaxing in the shade. What a great time for a great cause. Just another reason why I love my hometown of Frederick, MD! Check out some pictures of our afternoon at BBM below!