If you live in Chicago, you know the Wirtz name.   This pre-eminent family has done amazing things for our city.  Last year, they brought the Stanley Cup home with an astounding display of Blackhawk prowess.  This year, they’re also helping us to bring our liquor game to a new level with a Cocktail & Beer Megastation at all three sessions of Baconfest Chicago.

They’ve partnered with the following brands to make sure that Baconfest ticket holders have more choices than ever before for beverages at the event.

Templeton Rye will serve the Rusty Doorhinge, a delicious concoction of rye, Carpano Antico, orange and lemon.
Wirtz Craft spirit specialists will debut a delicious Pisco cocktail with the fine products of Campo De Encanto.
With the help of Del Maguey, we’ll have an original mezcal cocktail on offer.
 If you’ve never tried Scottish Gin, Baconfest is the place to be, thanks to Caorunn Gin.
 Beer lovers can enjoy Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair NWPA and Black Butte Porter.

We’re very grateful to Wirtz and all their partners for helping us to make 2014 the booziest Baconfest ever!

 

 

 

 

 

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Wirtz Beverage Illinois is the state’s oldest and most established distributor. Since beginning operations out of a single warehouse in 1946, the company has grown to become the flagship distributor of the Wirtz Beverage Group. Today, Wirtz Beverage Illinois reaches every corner of the state, utilizes the most innovative technology and employs the industry’s most knowledgeable sales force.

What began in a single warehouse has developed into a modern sales and distribution business with outposts nationwide working every day to serve the customer, the consumer and the Wirtz Beverage partners better.

The Wirtz family, led by patriarch Arthur, acquired its first wine & spirit distributorship in 1945. By embracing innovation and driving top-line growth time and again, the company has grown exponentially in every market it has entered.  In fact, Wirtz Beverage was the first to embark on a multi-state operation that has now become the industry standard.