Well Bacon-Nation,

The Illinois Pork Producers Association and Baconfest Chicago are pleased to announce Goose Island Brewery as the newest member of the Baconfest Chicago Sponsor family.

On April 9th at the UIC Forum, they will be pouring the following Goose Island brews:

Matilda (Baconfest Andre’s personal favorite!!),

Pere Jacques

Pepe Nero

What else is there to say?  HUZZAH to the entire Goose Island family for joining us to celebrate bacon and for their support of our charity beneficiary THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY!

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About Goose Island Brewery:

Founded in 1988, Goose Island is one of the Midwest’s first craft breweries, and is acclaimed for creating world-class ales made with the pure waters of Lake Michigan and the highest quality Midwestern malts.  Goose Island has captivated the hearts, imaginations and palettes of beer drinkers with award winning ales – including 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Honkers Ale, India Pale Ale, Matilda, Pere Jacques, Sofie, and a wide variety of seasonal, draft only and barrel-aged releases including Bourbon County Brand Stout, the original bourbon barrel aged beer.

About Baconfest Chicago:

On April 9, 2011, 2000 ticketed guests will come together at the UIC Forum to celebrate bacon at the second annual Baconfest Chicago.  Over 50 celebrated chef-sponsors will provide tasting portions of creative bacon-inspired dishes.  An assortment of liquor sponsors will provide bacon-themed beverages to compliment these dishes.  Over twenty bacontrepreneurs will sample and sell bacon merchandise in the Baconfest Vendor Expo.  The event will feature the presentation of the Golden Rasher awards, the “Oscars” of bacon.  The Greater Chicago Food Depository will run a non-perishable food-drive at the event and will receive a portion of the ticket proceeds.  More information about the event and the organization can be found at www.baconfestchicago.com.