It was Baconfest in Sacramento this week. Restaurants all over Sacramento added bacon galore to their menus, had cookoffs and competitions for who cooks the best bacon dish, and put on events surrounding all things bacon. One of the events was organized by Hook & Ladder and it was a beer and bacon bus tour. The deal was a beer at 3 local breweries and bites from food trucks at 2 of the 3 stops.
We all met at the restaurant and they loaded us up into a lovely party bus of sorts. We all got a Two Rivers hard cider to make the journey to the first brewery nice and smooth ?
Our first stop was at Berryessa Brewing Company.
It is lovely out there! The weather on Saturday was crisp, but nice and sunny so it made drinking their Saison super easy. They have yard jenga and corn hole to play with and are very family-friendly. There was a little stand where we ordered some food. The loaded mac & cheese was pretty good! Pulled pork, bacon, cheese.
We moved onto Bike Dog in West Sacramento next. It’s a small tap room on Industrial Blvd. One of those “blink and you’ll miss it,” type places. I stuck with Saisons all day and Bike Dogs did not disappoint. And they have skeeball in the back! The food truck they had out there was ON POINT. Some of the best bacon brussles sprouts I have ever had.
Our last stop of the day was to the Natomas branch of Track 7. It is enormous out there! The guy that brought me our Growler skateboarded to and from the storage areas.
We enjoyed our beers and made some Zodiac discoveries. For example, my husband and I are one seriously explosive match, but my best friend and I should be married. So far, it is working out beautifully for all involved!
And then we were done! A day of drinking good, local beer and eating some serious grub kicked my butt. But it was well worth it. Till next year Baconfest!