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International Bacon Day

08-28-2013

International Bacon Day

 

 

 


It is time to gear up – not only for Labor Day but for International Bacon Day! According to Wikipedia, International Bacon Day occurs the Saturday before Labor Day so go out buy some cured pig meat and eat up. While you are feasting , check out this infographic featuring fun facts about bacon. Some of my favorites include the following.

 

Bacon cures hangovers.


Bacon contains six types of umami.


The infographic also asserts that September 3 is actually International Bacon Day, which is confusing. It is probably best to celebrate the holiday on both dates to be sure.


Now, we've got the bacon so let's add the beer! Here are a few suggested beer pairings to go along with side, or entire plate, of bacon.


Sam Adams Octoberfest

Light-bodied enough to let the bacon take center stage. Slightly sweet caramel malt notes work nicely with saltiness of the bacon while the crisp finish and slight hop bitterness refreshes the palette.


Shiner Bock

This full-bodied, amber-colored brew acts as a mellow component that balances the strong bacon flavor.


Brooklyn Brown

The rich caramel flavors work well with smoked and cured bacon flavors, while the malt character is strong enough to withstand the bacon's strong flavor profile.

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