Co-hosted by Bison Organic Beer, Eat Boston and Oakland Grown, the Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival is a one-day event with gourmet bites from more than two dozen Bay Area chefs paired with craft beer samples from 25 local breweries.

Inspired by the success of last year’s San Francisco Bacon and Beer Festival, organizers are moving across the bay on March 9 with proceeds going to Oakland Grown, a Sustainable Business Alliance program that aims to promote local economy and community.

For $40 a ticket festival-goers at Jack London Square can try bacon-based small plates from the likes of Grease Box, Lungomare and Boca Nova. The beer list includes local favorites like Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, Sierra Nevada and Pyramid Brewing Co.

Examples of Oakland Grown members giving back include Berkeley’s Bison Brewing growing hops in Oakland community gardens for a limited edition beer that benefits Victory Garden and artisanal charcuterie Zoe’s Meats partnering with local schools to set up gardens and programs geared toward teaching sustainability and healthful eating.

Bacon vendors:
Bacon Bacon
21st Amendment
Boca Nova
Boucherie Meats
Chunky Pig
Common Fare Foods
Fist of Flour Pizza Co
Grand Lake Kitchen
Grease Box
Memphis Minnie’s
Native Baking Company
Phatt Matt’s BBQ
Powered by Pork
Pyramid Alehouse
Sweet Bar Bakery
Terrace Room
The Whole Beast
Tina Tamale
Zoe’s Meats

21st Amendment
Anchor Brewing
Black Diamond
Drakes Brewing
Firestone Walker
Golden Road
Half Moon Bay
HenHouse Brewing Company
Iron Springs
Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery
Mendocino Brewing Co
Peak Organic Beer
Pyramid Brewing Co
Sierra Nevada
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
Tiogia Seqoia
Trummer Pils
Uncommon Brewers

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