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Published on December 18th, 2012 | by Greg


Beer, Bourbon, And BBQ Return: January 26th

Last year, we had a great time at the third annual Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival.

Now, the fun is returning to Manhattan for a fourth year in a row to THE TUNNEL at 608 West 28th Street (corner of 11th & 28th) in West Chelsea on January 26, 2013. The all-you-care-to-taste extravaganza is being held in two sessions: The Bacon Bash Tasting Session Noon – 4pm and The Whole Hog Pig Pickin’ Session 5:30pm – 9:30pm.

A ticket buys each guest a souvenir glass to sample Beer, Bourbon, Moonshine and “all the pleasures that true Southerners live by, Barbeque, Bacon, and Bluegrass. Enjoy a day filled with beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’.”  Taste over 60 different beers and 40 Kentucky bourbons from Master Distillers and Brewers from Internationally renowned breweries. Meet Pitmasters from North Carolina, Maryland and Texas who will offer hands-on demonstrations and tasting classes.

“NYC is one of the most vibrant locations for this event and it’s the kick-of for our 6th Annual World Tour! We invite you to join us for a feast for the eyes, ears, and stomachs – embrace your inner southern hillbilly and enjoy BBQ and Southern cuisine from different food tasting stations. We have a lot to try and taste but guests can also purchase more of their BBQ favorites from pulled pork, ribs, brisket to all the side fixins,” says Nivens, President of the Trigger Agency.

According to the event producers, along with the vast food, spirits and beer tastings, ticket holders can attend seminars in The Tasting Theater featuring rare and precious bourbons from Master Distillers, Brewmasters, and Pit Masters from the deep South.  The atmosphere is finished off with a soundtrack provided by live bluegrass and some of NYC hottest DJ’s plus vendors with hot sauces, BBQ accessories, and even hand rolled cigars are available.

Additional Tasting Theater Sessions are offered and free to all ticket holders with admission on a first come-first serve basis.  Schedule can be found here: http://www.beerandbourbon.com/new-york/schedule

Three ticketing options are available:

Grand Poobah All Access Specialty Tasting Ticket (only 40 available)

Valid for both sessions from noon-9:30 p.m.  $189.00

Souvenir glass, lanyard, hat, unlimited sampling of beer, bourbon, food, and admission to special tasting seminar/class in Tasting Theater.

The Bacon Bash Tasting Session 1 – Tickets:  $109.00

Valid from Noon-4:00 p.m.

Samplings of beer, bourbon, food tasting stations, and bacon sampling.

The Whole Hog Pig Pickin’ – Session 2 – Tickets are $99.00

Valid from:  5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Sample beer, bourbon, food tasting stations, and a pulled pork BBQ dinner plate with two sides or fixin’s. Note that Session Two features the meat of 4 whole hogs served off the bone from different areas of the show.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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