First ever Beer & Bacon Bash set for Jan. 30

The inaugural Beer and Bacon Bash Kickoff to the Super Bowl, sponsored by the Langdon Retail Committee and the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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Posted on 1/25/14

By Lee Coleman

Tickets to the event, similar to Langdon’s Wine Walk, are $20 and can be purchased at Choice Financial Bank, Farmers & Merchants State Bank and Sporty’s Bar.

“We wanted to do something similar to the Wine Walk,” said co-chairperson Lacey Klingbeil. “We wanted to get more males involved so we picked the guys’ brains to see what they wanted and guys like beer and guys like bacon.”

The event will begin at Sporty’s with registration and there will be 19 stops along the way until the Bash concludes at Eagles.

There, all participants with a completed Pig Pass will receive a beer mug that changes colors depending on the temperature of the beer.

The Passes will be entered into a drawing for door prizes with the grand prize being a ‘Kegerator’ sponsored by Cobblestone Inn and Suites and the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce.

A participant must be 21 years or older and must be present at Eagles to claim the prizes.

Along the way, participants will be able to sample new and different brands of beer while enjoying samples of appetizers made with bacon.

“There will be seasonal or other beers that maybe you haven’t tasted,” said Klingbeil. “There will be a lot of imports, ales and stuff like that.”

Hopefully, Klingbeil said, there will be recipe cards available for participants to take home.

“We want to incorporate this with the Super Bowl,” she said. “They’ll print off recipes so participants will have new ideas for the Super Bowl and new beers to try.”

Klingbeil said a part of the proceeds will go to Senior Meals and Services while pointing out the importance of recognizing the efforts of hard working men in the community.

“The Wine Walk was pretty much all women,” she explained. “We’re just trying to get more people out in the community.”

“We know it is January but a lot of farmers can’t do a lot of stuff because they are always in the field in the summer.”

“This is a way to give back to all the guys that have to work all year long.”

Co-chairperson Amber Sperling said the idea for the event came from other communities and it was decided to give it a try and see what happened.

“It has been fun planning it and we’ve had a lot of support from the businesses,” said Sperling, also the Committee Chairperson for the Relay for Life.

“We took some ideas from the Wine Walk and researched some new ideas of different beers and came up with the plan.”

Klingbeil said the event is open to men and women and just wants everyone to have a good time.

“We want people to come out and enjoy themselves,” she said. “There are not a lot of events for men.

“Since we have farmers and other hard working men in the community that put in their time, we want them to come out and have a good time.”