Bacon & Beer with Mac's Local Buys & Civil Life Brewing

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Food & Drink

Event Overview

Simply put, everything is better with bacon. Bacon has all the best things going for it - quick cooking, great texture, smoky, salty and slightly sweet. If you’re a certified or self-proclaimed bacon-a-holic, this experience at Civil Life Brewing is for you. In this class, Chris "Mac" McKenzie of Mac's Local Buys will be teaching this very popular Bacon and Beer class and you will learn the differences between different types of bacon, the chef’s secret for bacon making, cooking and enjoy a bacon banquet and great local beer.

Mac's Local Buys will show you how to turn pork belly into the most delicious bacon you have ever tasted. Learn about the curing and smoking process, taste amazing samples, pick the brains of this local bacon lover and enjoy a night at Civil Life.

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All ages welcome

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Mac's Local Buys

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Chris Mckenzie of Mac's Local Buys strives to provide his customers with locally sourced, all-natural, premium proteins. Chris loves to share his passion for great food (and great beer) with the St. Louis community.

Food. Drink. Friendship.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Meaghann B.
    Reviewed on 02/22/17

    This was a great experience. I have great respect for Mac & what he does. I can't wait to try our first batch of homemade bacon!

    This was a great experience. I have great respect for Mac & what he does. I can't wait to try our first batch of homemade bacon!

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    Casey G.
    Reviewed on 02/22/17

    This class was super informative about making a conscious effort to eat food that is raised respectfully, especially proteins like pig and cow. The pork samples that were home-cured were absolutely delicious and our instructor was very knowledgeable and funny. I would highly recommend people take this that loves food and beer!

    This class was super informative about making a conscious effort to eat food that is raised respectfully, especially proteins like pig and cow. The pork samples that were home-cured were absolutely delicious and our instructor was very knowledgeable and funny. I would highly recommend people take this that loves food and beer!

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    Lindsay D.
    Reviewed on 01/18/17

    This was a fun way to spend a Monday night. There was much more bacon given out to sample that I anticipated based on other people's reviews. I was very full by the end and didn't need to eat dinner afterwards. I am not into bacon as much as most people are, but I still had a good time and enjoyed the samples. I would recommend this class.

    This was a fun way to spend a Monday night. There was much more bacon given out to sample that I anticipated based on other people's reviews. I was very full by the end and didn't need to eat dinner afterwards. I am not into bacon as much as most people are, but I still had a good time and enjoyed the samples. I would recommend this class.

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    Laurel B.
    Reviewed on 02/24/16

    It was wonderful! So much fun.

    It was wonderful! So much fun.

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    Darren S.
    Reviewed on 02/24/15

    Bob and Mac hosted a fun and informative class. I will defiantly be recommending this class. How could you go wrong with beer and bacon!

    Bob and Mac hosted a fun and informative class. I will defiantly be recommending this class. How could you go wrong with beer and bacon!

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    Isaiah S.
    Reviewed on 02/18/15

    Great class! I went with some of my friends and learned more then I ever thought I would about not just types of bacon but how to make it!

    Great class! I went with some of my friends and learned more then I ever thought I would about not just types of bacon but how to make it!

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    Derek N.
    Reviewed on 02/17/15

    An insightful , fun class. Two thumbs up for this class
    Well done guys

    An insightful , fun class. Two thumbs up for this class
    Well done guys

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    Kevin A.
    Reviewed on 01/29/15

    awesome class! Would do it again. Excellent instructors. Prefect venue

    awesome class! Would do it again. Excellent instructors. Prefect venue

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    Romain M.
    Reviewed on 01/20/15

    These guys know their stuff! Great bacon, great beer, great people!
    I am currently curing my first batch of pork belly and I will soon be in homemade bacon heaven...

    These guys know their stuff! Great bacon, great beer, great people!
    I am currently curing my first batch of pork belly and I will soon be in homemade bacon heaven...

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    Mary G.
    Reviewed on 01/15/15

    This was the first class I've taken through Dabble. Best class EVER. Thanks to Bob, Mac, & Jake for making Monday night so interesting and fun.

    This was the first class I've taken through Dabble. Best class EVER. Thanks to Bob, Mac, & Jake for making Monday night so interesting and fun.

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    Kelly M.
    Reviewed on 01/13/15

    Mac and Bob were awesome. Great energy! The bacon was fantastic! The crowd was just as fantastic as the bacon. I left the class with cheek aches from so much smiling and a few new friends. Good times!

    Mac and Bob were awesome. Great energy! The bacon was fantastic! The crowd was just as fantastic as the bacon. I left the class with cheek aches from so much smiling and a few new friends. Good times!

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    Lance A.
    Reviewed on 01/13/15

    I wasn't able to take the class as my friend who was trying to get into the class wasn't able to. Great idea for a class though.

    I wasn't able to take the class as my friend who was trying to get into the class wasn't able to. Great idea for a class though.

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    Amy P.
    Reviewed on 01/13/15

    The class was awesome. I am so excited to do several things I took away from this class-make my own bacon, get some great stuff from Macs and try out Byrd and Barrel when it opens!!!

    The class was awesome. I am so excited to do several things I took away from this class-make my own bacon, get some great stuff from Macs and try out Byrd and Barrel when it opens!!!

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    Ella H.
    Reviewed on 01/13/15

    Awesome class with tons of information on the science of curing - and more importantly, tons of BACON!

    Awesome class with tons of information on the science of curing - and more importantly, tons of BACON!

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