Bacon Brew & Que will return to the same venue for the first time ever when it returns to the Tuscaloosa River market in 2018.

The Tuscaloosa River Market on Jack Warner Parkway will host the fifth anniversary of the event on Saturday, August 25. With hot temperatures and pop-up thunderstorms a common part of summer in west Alabama, the event will take the beer and food tasting into a temperature-controlled facility.

And we heard your call for more space so the event this year will also spread out into the parking lot and onto the Riverwalk to give patrons more room to move around and enjoy all of the food and beer. That's one of the main changes coming to the 2018 Bacon Brew & Que.

Once again, the event will also include barbecue dishes along with bacon dishes. Local restaurants will have the chance to bring out either - or both - and serve samples throughout the afternoon. Check out last year's 'People's Choice' winner for best dish.

This year will also feature a greater variety of beer choices. Not only will you be able to try the three local Tuscaloosa breweries, but some of the best breweries around the state will be featured along with select national brands.

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