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Photos: A Snow-Pork-Alypse at the Bacon and Beer Classic

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A little spring storm didn't deter pork and porter pros on Saturday; the Bacon and Beer Classic hosted two sessions in the chilly main concourse of Sports Authority Field at Mile High with beers from nearly fifty Colorado breweries and pig-based eats from more than thirty restaurants, food trucks and catering companies.

While it was wet and windy outside, more than 4,000 ticket holders kept warm inside with everything from beer-infused marshmallows to octopus BLTs. For more photos, see our complete slideshow.

Awards were also given for the best food and beers at both sessions. Here are the results:

Best Dish Overall
240 Sweet's Happy Hour on a Stick (a beer-infused marshmallow toasted and dipped in bacon bits, chocolate and pretzel crumbs)

Best Dishes — Afternoon Session

Best Sweet Dish: 240 Sweet's Happy Hour on a Stick
Best Savory Dish: Street Frites' 16-hour smoked pulled pork with jicama and apple slaw and beer-bacon mustard barbecue sauce
People's Choice: Colorado Pig Rig's house-cured, hickory-smoked bourbon-and-cider-braised bacon with quinoa and orange segments

Best Dishes — Evening Session
Best Sweet Dish: Syrup's crack bacon
Best Savory Dish: A Spezzare's char sui bacon taco with bok choy slaw
People's Choice: First Draft Taproom's Citra hop and ginger bacon with rhubarb caramel drizzle

Best Beers
Best IPA or Pale Ale: WeldWerks Brewing Steambarrel IPA
Best Stout, Porter or Dark Beer: Wonderland Brewing Cuban Imperial Stout
Best Amber, Brown or Lager: Little Machine Brewing Coffee Double Brown
Best Cider or Sour Beer: CO-Brew Sour Blonde Ale
Best Belgian, Saison or Wheat Beer: Diebolt Brewing Perk French Coffee Saison

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