Bacon Brew & Que returns to Tuscaloosa in August and tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual event.

Patrons should expect a few changes from years past. First, the addition of barbecue dishes to the bacon-inspired samples will give you an opportunity to try more food from local restaurants. Second, the beer list will be even longer in 2017 and will include the Tuscaloosa breweries along with many others from around the state. Third, this year the food and drink tastings will take place indoors at the Tuscaloosa River Market, which will give patrons a break from the heat.

The event is set for August 26, which is the weekend before the college football season kicks off. Doors will open at 2 p.m. for VIPs only. They'll have access to the food and beer for the first 90 minutes. General admission will begin at 3:30 p.m. and last until the event ends at 6 p.m.

There are three different ticket options this year, which you can see below.

Ticket options

VIP ($55) - Includes early entry into Bacon, Brew & Que at 2:00pm. Free T-shirt, official sample glass and access to all beer and food samples. **There are a limited number of VIP tickets and they won't be sold on the day of the event. 

General Admission ($40) - Admission into Bacon, Brew & Que at 3:30pm. Includes a sample glass and access to all beer and food samples. **This ticket price will increase to $50 at the gate. 

Designated Driver ($10) - Access to food samples only from 2:30-5:00 on Saturday.