In a serendipitous event that most probably was not planned, Saturday is also the date of the annual Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Municipal Auditorium. Although the VIP tickets have already sold out, regular tickets are still available for the regular session from 2 to 6 p.m. The VIPs who jumped early on the tickets will have a two hour head start on you, but there should be plenty of pork and beverages for everyone.
Over 60 beers and 40 bourbons will be available for tasting, and several pitmasters are bringing the hogs to soak up all those delicious "samples." Pace yourself, people. Nobody likes a fan who's sloppy before the game even starts.
In addition to the three Bs, there will also be specialty food purveyors offering sauces and cheeses, so maybe you can even do a little holiday shopping. If bourbon's not your thing, there will also be the full component of Firefly Vodka products to sip on.
The fun ends at 6 and the big game doesn't start until 7, so you should have plenty of time to cab it home in time for kickoff. For tickets and more information about the festival, visit the official website.
p.s. There's a good chance that Bama and LSU may rematch on the same weekend next year, and the B³ Festival has already set Nov. 3 as their date for their next return to Nashville.