Boilermaker Butcher Block offers meaty deals for Purdue tailgaters

September 15, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – As Boilermaker fans gear up for back-to-back home games over the coming weeks, they can fire up their tailgate grills and have their burgers and brats waiting for them when they arrive at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The new Boilermaker Butcher Block program allows fans to pre-order meat up until 5 p.m. the Wednesday before a Purdue University home football game. Upcoming home matchups for the Boilers include a Saturday (Sept. 20) game against Southern Illinois and a Sept. 27 Homecoming clash with Iowa.

Through Boilermaker Butcher Block, fans attending the games can order pork burgers, beef burgers, Boilermaker Special bratwursts and Tailgater's Choice bratwursts. Boilermaker Special bratwursts are made from a custom recipe and feature fresh onions and robust flavor. Tailgater's Choice bratwursts offer a milder option

Orders may be placed via phone at 765-494-8285 or online at Orders also can be made in person at the Butcher Block in Smith Hall, Room 170. Hours of operation are 2-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Customers may pick up their pre-ordered meat on game day at Ross-Ade Stadium’s Gate G or in the parking lot of the Purdue West Shopping Plaza. Pickup hours begin four hours before kickoff and end one hour before kickoff.

Proceeds from the program will directly benefit meat science students, 4-H youth, and the educational and outreach programs provided through the Purdue Meat Lab and Butcher Block, said Alan Mathew, head of the Department of Animal Sciences.

Open since 1973, the Boilermaker Butcher Block provides educational and research opportunities for students and high-quality meats at a convenient location for customers at the university and in the surrounding area.

As part of its dedication to academics, Boilermaker Butcher Block hosts anatomy, meat identification and meat science courses for a variety of majors in its Smith Hall facilities. Students have the opportunity to be involved in the entire meat processing procedure. Purdue's Animal Sciences Research and Education Center provides all livestock and poultry for the Boilermaker Butcher Block.

For weekly product lists, unadvertised meat specials or to place an order online, go to 

Writer: Amanda Hamon Kunz, 765-496-1325, 

Source: Alan Mathew, 765-494-4806,

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