Following the tremendous success of last year’s inaugural BC Hop Fest, the great people at BC Hop Co are back again to celebrate local, fresh beer. This time with another summer staple, BBQ. BeerBQ, taking place July 16th in the Fraser Valley, pairs top BBQ pitmasters with BC craft brewmasters in what promises to be a spectacular culinary experience.
With it’s first year, BeerBQ hosts an impressive line-up of championship BBQ teams, including Rusty Johnson (currently ranked as #2 in the country by The Canadian BBQ Society), House of Q of Langley, Fat Wally’s Firehouse BBQ and Stacked Racks of Surrey, Hogshack Cookhouse of Richmond, and Big Dog BBQ of Abbotsford. Adding to the event and showcasing Abbotsford’s bustling beer scene , are local favourites Field House Brewing Co, Ravens Brewing and Mission Springs Brewing. as well as other well-known breweries such as Vancouver Island Brewery, Lighthouse Brewing, R & B Brewing, Parallel 49, Howe Sound Brewing and Steel & Oak. For the full line up, visit bchop.ca
Setting itself apart from standard BBQ competitions that follow a strict judging guideline, BeerBQ takes a new approach by having spectators get in on the fun and having the teams vye for the People’s Choice cash prizes for Best Food, Best Beer and Best Pairing. In addition to refreshing beer and delicious food, visitors have the opportunity to view the new processing facility, visit the hop fields, tour the farm, learn from a panel of BBQ and beer experts, all while enjoying great entertainment.
With the aroma of hickory and mesquite fires slowly turning locally grown pork, beef and chicken, carefully selected kegs of refreshing BC craft beer are chilling on ice and the opportunity to judge which team created the best beer and BBQ pairing of the day, BeerBQ is an event you won’t want to miss.
When: Saturday, July 16th from 1pm to 5pm
Where: 1893 Cole Road, Abbotsford.
I have two entry tickets to giveaway to a lucky reader and their guest. Tickets include entry to the event, with tasting tickets available for purchase on site. The winner will be randomly drawn on Thursday, July 14th at 9pm PST. Here’s how to win:
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