The Nashville Sports Leagues is hosting the first annual Brew B-Q on Saturday, November 21 from Noon to 5pm. The event is a "backyard" BBQ contest and beer fest.
The BBQ contest is the perfect opportunity for someone wanting to get their feet wet in the world of competition BBQ because it is a "backyard contest". That makes it great for newbies for several reasons.
- It is truly for backyard cooks. "To qualify as a backyard team, you may not have won a cash prize in a BBQ contest previously, or be compensated as a professional BBQ restaurant or caterer." No pro teams are allowed to show up just to collect some trophies on their resume. You have a level playing field and have an equal chance at winning.
- It is just ribs and chicken. No staying up all night nursing brisket and butts through the evening. Limiting to ribs and chicken means it's a 1 day contest.
- Lower cost. The entry fee is only $150, half of what I normally pay. Also since it is limited to the two meats, your food costs are reduced.
- No fancy equipment needed. You can cook this event on just about any charcoal grill, you don't need a $12,000 trailer rig, electronic pits, or war wagons.
If you just want a taste of the action, you can buy tickets now for sampling at the event. In addition to getting to judge the Peoples Choice award samples, there will be tastings of local brewers and Jack Daniels Spirits (must be over 21, obviously). It should be a great time for all, come on out and enjoy the food and brew.