Mouth-Watering BBQ At This Years Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
Mouth-Watering Memphis, Kansas City, Texas and Santa Maria Style BBQ Will Tantalize Patrons at the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
Saturday, March 24th event in downtown Chandler to showcase regional styles of BBQ dishing out more than 20,000 lbs of good eats paired with 200 kegs of craft beer.
Chandler, AZ (March 13, 2012) — On Saturday, March 24, downtown Chandler is the place to be for finger licking good BBQ, craft beer and performances from headliners Face to Face and Goldfinger. Professionally produced by HDE Agency, the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival kicks off at noon, boasting more than 50 food vendors serving up unique creations and representing their regional flavors and family roots. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the lip-smacking delights they’ll dish out.
The crew at Montana Q is smoking their no. 1 ranked beef brisket infused with Southern Comfort and bacon smothered in their signature BBQ sauce—sweet and spicy with hints of Montana chokecherry syrup and chipotle peppers. Inspired by Texas and Memphis style, Q Up! BBQ is dishing up mesquite-smoked pulled pork sandwiches topped with a spicy tequila BBQ sauce.
BBQ Island will serve a Kansas City style pulled pork sandwich that packs some heat. The pork shoulder is rubbed and injected with chili pepper, paprika, garlic, onion and mustard and topped with BBQ sauce. For the truly indulgent, Montana Bar-B-Q is cooking up a bratwurst topped with Kansas City style pulled pork. This “homage to hog” is topped with a sweet tangy BBQ sauce featuring more than 20 different herbs and spices. The Arizona BBQ Company will introduce fans to Santa Maria Style BBQ tri-tip sandwiches that have been smoked with red oak from the central coast of California.
Finally, save room for the JED’Z BBQ’s own Hog Trough—a loaded potato salad topped with pulled pork, mom’s creamy coleslaw and a drizzle of JED’Z homemade BBQ sauce. For the adventurous, try JED’Z Bi@#h Slap Sauce for a little heat.
To wash it all down, more than 200 kegs of ice cold craft beer will be tapped throughout the event. SanTan Brewing Company is set to feature their four core brands, which pair well with the sweet and savory flavors of BBQ fixings. Also, craft beers from Sonoran Brewing, Grand Canyon Brewing, Papago Brewing and Thunder Canyon Brewing will be flowing throughout the afternoon.
The 2012 Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will span the entire AJ Chandler Park East and West as well as connecting Arizona Ave., which will be closed from Buffalo St. to Boston St. for the festivities. The address is 5 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ., 85225.
Admission is only $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. Event partner Bashas’ will offer $8 general admission tickets at all Bashas’ grocery stores throughout the Valley through March 23, while supplies last. Food, beverages and vendor items will be sold separately by vendors on a cash basis. For more event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.chandlerbbq.com.
The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival has received designation as an official Chandler Centennial event. A portion of the proceeds from the Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will benefit the Downtown Chandler Community Foundation (DCCF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation. The DCCF is responsible for the fundraising activities of the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership (DCCP). They provide a conduit for grants and sponsorships from public agencies, corporations, foundations and other sources for dissemination to the District and community organizations. For more information about the DCCF click here.
The Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival’s official partners include Bashas’, Verizon Wireless, BBQ Island, Bulleit Bourbon, Crowne Plaza, Discount Cab, Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Foodies Like Us, Local First AZ, Phoenix New Times, Popchips, Red Bull, RideNow, SanTan Brewing, Von Hanson’s Meats & Spirits, World Class Beverages, Yelp, Food & Flourish and AZ BBQ Club.