Baltibrew’s Chilibrew is October 10th in Baltimore

Published on September 30, 2014.

OK, so it’s not Belgium, but it is about good beer and Baltimore. Chilibrew, one of the most anticipated events of Baltimore Beer Week, is just ten days away.

Ryan and Ryan at Chilbrew 7 in 2013.

Ryan and Ryan at Chilbrew 7 in 2013.

Instead of a band, there are celebrity judges on stage for beer and chili. The audience votes who is best.

Instead of a band, there are celebrity judges on stage for beer and chili. The audience votes who is best.

From the event organizers:

It’s time for our 8th celebration of the DIY spirit! Presented by the Baltibrew, Brewtherville Labs, and Lady Brew Baltimore homebrew club, the Charitably Charmin’ ChiliBrew is an informal charity homebrew competition and chili cookoff, now benefiting Jubilee Arts, BYKE Collective, and CUPs Coffeehouse, and sponsored by Nepenthe Homebrew, Union Craft Brewing, Blue Pit BBQ, Rye Craft Cocktails, Maryland Homebrew, and Baltimore Clayworks.

One of the chili contestants from last year. Getting hungry yet?

One of the chili contestants from last year. Getting hungry yet?

Close up of Ed's chili.

Close up of Ed’s chili.

This fall we will be gathering Friday, October 10th at Zion Lutheran Church (400 E Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21202) from 7pm to 10pm. Last year we had 60 entries and 600 enthusiastic judges. That’s right, YOU choose the winners for 3 competitions: homebrew, veggie chili, and meat chili. A 3-judge panel composed of local food/beverage personas will also make their top picks.

Some of the 600 attendees at the 2013 Chilibrew.

Some of the 600 attendees at the 2013 Chilibrew.

Anyone can compete in the ChiliBrew, and everyone can judge. Just looking for a good time with good food/brews/all of the above? Get a ticket, and come on out. Got a killer family chili recipe or brew your own beer? Register as a competitor, and bring it on. Involved with some other hobby or organization that Does It Together, here in Baltimore? Share the love! We want to bring people interested in all aspects of local lifestyles together to cross-pollinate and build community.

Some of the celebrity judges at "work." If you can call judging beer and chili work....

Some of the celebrity judges at “work.” If you can call judging beer and chili work….

For full details see here

The Facebook page is here

Former Baltimore City Liquor Board Chairman Steve Fogleman.

Former Baltimore City Liquor Board Chairman Steve Fogleman.

Another celebrity judge, deep in thought....

Another celebrity judge, Laura Cohen, deep in thought….

More beer, more chili on October 10th!

More Beer, more Chili on October 10th!

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