By Kathleen Rake
A spectacular view of Mt. Baker combines with hop bines in full bloom to serve as backdrop to the first-ever BeerBQ event, which is set to tickle the taste buds of BBQ and BC craft beer lovers alike with 11 sets of competitors.
Admittedly, wine is my forte. But I am coming to love the grain-and-hop beverage nearly as much as the one made from grapes! Last year's inaugural BC Hop Fest celebrating fresh craft beer (and held at the same venue) was a great learning experience.
Those who know me well are aware that in addition to craft beer, the barbeque has become a relatively recent fascination. So much so that I invested in a Big Green Egg last summer and have been experimenting on family and friends ever since: Baking bread, smoking chicken, slow-roasting various meats, grilling steaks, slow-cooking chili and stew, making the best pizza in the world, and more. I find it a fairly steep learning curve—it is nothing like your typical gas grill—but I am loving every moment of it.
The exciting thing is, on July 16 both my new loves come together here in the Fraser Valley. Please join me if you can.
BC Hop Co. BEERBQ Competition
Saturday, July 16, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 PM
1893 Cole Road, Abbotsford
(Ticket sales end July 15.)
Curious about the 2016 BC Hop Fest, which celebrates fresh beer on October 1? Check it out here.
À Votre Santé!
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