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The 6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke-off

Congratulations the WINNERS of 2014's 6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke-off!
We'd like to extend a warmhearted THANKS to all who competed in and attended this year's smoke-off event, with
SPECIAL THANKS extended to all the competitors for their delicicious and thirst quenching entries! Here are this year's winners...


The 2014 BBQ winners are...
(pictured left to right below)

1st Place: Abbie Rhoads
Pork Ribs
2nd Place: Jay Christianson
Pulled Pork
3rd Place: Zac Mathieu
  Smoke Off 2014_BBQ winners photo  

  The Homebrew winners are...  
1st Place: Jimmie Ray Austin
Happy Belly Summer IPA
2nd Place: Kennith Griggs
Matilda's Revenge Rye
3rd Place: Skip McFarling
Fat Bastard Block Head Imperial IPA
  Smoke Off 2014_BBQ winners photo  

What: The 6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off featuring the music of Cold Blue Water and 3-Legged Dog.
When: Sunday, August 31, from 4pm to 8pm
Where: The Mateel Hall and the “back 40” of the Mateel Community Center
Tickets: $25 for the all-inclusive BBQ and beer tasting ticket or $10 for the BBQ/ music ticket. Contestants admitted free.

     2012 SoHum Beer Fest and Barbeque Smoke-Off Winners  


~ Winners of the BBQ competition at the 2013 Smoke Off ~

Pictured left to right above are:

2nd Place Winners - Jerry and Kelly Thompson of Novato for their barbecued spare ribs and tri-tip; Cecilia Rhoads and her mommy, 1st Place Winner - Abbe Rhoads for his Hot Box barbequed beef brisket; and 3rd Place Winner - John Yeend for his buttermilk honey-mustard chicken kabobs; with helper, Curtis Weekly.

Pictured Below:

1st place winner of the 2013 Beer competition: home-brewer, Bob Froehlich.

2012 SoHum Beer Fest and Barbeque Smoke-Off Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 winners! See you in 2014!


Attention All Brewers & Barbecuers! It’s time to enter the 6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off at the Mateel on Sunday, August 31, 2014...

Attention all home brewers and barbecuers! It’s time to share your gifts with the world and put your best recipes and grill techniques to the test at the 6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off on Sunday, August 31st at the Mateel Community Center!

Mateel is seeking contestants who wish to stake their claims as best in their categories! This fun and delicious summertime event offers local backyard and pro grill masters an opportunity to win money and other prizes, a plaque engraved with your name to commemorate your win, free admission for two, and best of all, bragging rights!

Meanwhile regional breweries and home-brewers will face off in a tasters choice competition with no better judges than the beer-loving audience members themselves!

Starting at 4pm and going until 8pm amidst the tantalizing smells of succulent barbecue wafting through the hall, patio and “back 40”, the event will feature unlimited micro/ homebrew tastings in a free commemorative tasting glass, a smorgasbord of BBQ samplers from the competing contestants, a free plate a side dishes/ complimentary breads, and the chance to help decide the competition’s winners by voting for your favorite BBQ dishes and beers.


Andy ButtsTo ensure your Labor Day Sunday is fun as well as delicious, the Mateel will showcase the fabulous funk of Cold Blue Water with their bluesy vocals, funky bass and mash-ups of the classics. Featuring some of Humboldts finest musicians with Andy Butts on guitar and vocals, Brian Swislow on Hammond B3, Steve Carvalho on bass, Michael Carvalho on drums, Cold Blue Water brings authentic blues rock, and jam with vintage guitars, amps and attitude!

Local indie rockers, 3 Legged Dog, featuring the popular SoHum musicians, Tanner Speas, Trent Sanders, and Graeme Scott will start this Smoke-Off event right with a smokin’ performance!

Ready to Sign Up? 

To sign up for the BBQ competition or to enter your homebrew, call the Mateel office at 923-3368. Two free admissions are offered to each BBQ contestant or home-brewer who enters. Prizes, bragging rights and a commemorative plaque go home with the top three winners in both the Beer and BBQ categories, plus a limited cash reimbursement on expenses for the winning BBQ or homebrew contestants.

Please note that BBQ contestants must provide their own ingredients, serving utensils, and grill, plus make enough of their dish to serve bite size samplers to a crowd of 200 people.

Admission is at the door and is a steal at only $25 for the all-inclusive beer tasting/ BBQ ticket or $10 for the BBQ/ music ticket.

Don't miss the yummiest, best finger lickin, foot stompin'
& thirst quenchin' party of the Summer!


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