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The 7th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke-off

Congratulations the WINNERS of 2015's 7th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke-off!

  The 2015 BBQ Winners are...  
1st Place:
Shamus Jennings & That Tree Guy
Gluten-Free Teriyaki Beef Tri Tip
2nd Place:
SeaSmoke BBQ
Pulled Pork with Carolina BBQ Sauce

3rd Place:
Baby Back Ribs
  The 2015 Beer Winners are...  
  1st Place:
Happy Belly Beer
Happy Summer Ale (homebrew)
2nd Place:
Mad Adam's
Watermelon Wheat (homebrew)e
3rd Place:
Eel River Brewing Co
Acai Berry Wheat

Local brewers and grillers who competed in this year’s 7th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & Barbecue Smoke Off, outdid themselves!

Barbecue and beer lovers enthusiastically sampled a variety of choice Northern California brews, as well as local grillers’ delectable salmon, pulled pork, baby back pork ribs, tri tip, and chicken.

In the beer competition, with homebrew and established brewery beer on the same playing field this year, the home brew, Happy Belly Beer of Happy Summer Ale, came in first. Mad Adam's Watermelon Wheat homebrew came in second and Eel River Brewing Company’s Acai Berry Wheat beer came in third.

In addition to the top winners, the tough competitors included Lagunitas Brewing, Lost Coast Brewing, Mad River Brewing, Angry Orchard, Six Rivers Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing and Anderson Valley Brewing. The first, second and third place winners of the best beer competition all received engraved plaques commemorating their win.

The barbeque competition was a mouth-watering affair for barbecue fans as well. In first place for his succulent gluten-free Teriyaki Beef Tri Tip was "Shamus Jennings & That Tree Guy". Second Place went to SeaSmoke BBQ’s Pulled Pork with Carolina BBQ Sauce. Third Place honors went to J-Bones BBQ for their Baby Back Ribs.

Pierson’s Building Center in Eureka generously donated prizes to the winners including a Weber Grill with cover, barbeque utensils and a bag of charcoal. Mateel also provided cash awards, Tshirts, Mateel beer mugs and event tickets to the winners.

The Mateel wishes to thank everyone who participated in this year’s SoHum Beer Fest and Barbeque Smoke Off, including all of the attendees who acted as taster/judges of the beer and/or barbecue entries, and also enjoyed the side dishes provided by Mateel chef, Babette Bach.

Some Photos from this year's event from Agnes Patak... Thanks Agnes!






What: The 7th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off featuring Live Music, A BBQ and a Beer Competition & lots more.
When: Sunday, September 6th, 2015 / 4pm to 8pm
Smoke Off Temp PosterWhere: The Mateel Hall and the “back 40” of the Mateel Community Center
Tickets:$20 for Beer & BBQ ticket / $10 for the BBQ only. Contestants admitted free.

SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Coming up on September 6th At Mateel...

Back for its 7th year on Sunday, September 6th, will be the Mateel’s annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ. Fast becoming a favorite Summer tasting event in Southern Humboldt, the SoHum Barbecue & Beer Fest will take place at the Mateel Community Center in Redway from 4pm to 8pm and will feature micro and home brew tastings in a free commemorative tasting glass. You'll also have your choice of BBQ and side dishes. Yum!

Call 707-923-3368 for more info or to sign-up as a contestant!

Event will include:
~ Kiss Me I'm Cooking BBQ Competition:
Local Grillmasters face-off for a tatser's choice award!
~ Beer Competition: Unlimited Micro & Home Brew tasters... vote for your favorites, ENJOY them all!

Confirmed Entertainment Includes:
~ Arann Harris & The Farm Band
~ Gunsafe
~ More TBA

Arann-Harris-and-the-Farm-Band Arann Harris & The Farm Band

What is the Farm Band?

Born in Oakland, California, Arann was raised on a steady diet of backyard chickens and rabbits with plenty of Run DMC, Too Short and The Beastie Boys.
A country boy a heart, his exuberance, and permanent "outside voice" were not suited for the indoor life of city- living. Arann found the open space of country life perfect for his large frame and big energy.

Leaving Oakland to find what was right, Arann traveled the world farming, rafting, skiing and teaching only to settle in his father's home town of rural Petaluma. He settled on his family farm where he raised sheep for wool to sell at local farmer’s markets, spending most of his nights in a converted barn, playing guitar and writing music.

Arann’s distinctive voice comes from playing at countless campfires, hole-in-the-wall bars and coffee houses around the country. The themes of Arann’s lyrics could read like a journal of his travels: farming, animals, food, friends and “dirt-bag, wine-country livin’.” Yet traces of Arann’s urban upbringing can always be found in his music, providing kids raised on hip hop and other modern genres a bridge to the rich history of American folk.

More information at:
and check 'em out on video at:



Gunsafe has been stomping and hollering throughout Humboldt County for the last several years and has most recently been bringing their sound across the US.

Melding the fire of punk with the tight harmonies of country, Gunsafe will have you dancing, crying, and singing along.

More Information at: and check 'em out on video at:






More info about the 2015 event, competition, and other details to be announced soon.

Smoke Off Beer Fest Poster 2015


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...
(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 2014 Homebrew winners...  
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  


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