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

What: The 6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke-Off Contest
When: Sunday, August 31st, 2014 / Time TBA
Where: Mateel Community Center
Tickets: $10 BBQ & Music / $25 BBQ, Music, & Beer

2012 SoHum Beer Fest and Barbeque Smoke-Off Winners

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

Pictured left to right 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.


The 6th Annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off Returns August 31st 2014!

Back for its 6th year on Sunday, August 31st, the Mateel’s annual SoHum Beer Fest & BBQ Smoke Off is now one of southern Humboldt’s favorite summertime events.  Offering local grill masters an opportunity to put their best recipes to the test in a BBQ showdown, while regional breweries and home-brewers face off in a tasters choice competition, this year’s Smoke Off will also showcase the bluesy funk of Cold Blue Water and indie rockers, 3 Legged Dog, to guarantee your Labor Day Sunday is definitely a fun day!

Amidst wafts of BBQ smoke, the event will take place amongst the hall and grounds of the Mateel Community Center from 4pm to 8pm and will feature unlimited micro/ homebrew tastings in a free commemorative tasting glass, a smorgasbord of BBQ samplers from the competing contestants (and the Mateel kitchen!), 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.

To sign up for the BBQ competition or to enter your homebrew, call the Mateel office at 923-3368. 

Please note that BBQ contestants must provide their own ingredients, serving utensils, and grill (if needed) plus make enough of their dish to serve bite size samplers to a crowd of 200 people.  Two free admissions are offered to each BBQ contestant or home-brewer who enters.  Prizes, bragging rights and a commemorative plague 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. 

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. 

2012 SoHum Beer Fest and Barbeque Smoke-Off Winners


Pictured at Right:

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

Congratulations to the 2013 winners! See you in 2014!



















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