Are you attending the Bar-B-Que and Beer Fest in Deer River

Hey fellow homebrewers and beer lovers,

It’s less than two weeks to the Deer River BBQ and Brewfest, a day of great BBQ and homebrew. The day includes a sanctioned BBQ competition and a nationally sanctioned BJCP homebrew competition. The event begins with a dinner for competitors and volunteers Friday night, followed by an informal gathering of brewers, while the BBQ folks fire up for a night-long roasting and meat smoking.

There’s unlimited camping space, free firewood, water and porta-potties.

Judging begins around noon, while the homebrewers set up to serve beer. We aim to wow people by sharing homebrews that are high quality and sometimes unique. At 3 PM the public is allowed in, and everyone can sample beer and BBQ. Typically there are over 700 people in attendance. The band fires up in the afternoon, and awards are announced during the afternoon as well. Things quiet down after the sun sets, the chandeliers are turned on, and homebrew sharing continues among the brewers. We usually end up gathered around a bonfire, and potluck a late evening meal.

It’s a fun day, and more fun if you do some camping and get the full effect of the event. Have dinner with us Friday night. Enter some beer into the competition just to see what kind of scores your beer generates. Bring some beer to share. Volunteer to be a judge by responding to David at If you are new to judging, you will be paired with experienced judges. It’s not difficult if you are familiar with good beer. You can choose which styles of beer you want to judge.

Check out the details on the web page and Facebook.

This event is put on by the Deer River Chamber of Commerce.

We’re trying to get a count / list of who will be coming to the event on the 16th. Please comment below and let us know.

It will be lots of fun, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Relax, and Have a Homebrew!

9 thoughts on “Are you attending the Bar-B-Que and Beer Fest in Deer River

  1. I will be there with a keg of maple brewed big brew day. i,ll see you fri with some entries and sat for serving say noon . yeah mon.

  2. I am flying out to Colo the 15th this July. Will not be attending. As for the regular meetings I have choir practice 630 to 8 on Wed. Dang Thanks Carl johnson

  3. I’ll be there with about three kegs. Red Ale, IPA, and another TBD beer. Possibly some four year old Jack Daniels barrel aged Imperial Stout. Kegs of Root Beer and Ginger Ale.

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