Chattanooga Zoo Hosts 2nd Annual “Q n’ Brew” Event

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its second annual Q n’ Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, July 27, from 4:30-7 p.m. at 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. 

The BBQ and beer tasting event will feature toe-tapping live bluegrass music and a finger-lickin’ sampling of the best BBQ Chattanooga has to offer. Barbeque vendors include: Smokey Bones, Sugar’s Ribs, Porker’s BBQ, Rib and Loin, Chubby’s Barbeque, Choo-Choo Barbeque, Pepper Jack’s, Couch’s Barbeque, Texas Roadhouse, JC’s Family Barbeque, Rolling Smoke, Ron Thompson and Eric Plemmons. 

Participants will be able to sample each vendor’s barbeque and then vote for their favorite. Full dinner plates will also be available for purchase. Adult tickets start at $10 for zoo members and $12 for non-members. Bring the kids along too. Children’s tickets start at $5 for zoo members and $7 for non-members. Kids two and under are free. 

Event tickets include zoo admission during the event, a taste of some of the best BBQ Chattanooga has to offer, asignature Q n’ Brew souvenir cup and complimentary beverage. All monies raised by this event will go to support the Zoo’s many community education programs.

The winner of the tasting will receive the “Best BBQ in the ‘Noog: Peoples’ Choice Award” along with prizes from the Zoo and much more!“Q n’ Brew is a fun event for the whole family,” said Darde Long, Zoo executive director. “We hope everyone will come out for this special evening as we showcase Chattanooga’s many barbeque vendors while enjoying great live music and tasty beverages in a one-of-a-kind setting.”

Chattanooga Zoo would like to thank event beverage sponsors Carter Distributing and Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Live music will be provided by Mountain Cove Bluegrass band. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 423 697-1319 or visit www.chattzoo.org/qnbrew


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