Q N’ Brew Event At The Zoo Is Saturday

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its second annual Q n’ Brew at the Zoo Saturday from 4:30-7 p.m. at 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. This BBQ and beer tasting event will feature live music by Mountain Cove Bluegrass band and a sampling of Chattanooga BBQ vendors.  

In order to get ready for the event, the Zoo will be closing early Saturday at 4 pm.  Zoo guests wishing to attend the event will need to exit the Zoo and re-enter with Q n’ Brew tickets beginning at 4:30 p.m.  

Barbeque vendors include: Smokey Bones, Sugar’s Ribs, Porker’s BBQ, Rib and Loin, Choo-Choo Barbeque, Pepper Jack’s, Couch’s Barbeque, Texas Roadhouse, JC’s Family Barbeque and Rolling Smoke.  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. 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, BBQ, a signature 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.

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

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