Q N’ Brew At The Chattanooga Zoo Is July 26

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Chattanooga Zoo will host its 3rd annual Q n’ Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, July 26. This barbecue and beer tastin’ event will feature live bluegrass music, samples of local BBQ and sodas and beers. 

Participants will be able to taste each vendors barbeque and vote for their favorite. Full dinner plates will be also available for purchase. 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.

Barbecue vendors include: Moe’s Southwest Grill, Choo Choo Bar-B-Que, Couch’s Barbeque, Rib-n-Loin, JC’s Family Barbeque, Texas Roadhouse, Chubby’s Barbeque, Chattytown BBQ and Family Concessions.  

Adult tickets start at $12 for zoo members and $15 for non-members.  Children’s tickets start at $7 for zoo members and $10 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. 

“Q n’ Brew is a fun event for the whole family,” says Darde Long, CEO and president. “We hope everyone will come out for this event as we showcase Chattanooga’s many barbeque vendors while enjoying great live music and tasty beverages in a one-of-a-kind setting.”

Live music to be provided by Mountain Cove Bluegrass band.   

Q n’ Brew will be Saturday, July 26, from 4:30-7 p.m. The Zoo will close at 4 p.m. to the general public in preparation of the event. Tickets are now available online, and will be sold the day of the event, if not sold out. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 697-1319 or visit www.chattzoo.org/qnbrew



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