Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club will host the second annual Brew Skies Beer and Food Festival on April 14, 2018 to raise funds in support of its local and global service projects. The festival will include a home brew competition, local breweries and a food competition for amateur and professional cooks. Food and beer teams are invited to sign up by the end of February to participate in the competition.
“We’re so excited to bring Brew Skies back this year -- bigger and even better than our inaugural event,” says Kathryn Winland, member of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club and event chair. “The festival focuses on local home brewers, breweries and cooks because our Rotary Club works hard to build a sense of both local community and global citizenship.”
Home brewers will share their wares to compete for people's choice, judges' choice and most spirited team awards. Admission includes unlimited beer and food samples and a souvenir tasting glass.
“Brew Skies is the only place you can sample such a wide variety of locally made beers that can’t be bought in any store,” says Natalie Cook, Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club member. “The highlight of this festival really is the creativity and enthusiasm of the home brewers. They love to chat with attendees about their creations.”
The food competition will pit cooking enthusiasts against one another to get creative with the theme of sliders and tacos. Amateurs and pros are both invited to enter, and the first 20 amateur cooks to enter will receive a gift card to help offset expenses from platinum sponsor Food City.
Teams are invited to sign up by Feb. 28 to enter the food and home brew competitions at www.brewskiesfest.com. Local restaurants and craft breweries are also welcome as vendors.
The festival will take place on Saturday, April 14 from 5-9 p.m. in the Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens. Regular admission tickets will be $35 and designated driver tickets will be $15. Early admission tickets will be available for $55 and will allow attendees to get into the festival one hour early at 4 p.m. to beat the crowds. Tickets will go on sale March 1. Follow the festival’s Facebook event page for updates and a ticket sale announcement.
Proceeds will support service projects of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club, including literacy and citizenship programs in Hixson area elementary schools and sanitation projects in rural mountain villages in Haiti.