We’ve already gotten a taste of winter weather (it was downright chilly last week), so why not a taste of some winter food? For the past four years, northern Palm Beach County’s winter season has not begun with the fall of Halloween, but with Tequesta Fire Rescue and Tequesta Brewing Company’s annual Chili Cookoff and Beer Tasting, this year set for Saturday, November 8 from 2-6 p.m. This annual fest of all things good in the world – beer and chili – is not just for those looking to fill their chili spoon and frosty mug, but also a way to pay honor to those who have fought for our freedom.
From its humble beginnings in TBC’s parking lot to now taking over Tequesta’s Paradise Park, the event has grown in scope and flavor. Now in its fourth year, more than 20 firefighter/EMS teams from as far north as Port St. Lucie to the southern reaches of Fort Lauderdale will be boiling-up pots of meaty, beany, spicy goodness for the party, while TBC and brew buddies will be pouring six sudsy sips to make the spicy tomato-based deliciousness go down smooth.
As mentioned above, the party has a purpose: proceeds will benefit Honor Flight. The benefitting nonprofit for the past three years, Honor Flight is dedicated to paying for and sending World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the WWII Memorial. There will also be live entertainment, with musical sets by local acts The Lahinch Mob, Dani Augustt and the Palm Beach County Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
- The party will take place at Paradise Park on Saturday, November 8, from 2-6 p.m.
- Admission costs $30 in advance ($35 at the door), and will include all the chili you can eat, a souvenir TBC cup, and all the beer you can (responsibly) drink.
- For more information, click here.
Beers on Tap:
- Der Chancellor: TBC’s Kölsch style brew
- Gnarley Barley: TBC’s hop-heavy pale ale
- Vantoberfest: TBC’s Märzen/Oktoberfest brew
- German Alt: TBC’s brooding hoppy ale
- Monk IPA: Inlet Brewing Company’s answer to the Belgian-style IPA
- Rooney’s Veterans and Civilians Lager: Rooney’s Beer Company’s nod to all the “men and women serving and who have served our great country.”