Are you good enough for Chief Chili Pepper?

It’s that time of year again. Chief Chili Pepper is coming out of hiding and that means it must be time for the Annual Chili cookoff with the MHBA!

This Sunday we will host the annual event at the CSPS hall in St Paul in conjunction with the election of club officers and a special presentation by Wayne Marklowitz of RFDoering Hop Farm. Hops, chili and homebrew…what else do you need?

Here is the low-down on the event, what’s happening when and what you need to bring.


Here is the approximate schedule. Don’t get upset when this changes a bit.

  • 12:00 – Arrival and social hour.
  • 1:00 – Potluck chili showdown.
  • 2:00 – Presentation by Wayne Marklowitz of RFDoering Hop Farm.
  • 2:30 – Election of club officers and treasurer’s report.
  • 4:00 – Adjournment.

If you’ve wanted to get involved with the club in a leadership capacity, well, here’s your opportunity! We will be voting on president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and two at-large board seats. Not everyone is wanting to continue his/her position, so please consider tossing your hat in the ring!

MHBA Chili Cookoff 2015-1170346

Chili Contest

Break out your best chili recipe, and if you win the people’s choice award, you can take home Chief Chili Pepper! There are three categories you may enter:

  • Red Chili – meat, but NO beans
  • Chili with Beans
  • Open – green, vegetarian, white, whatever

Homebrew, mead, and cider are encouraged, especially those that go well with chili. If you bring at least a six-pack’s worth (or one growler, or one keg) of one style for group tasting, then you will receive credit for that style in the Brewers of Fame program.

What to Bring

YOU should bring your chili ready-to-eat, in crockpots, along with extension cords, power strips, and serving utensils. Bring a sample glass and some homebrew to share. Bring the family too!

The CLUB will provide bowls, spoons, and napkins.

Chief Chilipepper

Chief Chili Pepper is the traveling trophy awarded to the winner of the chili contest!

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