Houston BBQ Throwdown 2018!

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Houston BBQ Throwdown 2018!

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Date and time


Saint Arnold Brewing Company 2000 Lyons Avenue Houston, TX 77020

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Refund Policy

No Refunds


Taste the future of Houston Barbecue

**To ensure the best possible experience for all guests, only a limited number of tickets will be made available for sale. Tickets sold out well in advance of last year's event - we encourage you to purchase tickets as soon as possible to ensure availability.**

**All tickets sold in advance online. No ticket sales at the door.**

The Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company announce the 4th annual Houston BBQ Throwdown! featuring 14 of Houston's best barbecue restaurants competing to create the next great barbecue dish that represents Houston-style barbecue.

Each ticket includes samples from each of the barbecue competition entries as well as Saint Arnold beer.

Participating barbecue joints include (subject to change): Beaver's Westheimer (2017 Judge's Choice co-winner), Blood Bros. BBQ, Buck's Barbeque Co, El Burro & the Bull (2017 Judge's Choice co-winner), Feges BBQ, Harlem Road Texas BBQ, The Pit Room, Tejas Chocolate + Barbecue, Victorian's Barbecue, with more to come.

Much like Kansas City-style barbecue is associated with “burnt ends” and Memphis-style is known for pork ribs, Houston-style barbecue will become known for dishes that incorporate the many diverse culinary influences of this “creole” city.

HOUBBQ Throwdown 2018

A blind judging process featuring barbecue experts from around Texas will pick a single winner from the entries. There will also be a “People’s Choice” award in which guests can vote for their favorite dish.

The barbecue judging panel will include CorkScrew BBQ pitmaster Will Buckman, Houston Chronicle restaurant critic Alison Cook, barbecue photographer Robert J. Lerma, pitmaster Wayne Mueller of Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, TX, and D'Artagnan Bebel, Vice President and General Manager of Fox 26 television station.

**A very limited number of guest tickets will be sold.** $65 general admission includes Saint Arnold beer and samples of each barbecue joint’s competition dish. $130 VIP tickets also include access to the private Saint Arnold Investor’s Pub for viewing of the judge’s panel.

More information: festival@houbbq.com

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HOUBBQ Throwdown 2017 winners


What is the refund policy?

THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS. Tickets are transferable.

Does the ticket include food and beer?

YES. You do not need to pay anything additional for the food and beer.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Adults must bring an ID to the event. You must be 21 years of age to consume beer. ONLY CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ADMITTED FREE. ALL OTHER AGES MUST PURCHASE A TICKET (this is because we want to ensure there is enough barbecue and space for all guests).

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes. Contact us at festival@houbbq.com and we will coordinate the transfer with you.

Can I take food home?

No. Coolers and containers for storing food are prohibited. All food must be consumed at the event.