BBQ Event Review: Pints at the Park/The BABAs on Lake Merritt

A quick summary and some pictures of Pints at the Park in Oakland. It was a great day of Beer, BBQ and music down at Lake Merritt. Thank you to Canyon RIders BBQ, G & Pops BBQ and Lord of the Ribs BBQ for vending. Thank you to John of MAC BBQ for cooking for the industry/VIP tent! You guys are pros and made the event a success!

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Taco Tuesday! Chicken & Pork Tacos Paired with Alibi Ale Works’ Saison

Recently while we were up at the family cabin at Lake Tahoe, we decided to do a pairing with a local brewer, you know.. when in Rome.  We swung by Zander's Spirits Etc., a terrific little bottle shop/liquor store in Truckee, CA for some expert advice on local craft...
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Bay Area BBQ Events: The BABAs and Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown

Spaces for The BABAs and Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown are filling up, register today to reserve your spot!  If you're a seasoned KCBS veteran or you've been wanting to try your hand (and ribs) at competition BBQ, there are two upcoming events to consider. The BABAs:...
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Que With a View: Serving Up Marin County

Way back in 2012, we traveled up to Marin County to participate in a small cookoff that was a part of the California Beer Festival - clearly, there's a theme starting here.  BBQ goes well with beer!  It was one of the only times that we've participated in the People's...
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2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown Registration is Now Open!

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2017 Mano A Mano Rib Throwdown, Northern California's most prestigious rib throw-down, has been opened to the public!  Do you have the best ribs on the block?  You think you can take down G & Pops BBQ?  Time to...
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The Sounds of Starvin Marvins. Our Competition Soundtrack.

If you’ve ever set up next to us or walked by us or were even within a couple hundred feet of us (we do tend to crank this bad boy pretty loud) at a competition, you know that the tunes are usually rolling at our tent. We loooove us some music (see the video of our...
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The Bay Area Beer and BBQ Awards

We are proud to partner up with the folks that produce Pints at the Park (an awesome day on Lake Merritt full of beer, music and food - pretty much what we are all about, right?) to bring you The BABAs - The Beer And BBQ Awards.  It's an event that we are very excited...
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Golden State Tri Tip Sando With Easy G Aioli Paired with Calicraft’s Oaktown Brown

Tri-tip is to Californians is what brisket is to Texans, it’s our go-to cut of beef. The tri-tip is cut from the bottom sirloin and is usually triangular in shape. For many years, it was ground and used in burgers until it become popular in the 50’s as a whole cut...
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Competition Wrap-Up: Wine Country Big Q

Well, another KCBS competition is in the books for the best lookin' team in BBQ.  We were looking for redemption from whatever it was that happened at the Silicon Valley BBQ Championships and were pretty happy with the results.  The judges were fans of our chicken and...
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July 2017 // Bay Area Events

Looking for something to do this weekend?  The next few weekend?  Here are a few upcoming Bay Area events that we think you'll enjoy... Join the best lookin' team in BBQ at the seventh annual Wine Country Big Q Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) nationally sanctioned...
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