The Island Manor of Chincoteague

Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que on Chincoteague Island

April 4th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Saltwater Brew 'N' Que 2015Chincoteague’s first annual Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que Festival, scheduled for April 24th – 25th, is a celebration of beer, barbecue, and … isn’t that enough? Well, if it isn’t, the Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que will also feature classic cars, live music, competitions, tastings, and more – always more.

The first annual Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que is a professional barbeque competition and a craft beer festival all rolled into one with you as the winner. This exciting two-day event will feature some of the best barbeque in the entire nation (lookout, Texas) coupled with a fine selection of craft beer on hand to supply attendees with – hold onto your hats – unlimited tastings.

Chincoteague Island Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que Participating Breweries:

Dogfish Head
Evolution Craft Brewing
Flying Dog Brewing Co.
Heavy Seas Brewing
Chesapeake Brewing Co.
Tall Tales Brewing Co.
Devil’s Backbone Brewing
Fin City Brewing Co
Star Hill Brewing
Smartmouth Brewing
Legend Brewing Co
O’Conner Brewing Co

If that doesn’t get your juices a-flowing, then consider the barbecue. Remember, this is a competition, not just some hapless chef cranking out flat, bland patties and dogs for the crowd – so the results should be mouthwateringly delicious! Take a look at the event schedule for an idea of what to epxpect at the Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que:

Chincoteague Island Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que Schedule:

Friday, April 24 – 4pm to 10pm

People’s Choice Wing Tasting Event – 6pm to 8pm
Chefs will compete to produce the winning barbecue chicken wing. Attendees may sample and vote via purchase of blocks of five tickets for $5. 1 ticket gets you a wing to sample and each block of five tickets comes with a voting ballot for you to place your vote for best barbecued wing.

Live Music for Friday: QuadPod

Other good eats will be available during Friday’s event but there will be no craft beer tastings until Saturday.

Saturday, April 25 – 10am to 8pm

BBQ Competition
Come watch and taste as the barbecue chefs vie to outdo each other. Turn-in is schedule for noon with judging to occur immediately thereafter. Awards will be given at 5pm

Craft Beer Tastings – 10am to …
Unlimited craft beer samples throughout Saturday, along with food and drink vendors, live music, a classic car show, and a Kids’ Zone to keep the short ones both at bay and fully entertained.

Live Music for Saturday:
Matt Hodges Band – Saturday 11:30am – 1:30pm
Matt Watson Band – Saturday 2pm to 4:30pm
SouthBound – Saturday 5pm – 7:30pm

After Party at the Jackspot – 7pm to 10pm
Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que over too fast for you? No worries! Keep the festivities going by joining the rest of the night owls for live music, appetizer and drink specials, and more fun at the Jackspot!

The First Annual Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que

April 24th and 25th, 2015
Chincoteague Fairgrounds
Main Street
Chincoteague, VA
A portion of the proceeds from Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que will benefit the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department.

Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que Lodging
Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast would love to be your home away from home whenever you’re on Chincoteague Island. Island Manor House Bed and Breakfast offers air conditioning, wireless internet, wonderful daily treats, a game room, beach gear such as bikes, backpacks, beach chairs, and boogie boards, as well as a concierge service that can assist you in booking all aspects your Chincoteague vacation.