Big Bite BBQ Named Grand Champion of the 3rd Annual BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay!

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The 2014 BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay event is officially history!

Thousands came to The Mill Casino Hotel & RV Park this past weekend to enjoy good fun, great weather, tasty barbecue, hand-crafted beers, blues music and more!  One of the highlights of the weekend was of course the  Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge and the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned BBQ competition.  We had 31 teams who traveled from all over compete for their share of the $8450 in prize money.

It was most rewarding to see our community come together and bring donations for the 100 KCBS Meals Mission and work with the Oregon Coast Community Action to distribute the food to those in need. Thanks to all of the volunteers, vendors, competitors, entertainers, judges and most especially the patrons who came together to make this event a great success!

Congratulations to the Grand Champions of this year’s competition: Big Bite BBQ!

Grand Champion: Big Bite BBQ

Maddogs BBQ: Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge winner (wearing special aprons made by Jim's wife); 1rst Ribs Category

1rst Place Chicken: Leukemia Sucks Too BBQ

1rst Place Pork: Movin the Chains (they got a perfect score!)

Reserve Grand Champions & 1rst Place Brisket: Duelin J's

People’s Choice Best Brew Winner: 7 Devils Brewing Co.

What was your favorite part of the event this year?  Tell us!

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Support the 100KCBS Meals Mission by Bringing Non-Perishable Food Items to Barbecue, Blues & Brews on the Bay!

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Kansas City Barbeque Society to Donate 100,000 Meals

The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) is coordinating a national BBQ donation effort to cook and distribute more than 100,000 meals throughout America over the next year. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay in North Bend, Oregon will be participating in the 100 KCBS Meals Mission by collecting food contributions for the hungry.

The general public is invited to attend BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay at The Mill Casino May 23-25, 2014 and bring non-perishable food items to donate to the 100KCBS Meals Mission. BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay will be working with Oregon Coast Community Action to distribute the food to those in need.


With almost 20,000 members and more than 425 sanctioned BBQ events in its network, KCBS is the largest organization of BBQ enthusiasts in the world. By using its volunteers, judges, cook teams and event organizers, the nonprofit society will be providing fully cooked, world-class pork butts and other nonperishable food items to food banks and other charitable entities coast to coast, border to border.

“By the very nature of our size and collection of food enthusiasts, we have an obvious opportunity to make a difference in America’s hunger crisis,” said Carolyn Wells, executive director of KCBS. “There are more than 7,000 teams who compete at our events, and for years, they all have demonstrated a giving, charitable mentality. We simply believed it was time to organize a major effort that is a natural extension of our overall mission.”

According to recent hunger and poverty statistics, nearly 15 percent of all U.S. households, or 49 million people, struggle to put food on their table. More than 1 in 5 children in the U.S. live below the poverty line. The 100KCBS Meals Mission aims to help in this effort and give back to the community.

By April 30, 2015, KCBS will have donated more than 3,200 pork butts — the equivalent of 25,000 pounds of cooked pork, or, 100,000 meals to this effort. Currently, there are 34 registered teams that will be preparing the donation at The Mill Casino event. In addition to cooking the provided pork butts, all teams, judges and BBQ enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in this mission by bringing non-perishable items to the BBQ, Blues & Brews event.

Time is Running Out if You Want to Judge or Compete in the 2014 BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay!

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Do think you have what it takes to be a BBQ champion like our 2013 BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay Grand Champs Lake House BBQ (pictured left)?

How about becoming a Certified Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) judge….kind of has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?

Luckily, there is still time to register your team or be a judge in our 3rd Annual BBQ BLUES & BREWS on the BAY May 24th-25th but you must act quickly.  All entry forms and entry fees must be in by May 1, 2014!

To date, 32 teams have thrown their hat in the ring to compete for the ultimate BBQ title and the chance to win a share of more than $8,000 in Cash Prizes.  Care to join them?

Categories are: Brisket, Pork, Ribs,Chicken and Mac N’ Cheese. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must compete in the four main categories. Click on the entry form for complete details. Team Entry Fee: $250.00 per Team. Entry Form & Full Entry Fee Must Be Received By May 1, 2014


You can also register to be a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) judge by clicking here. Judging will take place on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Judges must be on property for the judges meeting at 9:30 a.m. and have completed the Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Barbecue Judging (CBJ) Class on Friday, May 23, 2014 (see details below). A Completed Entry Form & Full Entry Fee Must Be Received By May 1, 2014

WHAT: *3rd Annual “BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay” Kansas City Barbeque Society Certified Barbecue Judging (CBJ) Class (www.kcbs.us)
WHEN: Friday, May 23, 2014
WHERE: The Mill Casino * Hotel ~ The Second Floor Meeting Rooms
TIME: 3:00 PM–6:30PM
COST: $100.00 (non KCBS members) Includes 1-year membership to Kansas City Barbeque Society and subscription to the Bullsheet newspaper. All materials for the class are provided. $75.00 (for existing KCBS members ONLY)

Follow the BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay Facebook Page to stay up to date on event news and announcements!

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. The KCBS sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. Event Contacts are John Hunt & Amy Bailey. John can be reached at 541-999-5199 or huntj1@mac.com and Amy can be reached at 541-756-8800 ext. 1574 or abailey@themillcasino.com if you have any questions

Mark Your Calendars for the 2014 BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay in May!

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The Mill Casino will kick off summer 2014 in a big way this Memorial Day Weekend when we host the 3rd Annual BBQ BLUES & BREWS on the BAY May 24th-25th!

The event has grown so popular, we thought you might like to get a heads up so you can make your travel arrangements and begin brushing up those BBQ skills for what should be a very heated competition.

There is nowhere better to be this Memorial Day weekend than The Mill Casino for this weekend celebration that features finger-lickin’ good barbecue, hand-crafted beers, and sizzling hot blues music, Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge and a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned BBQ competition.

Think you have what it takes to be a BBQ master? Then sign your team up for a chance to win a share of $8,000 in Cash Prizes by filling out our TEAM REGISTRATION FORM!

You can also register to be a certified Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) judge by clicking here! For more information please call 1.800.953.4800 or 541.756.8800.   Follow the BBQ Blues & Brews on the Bay Facebook Page to stay up to date on event news and announcements!

Friday, May 23rd
3 pm – 6:30 pm – Learn the ins and outs of BBQ and become a Certified KCBS BBQ Judge.

Saturday, May 24
Noon – 8 pm – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment. Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation.
Noon – 3 pm – Sample BBQ from the competitors
2 – 4 pm – Eating contests

Sunday May 25
Noon – 5 pm – Enjoy food vendors, beer garden and live entertainment. Sample over 20 craft brews for a $10 donation.
2 pm – Jim Monihan Mac ‘N Cheese Challenge turn in.
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Sample BBQ and Mac ‘N Cheese from the competitors
4 pm – Awards Ceremony

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. The KCBS sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America.

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