The Australian Brewery's BBQ Food Fest celebrates smoked meats and craft beers

FIRE UP THE GRILL: Mitch Davis, Michael Willcocks and Michael Rose from Badass BBQ are preparing to compete in the 2017 Australian Brewery Kingsford Invitational.

FIRE UP THE GRILL: Mitch Davis, Michael Willcocks and Michael Rose from Badass BBQ are preparing to compete in the 2017 Australian Brewery Kingsford Invitational.

Meat lovers will have the chance to sink their teeth into some of the juiciest cuts on the market this weekend, when barbecue masters battle it out on the grill.

Held over three days, and in conjunction with the Australian Hotel and Brewery at Rouse Hill and Kingsford, the 2017 Australian Brewery Kingsford Invitational will celebrate delicious smoked meats and Aussie craft beers, alongside family fun and live entertainment.

The inaugural event will see 35 expert barbecue teams fire up for the chance to win a share of $40,000 worth of prizes.

Activities include face painting, showbags, rides, market stalls and a live performance from Thirsty Merc. 

The top 30 barbecue teams in the country were invited to attend, along with teams from across the globe.

The brewery’s general manager Trevelyan Bale said it’s “incredibly exciting” to be hosting an event that celebrates all things barbecue and brew – something all Australians love.

“The barbecue competition is probably the most prestigious in the southern hemisphere, with teams travelling from different countries to take on the Aussies,” he said.

“It isn’t only for meat lovers. There is something for everyone, with a variety of food trucks offering cuisines from around the world and even some sweets. You’ll be sure to find something to suit your taste buds.

“To top it off, there’ll be plenty of Australian Brewery craft beer cans around to help quench that summer thirst.”

Having spent years travelling for events, the boys and I are really looking forward to participating in a local competition.

Michael Rose

Winston Hills resident Michael Rose, from Badass BBQ, is ready to fire up his grills to compete in the invitational, alongside teammates Mitch Davis and Michael Willcocks.

“Badass BBQ was ranked eighth last year in Australia,” he said.

“Having spent years travelling for events, the boys and I are really looking forward to participating in a local competition.”

Tickets are $5, with $1 from every purchase being donated to the Hills Charitable Trust.

This story Let’s get barbecuing first appeared on Hills News.

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