Some familiar Western North Carolina barbecue and beer favorites will be bringing a taste of the mountains to The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend in Gulf Shores, Alabama this November. Buxton Hall Barbecue‘s Chef Elliot Moss will be among the participants demonstrating their culinary skills at the eighth annual installment of the two day festival, which runs from Nov. 6-7 this Fall.
In addition to the edibles, over 60 craft brewers from around the southeast, including Brevard-based Oskar Blues Brewery, will kick off the festivities on Friday, offering up some tasty beverages and unveiling the “Hoptub Bath Machine,” a new brew collaboration between five Alabama breweries and Oskar Blues founder Dale Katechis.
Saturday’s activities feature 70+ chefs competing for the award of “Best Oyster.” The festival will also feature an oyster shucking contest, cooking demonstrations and the new North American Oyster Showcase, in which 30 oyster growers from across North America will compete in a tasting competition.
Besides the food and drink offerings, festival attendees will be treated to live music from Nashville’s Lennon & Maisy, Black Jacket Symphony and others throughout the weekend. Sports viewing lounges will be set up for festival-goers to catch their favorite college football team in action as well.
The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend begins Friday, November 6 at 6 p.m. with the Craft Beer Festival. The price for general admission for Friday’s event is $40.
Saturday’s cook-off and other events begin at 11 a.m. and run throughout the day. Price of admission for the cook-off is $10, while children eighteen and under get in free.
For more information on The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend festival, to purchase tickets, see a schedule of events or find directions, visit hangoutcookoff.com or see the attached press release below.
More About the 2015 Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend
The festival kicks off with Craft Beer Friday, featuring over 60 breweries, and the release of Hoptub Bath Machine, a collaborative brewing project with five Alabama breweries and Dale Katechis from Oskar Blues. On Saturday, 70+ chefs like James Beard Award Winners Alon Shaya, Ryan Prewitt, and Greg Baker will serve three interpretations of Gulf Oysters and compete for the title of “Best Oyster.” New this year is The North American Oyster Showcase featuring oysters from seven distinct regions of the continent. Guests will enjoy live music all weekend, with special performances from Nashville’s Lennon & Maisy. Tickets are available online.