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Sneak Peek: 2015 Brew ‘N’ Cue North Carolina

Southern-style barbecue varies from state to state, sometimes city-to-city, and Southern natives love a good debate on whose barbecue style or sauce reigns supreme.

This September, The Local Palate celebrates the diversity of this cuisine with Brew ‘n’ Cue Showdown, an exclusive event part of Colonial Williamsburg’s Taste Tradition weekend. Pitmasters and brewers from four states will compete against one another as they show off their best hog and hops skills. Then, Colonial Williamsburg chefs will create a dish incorporating the barbecue. Attendees vote on Best BBQ, Best Beer, and Best Dish.

So, pick your State, start building that barbecue pride, and get excited with this sneak peak of North Carolina’s participating pitmaster, brewery, and Colonial Williamsburg chef.


Sam Jones poses at the counter of Skylight Inn BBQ with their most popular menu item, the Whole Hog BBQ Tray.
North Carolina Pitmaster: Skylight Inn BBQ. Photo by Anna Routh

Sam Jones of Skylight Inn is the grandson of famous Pete Jone’s, the original Skylight Inn owner. This acclaimed barbecue joint has been a standard in Eastern North Carolina barbecue since 1947 and is considered some of the best in the country.


Packaging Specialist Dan Divis carries a keg past the Mullet
North Carolina Brewery: FullSteam Brewery. Photo courtesy of Palmetto Brewery

FullSteam Brewery of Durham is known for creating both traditional and experimental beers with Southern sensibility and incorporating local farmed goods, heirloom grains, and seasonal botanicals.


Chef Travis Brust of Williamsburg Inn is winner of countless awards, including the top prize at the World Chef Championship, and chairman of the Culinary Apprenticeship Board of the Virginia Chef’s Association. Chef Brust joined the Williamsburg Inn culinary team in 2002 and was named Executive Chef in 2011.


Click here for more info on this event plus great deals on the Taste Tradition Weekend Package.

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