5th Annual Hot Q's & Cold Brews BBQ 2019

Chris Allingham

Staff member
Mrs. TVWB and I had a great time eating, gambling, lodging, socializing, and judging barbecue at the 5th Annual Hot Q's & Cold Brews BBQ 2019 sponsored by Feather Falls Casino & Lodge in Oroville, CA and organized by Ben Lobenstein's Fire It Up Events.

Hot Q's & Cold Brews is the perfect end to our NorCal KCBS barbecue season! A great venue for a fun event, the folks at Feather Falls treat everyone right and their sponsorship of this event is greatly appreciated. Teams and judges can't wait to come back again in 2020!

Congratulations to Cynical BBQ for taking GC and Rock's Barbque for taking RC.

Didn't get too many photos this year, I promise I'll do better next time.

Arrived early on Friday to attend the team meeting. I gave away some ThermoWorks products via random drawing, that was fun! Shown here is KCBS rep Julie Poe discussing the finer points of the turn-in box.

Me and Ben Lobenstein, contest organizer extraordinaire! Dig the Ron Swanson's Shirt of Greatness!

Fellow judge DJ Martin showing off another great shirt.

BBQKING was in the house.

Historic military vehicle enthusiasts showed off some of their equipment at the event.

Taking the KCBS Judges Oath. I gave away more ThermoWorks products by random draw to the judges and volunteers...turns out they like prizes, too! :D

Ralph Michaels celebrates his 30th judged contest and (almost) MCBJ status by leading us in the KCBS Judges Oath.

Craig Yeszin of Cynical BBQ wins Grand Champion, picks up the big trophy, the big plaque, and the BIG CHECK! Photo Credit: Screenshot from live video by Fire It Up! Events.