A Celebration of the DIY Spirit to Support Grassroots Charities

Baltibrew is thrilled to present its 9th celebration of the DIY spirit, Chilibrew IX: a combination chili and homebrew competition to be held Friday, October 9th at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in downtown Baltimore.

As in past years, Chilibrew attendees serve as judges for the event, voting on the best chili con carné, vegan chili, and home-brewed beer provided by 60 competitors. An accompanying “celebrity-judged” competition features local food & beverage luminaries weighing in with their favorite picks as well.

In recent years, Chilibrew has raised significant monetary donations for a set of three different Baltimore grassroots organizations. Selected based on their support of local communities, we gave each of last year's beneficiaries approximately $3,000 to further their missions. Regardless of whether you’re looking to have a great time in support of a good cause or throw your hat in the ring and compete, we hope you’ll join us October 9th from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church for Chilibrew IX.



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