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Southern Star Brewing Company Hosting BBQ Cook-Off

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Southern Star Brewing Company is introducing the 1st Annual Southern Star BBQ Cook-Off on Saturday, April 22nd to benefit Operation Pets Alive with a Pre-Cook-Off tailgate party on Friday, April 21st to kick off the festivities.

In July 2007, the craft brewery was founded in Conroe and was the first to can craft beer in the state of Texas. Southern Star offers a variety of craft beers on tap and is well known in seven states for their famous Bombshell Blonde Ale. The dramatic increase in popularity provided the opportunity to move their brewing operations in 2016 to a custom build facility at 3525 North Frazier Street, Conroe, TX 77303 on over 13-acres, to feature an extraordinary taproom to overlook the production brewhouse, an outdoor Biergarten with a live music stage and a disc golf course.

Admission is free for Friday night’s Pre-Cook-Off tailgate party and Saturday’s BBQ Cook-Off is $12 admission for adults and free for kids with proceeds benefiting Operations Pets Alive. Operation Pets Alive is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization striving to elevate Montgomery County to a No-Kill community through innovative programs that focuses on raising community awareness, reducing the number of dogs and cats that enter their shelters, and increase the number of dogs and cats that leave their shelters alive.

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Barbeque Cook-Off competition offers $2900 in cash prizes and custom trophies, to include rustic wood coolers and cap catcher bottle openers! There is endless entertainment throughout day including:
– Texas bands performing live on the Biergarten stage throughout the day, featuring Josh Fuller, The Warm Breeze Band, The Lime Traders, and Caleb & The Homegrown Tomatoes.
– Craft Beer to wash down the Barbeque goodness
– Raffling of a 2016 Harley Davidson Roadster Sportster Motorcycle!!! Drawing will take place at 5:00pm just after the announcements of the winning Barbeque cook-off teams. Buy your raffle tickets now for a chance to WIN at
– Silent Auctions
– Agility and Police Dog Demonstrations
– Pet Adoptions
– Market Vendors
– Food Trucks
– Fun & Games

Events Director of Southern Star, Danielle Betz shared, “”Our new facility has opened the opportunity to host a variety of events for community efforts. Southern Star’s dog friendly Biergarten has given us the ability to assist in pairing dogs in need with new loving homes. It’s a great honor to partner with Operation Pets Alive to expand animal welfare efforts.”

Additionally, Operation Pets Alive Annual Rescue Ride Flight For Life, a 100 Mile motorcycle bike benefit ride, will be held on April 22nd. The destination for the after party of the benefit ride will be at Southern Star Brewing during the BBQ Cook-Off and include free admission to the event. For more information or to participate, visit

For cook-off team application please contact Danielle Betz, Southern Star’s Events Director by emailing or by calling 935-539-9388. Limited space of 30 teams. Learn more about Southern Star Brewing Company at