The Gate

Serving fine Draught Ales and Spirits in at least 4 Dimensions since 1997.

The greatest craft breweries in the world compete for the best chili!

The greatest craft breweries in the world compete for the best chili.
Brooklyn’s favorite craft beer bar, The Gate, hosts 2nd Brewery Chili Cook-Off including a free public tasting.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, March 27, 2015 — On Saturday, March 28th, The Gate, one of Park Slope’s oldest and most loved bars, will host its 2nd annual Brewery Chili Cook-Off. The Gate Chili Cook-Off features 11 of the world’s greatest craft breweries competing for the right to say that their chili, which is of course the ultimate beer pairing, is the greatest in all of the land.

Contest participants include Bells (MI), Founders (MI), Lagunitas (CA), Greenport Harbor (NY), Radiant Pig (NY), Smuttynose (NH), Victory (PA), Green Flash (CA), Sly Fox (PA), Two Roads (CT) and the defending champ Peak Organic (ME).

To be named best of the bunch entrants will need approval from a prestigious group of judges featuring Matt Fisher (Pitmaster, Fletchers Barbecue), Chris Sell (Chef and Founder of Chip Shop), and veteran Chili Cook-Off expert, Ed Jen. 

Judging will be held at 1pm, a free public tasting at 2pm, and the winner will be announced at 3pm. 1st Place, will receive a fixed draft line at The Gate for 3 months, 2nd Place for 2 months, and 3rd Place for 1 month. Public judging/vote determines 3rd Place.

The Gate is located at 321 5th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn on the corner of 5th Ave and 3rd Street.

About The Gate
The Gate opened in 1997 to a small and supportive local “crowd” parched for quality craft beer. Founded on the desire to spread the word of ingenuity and taste, The Gate has forged longstanding relationships with the trailblazers as well as those representing the craft beer phenomenon that followed. Since that quiet beginning, The Gate has served a rotating and unique blend of kegged ales numbering in the tens of thousands. A craft beer scene pioneer and Park Slope neighborhood mainstay, The Gate continues to offer the best in American craft ales and lagers, unique events and old school Brooklyn ethic.  

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Bobby Gagnon