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California Wild Ales | 44th Annual Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off

Returning Chili Cookoff Champs

By cwa-blog, event

Returning Chili Champs!

Summer in California is synonymous with sunshine, beaches, and, of course, chili cookoffs. And this year, the excitement is palpable as we gear up to defend our title at the 44th Annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cookoff on Sunday, June 22nd.

Last year, our team at California Wild Ales stole the show with our exceptional chili, crafted by none other than our talented Monica DeWitt. Her gold medal-winning recipe not only impressed the judges but also won the hearts (and taste buds) of everyone in attendance, securing the coveted People’s Choice Award.

As we gear up for this year’s cookoff, anticipation is running high. We’re excited to showcase our culinary prowess once again and defend our title against a slew of worthy competitors. With Monica DeWitt leading the charge, there’s no doubt that we’ll bring our A-game to the table.

What sets us apart from the competition is not just our dedication to brewing exceptional beers but also our commitment to creating unforgettable culinary experiences. Our chili is a testament to this ethos, combining bold flavors and fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create a dish that is as delicious as it is unique. And this year, we’re revealing the secret ingredient that makes our chili truly special: our very own Bike Lane Lager. This signature brew adds a rich, malty depth to the chili, elevating it to award-winning status.

Chili and Wings!

But the real magic of the Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cookoff lies in the community spirit it fosters. It’s a chance for locals and visitors alike to come together, celebrate the best flavors of California, and indulge in some friendly competition. Whether you’re a chili connoisseur or just looking for a fun day out, the cookoff promises something for everyone.

And after the votes are counted, the excitement doesn’t end there. Head over to the main stage to watch Bill DeWitt as he attempts to win the Wing Eating competition. Cheer him on as he tries to win the crown and solidify Wild Ales legacy as champions of the Ocean Beach culinary scene.

So mark your calendars and join us on Sunday, June 22nd, as we return to Ocean Beach to defend our title at the 44th Annual Street Fair and Chili Cookoff. Come taste and vote for our award-winning chili, discover the magic of our Bike Lane Lager, and help us show why California Wild Ales is a force to be reckoned with in both the brewing and culinary worlds. We can’t wait to see you there!

Event Details:

  • What: Chili Cookoff /  Wing Eating Competition
  • When: June 22, 2024,  (11:00 – 1:30pm Chili  / 1:3opm Wings)
  • Where: Veterans Park, Ocean Beach

For further information about the launch event and to stay updated on this exciting release, please visit the OB Mainstreet Association Website or follow us on social media.