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Press Release: Richmond Team Takes Home BBQ Championship

BBQ Community Expands with BBQ *Off* the Bypass

NOTE TO MEDIA: Angie Quaale, BBQ champion and host of BBQ *Off* the Bypass is available for interview and cooking demos. Please contact Amy Chen or 778-998-0036.

In Short:

The 10th annual BBQ *Off* the Bypass, presented in Langley by C&D Logistics was another year of success and fun. With 19 teams from all over the Pacific Northwest competed for the Grand Championship, which was captured by local Richmond, BC’s Hog Shack Cook House. Local residents, Sandra Sayer, Beth Watt and Colleen Hayes of Big Dog BBQ took home pie championships in their respective categories: Fruit Pie, Anything Pie, and Butter Tart. More details on results:

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  • HOT: Grand Champion of 10th annual @BBQontheBypass is @HogShackca of Richmond #YVR. Congrats! #BOTB2015
  • Congrats @HogShackca for winning Grand Championship @BBQontheBypass in #Langley. #BOTB2015
  • Full winning list is out for 10th annual @BBQontheBypass. See: Congrats everyone! #BOTB2015

The News:

A decade of smoking hot BBQ and community fun were celebrated at the 2015 BBQ *Off* the Bypass (BOTB), presented by C&D Logistics, on September 13th, 2015. The event also welcomed the 6th annual Great BC Bake-Off.

All proceeds from the event were donated to TinyKittens Society.

All proceeds from the event were donated to TinyKittens Society.

More than 5,000 meat lovers of all ages attended this free public event to enjoy free samples of delicious slow-cooked meat, purchased take home treats from vendors, and participated in free activities including face-painting, festival games and live performances by local band, The New Shackeltons.

Admission was by donation, with all proceeds collected ($6,809.95) to support Langley-based TinyKittens Society, a 100% volunteer-run animal rescue to promote the welfare of cats.

Already a beautiful and hot day, the energy at this year’s competition was even hotter as more than 19 teams from Saskatchewan, Alberta, Oregon, Washington and all over BC traveled to compete for the Grand Championship title and a cash prize of $10,000 shared by the winning teams.

Richmond's Hog Shack BBQ took home 10th Annual BBQ *Off* the Bypass championship.  (L to R): Scott Graham, John Lim Hing, Joel Whitmore

Richmond’s Hog Shack BBQ took home 10th Annual BBQ *Off* the Bypass championship.
(L to R): Scott Graham, John Lim Hing, Joel Whitmore

Visiting Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) head judges Kelly and Kathleen McIntosh led a local team of certified judges to judge a very close competition with Hog Shack Cook House taking home the Grand Championship, after achieving the highest total points in all four competition categories: chicken, ribs, pork shoulder (pulled pork) and beef brisket. With only 0.046 points behind, Lake House BBQ took home the title of Reserve Grand Champion (2nd place).

Surrey’s Stacked Racks BBQ was the winner of the Black Box competition with their turkey roll using this year’s mystery ingredients: JD Farms ground turkey, ginger and carob molasses.

An assortment of pies entered for the Great BC Bake-Off.   (Photo credit: Hanson Do, Nosh and Nibble)

An assortment of pies entered for the Great BC Bake-Off.
(Photo credit: Hanson Do, Nosh and Nibble)

In addition to the BBQ competition, the 6th annual Great BC Bake-Off also took place at this year’s event with 26 fresh, homemade pies entered in one of the three categories: fruit pie, butter tarts and an open category. It was a close competition with Sandra Sayer taking home the Fruit Pie championship with her Dutch Apple Jack Pie and Beth Watt winning the Anything Pie category with Corn Onion Galotte. Finally, last year’s pie winner, Colleen of Big Dog BBQ took home the Butter Tart category.

An additional prize for this year’s pie winners, Aldergrove’s Otter Co-Op will scale each first place winner’s recipes and bake them to sell at the store.

“As the interest in BBQ increases each year, we have more teams joining to cook, more judges to judge and more spectators to enjoy. BBQ *Off* the Bypass is more than a day event. It’s a community that brings people together to celebrate, share and support one another. I can’t wait to see what the 11th year will bring for us in 2016. See you there!” – Angie Quaale, BBQ champion and founder of BOTB.

For the full list of teams, partners and sponsors, please visit here.

Judging list for this year’s Black Box and Pie category are available online.

If you missed this year’s BBQ competition, mark your calendar for the 11th annual BBQ *Off* the Bypass competition in September 2016 at the Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store in Langley, BC.

About BBQ *Off* the Bypass

The annual BBQ *Off* the Bypass is a Langley BC-based BBQ competition and more. The event attracts the best competitive BBQ teams from throughout the Pacific Northwest for a sizzling competition in five categories: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork butt, and an open choice category. FREE to the public, the event features live music, interesting displays, tasty vendors and delicious FREE finger licking barbecue samples. The BBQ off the Bypass is also the site of the Great BC Bake Off, an annual amateur pie baking competition, open to the public.

The event is free to the public. Learn more at:

Another win! Thanks Otter Coop


It was an excellent weekend of BBQ at Well Seasoned and as we draw the shades on this year’s BBQ *Off* the Bypass 10 presented by C&D Logistics, we look back at the weekend with real fondness. We were so happy to work with TinyKittens are our charity this year and were so proud of all the donations that our attendees and vendors raised for the cause.

We wanted to do a special shout out for Otter Coop for really committing to #donutsforkittens and going above and beyond.

Long story short – we (BOTB team) screwed up the electrical requirements for the Otter Coop mini donut machine but we didn’t find out until Sunday morning that there was a problem. Mike, the Otter manager went into plan-B mode and sent the fryer back to the coop. He then arranged a donut shuttle system. Fresh, hot donuts were sent to the site every hour all day long. Otter raised $625 selling mini donuts and ALL of it goes to TinyKittens.

Now that’s commitment. High five Otter Coop!
We’re still tallying the total donation number, so check back soon for another update.

The Results Are In!

We’re proud to announce the results of the 2015 BBQ *Off* the Bypass.

Nineteen dedicated and creative teams gathered to compete for the best smoking good meat in the following five categories: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork butt, and a Black Box challenge.

After the smoke cleared and the last bits of sauce were licked from fingers, the Grand Champion was named. Capturing first place overall is BC’s own Hog Shack. Following in second place by only 0.04 of a point is the Reserve Grand Champion, Lake House BBQ.

Rank Team Name Overall Chicken Pork Ribs Pork Brisket Black Box
1 Hog Shack BBQ 669.7376 168.56 161.726 173.1428 166.3088 158.8572
2 LAKE HOUSE BBQ 669.6916 166.8228 161.1544 176 165.7144
3 WINECOUNTRYQ 662.7772 158.8228 177.1544 161.68 165.12
4 Rusty’s BBQ 662.2636 167.9772 166.2972 171.4516 156.5376
5 Rocky Mountain Smokers 647.9772 162.8456 149.1316 165.7256 170.2744 131.3828
6 FAT WALLY’S FIREHOUSE BBQ 647.3944 147.9428 160.5716 172.5828 166.2972 158.7768
7 DANCES WITH SMOKE BARBEQUE 646.8116 155.9656 166.2744 154.2628 170.3088 138.88
8 Buzz Saw BBQ 644.4916 154.8344 159.9772 160.5372 169.1428
9 BIG DOG BBQ CANADA 643.4628 164.5828 155.4744 165.6684 157.7372 162.8916
10 BUSH KITCHEN BBQ TEAM 642.8688 168.6172 162.2628 164 147.9888
11 SMOKINBOX BBQ 635.4172 159.4972 162.8572 154.8 158.2628 144.5372
12 HELLUVA ‘Q’ 625.0516 161.7372 144.5144 155.3828 163.4172
13 THE SMOKIN’ GRILL NEXT DOOR 619.3256 155.3828 170.2972 144.5256 149.12 118.7884
14 SMOKEEATERS BBQ CANADA 615.5196 156.64 152 142.2512 164.6284 151.3484
15 PORKAHOLICS 609.7028 148.0228 153.1428 157.12 151.4172
16 Back East BBQ 607.394 143.44 145.1312 159.44 159.3828 160.5256
17 Fire It Up BBQ 601.0516 155.3828 147.3716 150.88 147.4172 125.634
18 Wibs n Fixuns 575.7144 161.7028 92.24 163.9656 157.806
19 Stacked Racks 501.1428 166.88 169.7028 164.56 163.44

See the official KCBS results posted here:

Adding a sweet public participation component to event was the sixth annual Great BC Bake-Off, an amateur baking competition. In the Great #BCBakeOff, there were three categories:

1. Fruit Pie: winner, Sandra Sayer’s Dutch Apple Jack Pie
2. Anything Pie: winner, Beth Watt’s Corn Onion Galotte
3. Butter Tart (because we’re Canadian, eh?): winner, Colleen of Big Dog BBQ with her Classic Butter Tart.

2015 Grand Champion: Hog Shack BBQ

Be sure to check back soon (or like us on Facebook) to get the full results!
Thanks for joining us for our 10th anniversary event. We can’t wait to see you next year!

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Attend the 10th Annual BBQ *Off* the Bypass:

1. It’s been a decade in the making! 10th Annual event with even bigger prizes
2. Wear your stretchy pants and sample some of the best BBQ in the Pacific Northwest.
3. You can bring the kids! It’s free and family friendly.
4. You can groove while you taste. Local Band, The New Shackletons will be playing live.
5. Buy and eat local; local pork, local chicken, local beef and local turkey.
6. Food trucks onsite: The Chili Tank & Bambino’s
7. Watch the BBQ showdown with 25 competing BBQ teams with teams from BC & Alberta to Oregon!
8. Chef Dez, Red Seal Chef, Chopped Canada competitor and food columnist, emceeing the competition.
9. Charitable partner TinyKittens Society will be collecting donations & talking about Kitten Reality TV.
10. A chance to meet local lifestyle celebrity Black Box & BC Bake Off Judges (full list here).

Suggested Tweets:
Can’t wait for @bbqonthebypass on Sept 13 in #Langley! A great #free #family event with delicious #bbq samples! #BOTB2015

#Entertainment & delicious food galore at the 10th @bbqonthebypass thx to @WellSeasoned1 w/ 25 competing #bbq teams! #BOTB2015

Don’t miss the #foodie event of the season, the 10th annual @bbqonthebypass w/ #bbq samples #family entertainment & more! #BOTB2015

Still room in our Captain’s Class!

Our Judging Class (hosted by Well Seasoned: A Gourmet Food Store) just filled up!

However, our Captain’s Class still has room and we’d love to have you:…/certified-bbq-table-captain-c…/

Call 604-530-1518 to reserve your spot now!

This class is being taught by Kelly & Kathleen McIntosh, KCBS Head Judges

In a barbecue competition, it is exciting being a judge. However, another very important position is needed to make the barbecue competition go on and that is a Table Captain. Table Captains present and pass out the meat to each of the judges. Table Captains need to know all of the rules that go along with this important task. Learn those rules in a KCBS certified class. The cost is $50 for both members of Kansas City Barbecue Society and non- members. Come on out and learn all that you need to know to participate in Kansas City Barbecue Society competitions!

More FAQ’s may be answered at:

Attendees will learn the art of judging KCBS BBQ.