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Press Release: Dances With Smoke takes home BBQ Grand Championship

Washington's Dances With Smoke takes home Grand Championship at 11th Annual BBQ Off the Bypass. (Left to Right: Paul Wenger, Diane Mee, Tom Wallin) Photo Credit: BBQ Off the Bypass

Washington’s Dances With Smoke takes home Grand Championship at 11th Annual BBQ Off the Bypass. (Left to Right: Paul Wenger, Diane Mee, Tom Wallin) Photo Credit: BBQ Off the Bypass

Three BC teams place first in individual BBQ categorie

NOTE TO MEDIA: Angie Quaale, BBQ champion, host and founder of BBQ *Off* the Bypass is available for interview and cooking demos. To book an interview, contact Amy Chen amy@townhallbrands.com or 778-998-0036.

BBQ and pie photos from the event available for download: bit.ly/2cgc54f

THE NEWS:
Eleven years of smoking hot BBQ and community fun were celebrated in Langley on Sunday, September 11 at the 2016 BBQ Off the Bypass (BOTB), presented by Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store and C&D Logistics, in partnership with Johnston’s. This year’s BBQ also welcomed the 7th annual Great BC Bake-Off.

More than 5,000 meat lovers of all ages attended this free public event and tasted free samples of delicious slow-cooked meat, purchased take home treats from vendors, and enjoyed festive activities and live performance by local band, The New Shackeltons. Admission was by donation with more than $6,000 raised to support Langley’s TinyKittens Society.

The energy at this year’s competition brought even more heat as 19 teams from Washington and BC traveled to compete for a prize pool of $5,000 and the grand championship title (highest total accumulated points across all BBQ categories) that was taken home by Dances with Smoke from Renton, Washington.

2016 BBQ Winners (Each Category):

  • Chicken: Hog Shack Cook House, Richmond, BC
  • Beef Brisket: Dances with Smoke – Renton, WA
  • Pork Ribs: SmellaQue, Calgary, AB
  • Pork: Rusty’s BBQ, Port Moody, BC
  • Blackbox: Stacked Racks, Surrey, BC

2016 Great BC Bake-Off Winners (Each Category):

  • Fruit Pie: Jenny Baxter, Tropical Peach Mango Pie with a Vodka Crust
  • Butter Tart: Sharon Waldron, Winny Walley’s Wonderful Bacon Pecan Butter Tarts
  • Anything goes: Saffron Hodgson, Bush Kitchen Chocolate Pie Tart

This year’s Blackbox mystery ingredients were: JD Farms Turkey Thigh, Johnston’s Kessler Pork Loin and Modena Balsamic Vinegar.

Recipes for winning pies will soon be published on Great BC Bake-Off.

“We celebrated Southern style BBQ in the best way possible. Passionate BBQ teams showcased their talents while families and friends gathered over delicious food and gave back to the community by supporting local charitable partner, TinyKittens. Also, special thanks to our pie and BBQ judges for evaluating another intense competition this year.” – Angie Quaale, BBQ champion and founder of BOTB.

Suggested Tweets:
Congrats! #Washington’s Dances with Smoke wins #BBQ GrandChamp @BBQontheBypass in #Langley. #BOTB2016 bit.ly/2cEcUk1

Results are in for @BBQontheBypass & $6000+ raised for #Langley’s @TinyKittensHQ. #BOTB2016 bit.ly/2cEcUk1

2016 winners @BBQontheBypass, presented by @CDLogisticsca w/ @JohnstonsPork @WellSeasoned1! #BOTB2016 bit.ly/2cEcUk1

The Results Are In

We’re proud to announce the results of the 2016 BBQ *Off* the Bypass.

Eighteen 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 Washington team Dances With Smoke. Following in second place is the Reserve Grand Champion, SmellaQue.

A great shot of the judging form by photographer and judge Alyssa Dawson

Let the judging begin! #BOTB2016 @BBQontheBypass 🍴 – Alyssa Dawson, @AlyssaCDawson

Rank Team Name Overall Chicken Pork Ribs Pork Brisket Black Box
1 DANCES WITH SMOKE BARBEQUE 657.0512 161.6916 165.6684 155.9884 173.7028
2 SmellaQue 656.4912 159.9656 170.8456 164.56 161.12
3 Mak Daddies 654.9484 167.394 158.88 159.4972 169.1772
4 Hog Shack BBQ 654.2744 174.9028 170.2744 160.56 148.5372 155.4972
5 Rusty’s BBQ 654.1944 165.6684 162.2972 171.4056 154.8232
6 FAT WALLY’S FIREHOUSE BBQ 650.8912 163.4512 166.8916 159.44 161.1084 145.6916
7 Rocky Mountain Smokers 643.9312 148.5368 163.4516 169.7028 162.24
8 Wibs n Fixuns 642.8344 174.32 150.8344 158.8344 158.8456
9 HOUSE OF Q 627.3028 162.8228 160.56 159.3828 144.5372
10 THE SMOKIN’ GRILL NEXT DOOR 624.4232 158.8 151.3716 166.8344 147.4172 156.5488
11 BUSH KITCHEN BBQ TEAM 622.2632 155.4516 168.0344 143.9428 154.8344 124.48
12 BIG DOG BBQ CANADA 621.0628 152.0112 154.846 158.24 155.9656 135.4172
13 Buzz Saw BBQ 619.3032 160.5372 163.9888 155.3944 139.3828
14 Braai-Q 613.6228 151.3828 141.12 164.0228 157.0972 158.3772
15 HELLUVA ‘Q’ 613.5772 153.12 153.0972 161.7028 145.6572
16 BARKING BOYS BBQ 612.5028 164.0228 153.7488 151.3828 143.3484
17 Stacked Racks 599.36 152.56 167.4628 141.6684 137.6688 160.0228
18 Pigs N Heat 599.2912 146.2284 150.24 162.8572 139.9656 154.3428

See the official KCBS results posted here: http://www.kcbs.us/event/6654/bbq-off-the-bypass

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Oh so tasty treats @BBQontheBypass #BCBakeOff #BOTB2016 – Family Fun Vancouver@familyfunyvr


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

1. Fruit Pie: winner, Jenny Baxter’s Tropical Peach Mango Pie with Vodka Crus
2. Anything Pie: winner, Saffron Hodgson’s Bush Kitchen Chocolate Pie Tart
3. Butter Tart (because we’re Canadian, eh?): winner, Sharon Waldron’s Winny Walley’s Wonderful Bacon Pecan Butter Tarts

Press Release: Langley Heats Up with 11th Annual BBQ off the Bypass

19 BBQ teams from USA and Canada to compete

NOTE TO MEDIA: Angie Quaale, BBQ champion, host and founder of BBQ *Off* the Bypass is available for interview and cooking demos. To book an interview, contact Amy Chen amy@townhallbrands.com or 778-998-0036.

Photos of BOTB available for download: http://bit.ly/2aUhWLn

When: Sunday, September 11, 10:00am-4:00pm

Where: Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, 117-20353 64th Ave, Langley, BC

What:
Fully-sanctioned BBQ competition with teams from Washington State, Montana, Saskatchewan, British Columbia.
BBQ categories: chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and Blackbox.
Free day of family fun with admission donations to benefit TinyKittens.
Great BC Bake Off also takes place with three competing categories for the public: fruit pie, butter tart and anything pie.
See press release for more information.

Parking:
Free parking nearby on the street. Please allocate extra time to find parking. Map below.

Timeline:
10:00am- Event kicks-off at main stage with chef Dez as emcee.
11:00am- Chicken judging
12:00pm- Ribs judging & pie judging
1:00pm- Pork judging
2:00pm- Brisket judging
3:00pm- Blackbox Judging
4:00pm- Award presentation at main stage.

Map to the 11th Annual BBQ Off The Bypass in Langley, BC, Canada

Additional roundup of BOTB Media! Thank You For Your Support!!

Another huge thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word about this year’s event! Be sure to check out our media supporters webpages and to share their stories:

Langley Times:
http://www.langleytimes.com/community/392479051.html

Daily Hive:
http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-food-events-september-2016

Global Morning:
http://globalnews.ca/video/2925211/great-bc-bake-off-no-bake-chocolate-tart-with-berries

Fabulously Frugal:
http://fabulouslyfrugalinvancouver.com/bbq-off-the-bypass-brings-the-heat-to-langley/

Penny Lavish:
https://pennylavish.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/free-event-bbq-off-the-bypass-return-for-its-11th-year-this-summer-2016-in-langley/

Vancoolver:
https://vancoolver.ca/event/260667

Family Fun Canada:
http://www.familyfuncanada.com/vancouver/bbq-on-the-bypass/

Savoteur:
http://www.savoteur.com/canada/vancouver/en/langley/eat-&-drink/show-off-your-baking-chops-at-the-great-bc-bake-off

BOTB in the Media: We couldn’t do this without you!

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word about this year’s event! Be sure to check out our media supporters webpages and to share their stories:

365 Days of Living:
http://www.365daysofdining.com/2016/07/26/john-lim-hing-pitmaster-at-hog-shack-cook-house/

Daily Hive:
http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/bbq-off-the-bypass-2016

Fraser Valley News Network:
http://fraservalleynewsnetwork.com/2016/08/10/bbq-off-the-bypass-langley-september-11/

Hello Vancity:
http://www.hellovancity.com/food/bbq-off-bypass-brings-heat-langley/

Kitchen Uncorked:
http://kitchenuncorked.com/2016/08/11/bbq-off-bypass-great-bc-bakeoff/

My Vancity:
http://myvancity.ca/2016/08/12/bbq-off-bypass-brings-heat-langley/

Shaw TV:
https://youtu.be/m9EAMvoBCw8

Westender:
http://www.westender.com/eat-drink/fresh-sheet/enroute-looks-to-bc-for-canada-s-best-araxi-alumnus-opens-in-squamish-ancora-celebrates-first-bday-1.2322933

Press Release: BBQ off the Bypass Brings the Heat to Langley

Annual BBQ competition returns with Great BC Bake-Off in September

NOTE TO MEDIA: Angie Quaale, BBQ champion, host and founder of BBQ *Off* the Bypass is available for interview and cooking demos. To book an interview, contact Amy Chen amy@townhallbrands.com or 778-998-0036.

Photos of BOTB available for download: http://bit.ly/2aUhWLn

[Langley, BC] The 11th annual BBQ Off the Bypass (BOTB), presented by C&D Logistics, in partnership with Johnston’s and Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, returns to Langley (117-20353 64th Avenue) with the Great BC Bake-Off on Sunday, September 11. The event is family-friendly and free to attend. Admission donations are encouraged to support this year’s charitable partner, TinyKittens.

As BBQ teams from across Washington State, Montana, Saskatchewan and British Columbia compete for the grand championship of $5,000 cash prize, attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary samples of delicious slow-cooked meat, treats from vendors and live music from The New Shackletons.

This year’s competing BBQ categories include: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork and a blackbox category.

Also returning with BBQ Off the Bypass is the 7th annual Great BC Bake-Off, an amateur pie baking competition open to the public. Home bakers are encouraged to submit their favourite pie or tart in one of three categories: fruit pie, butter tart or anything pie.

“We’re excited to be back again for the 11th year with TinyKittens as our charitable partner. Bring a friend or your family and join us in Langley for the annual celebration of Southern style BBQ.” – Angie Quaale

Full list of Blackbox and Great BC Bake-Off judges available here. Read more about BBQ Off the Bypass on the Daily Hive.

Suggested Tweets:

Attn #YVR #BBQ lovers! Join for #FREE #family-fun on Sept 11 @BBQontheBypass in #Langley. #BOTB2016 bit.ly/1RUPh7t
Have a #pie or tart recipe? Register in #BCBakeOff @bbqonthebypass for a chance to win! #YVR #BOTB2016 bit.ly/2auPmwV
SEPT 11: @BBQontheBypass, presented by @CDLogisticsca w/ @JohnstonsPork @WellSeasoned1 returns. #BOTB2016 bit.ly/1RUPh7t

Five things to know about BOTB:

  1. Winner of BOTB qualifies for an invitation to compete in the Jack Daniels World BBQ Championship in Tennessee and The American Royal BBQ in Kansas City.
  2. Last year’s BOTB raised $6,809.95 to support Langley’s TinyKittens Society, a 100% volunteer-run cat rescue.
  3. The first place winner in each category of the The Great BC Bake Off will receive a $150.00 Well Seasoned gift card and a recipe feature on the BOTB website.
  4. BBQ *OFF* the Bypass was renamed in 2014 when it moved from on to off the bypass, by Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store.
  5. The most popular BBQ category each year: ribs!

Food Truck Announcement: WHOLE HOG from Johnston’s

Johnston's Whole Hog

We can hardly contain our excitement! Johnston’s, this year’s title sponsor and pork category sponsor, will have their rotisserie on site to roast a WHOLE PIG! If you made it to this year’s Barn Burner BBQ event, you saw (and hopefully tasted) it in action!

 

Our 2016 Charitable Partner!

We’re very proud to have back our charitable partner Tiny Kittens.  Tiny Kittens’ will again act as our event greeters and will have donation boxes at both entrances.

Entry is still free but people are encouraged to make a donation – all proceeds go to Langley based TinyKittens. We LOVE the rescue work they do and know that every penny we raise is SO important to the cats & kittens they help! You can check out the work they do on their website.   http://www.tinykittens.com/projects

The official purpose of TinyKittens Society is to promote the welfare of cats by:

  • rescuing stray, feral, abandoned, unwanted or abused cats
  • encouraging responsible pet ownership through education for the general public
  • partnering with schools to offer classroom education for students

They’re back!

The New Shackletons will be back at BOTB 2016!

Local band, The New Shackleton, returns to perform at #BOTB2016.

Local band, The New Shackleton, returns to perform at #BOTB2016.

We’re happy to confirm that the New Shackletons have confirmed that they will take the stage again for this year’s BBQ *Off* the Bypass. Get ready to rock!!

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 amy@townhallbrands.com 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: bbqoffthebypass.com/

Suggested Tweets:

  • 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: bbqoffthebypass.com/ 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: http://bbqoffthebypass.com

Another win! Thanks Otter Coop

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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: http://www.kcbs.us/event/5830/bbq-on-the-bypass


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!