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:

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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!

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

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

Press Release: Langley BBQ Celebrates a Decade of Smoke and Fire

BBQ off the Bypass returns for 10th annual competition this fall

NOTE TO MEDIA: Angie Quaale, BBQ champion and host of BOTB, is available for interview and on-air BBQ demos. Please contact Amy Chen at amy@townhallbrands.com or 778-998-0036.

In Short:

[Langley, BC] Get your tongs, skewers, and smoker racks ready as the 10th annual Well Seasoned BBQ Off the Bypass returns Sunday, September 13 from 10am to 4pm in the Well Seasoned parking lot at #117-20353-64 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia. The event is FREE to the public with live music, unique displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples.

Smokin' hot BBQ from BOTB 2014.

Smokin’ hot BBQ from BOTB 2014.

Every year, the event attracts the best of the best competitive BBQ teams from throughout the Pacific North West for a sizzling competition. This battle of the BBQ includes five categories: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork butt and an open choice. For fun, there will be an additional “Blackbox” category for teams to showcase their creativity and BBQ ability. Teams with the most accumulated points across all categories is crowned the ultimate BBQ champion and wins their share of the largest yet, cash prize of $10,000. Registration still open for interested available online.

BBQ Off the Bypass is also host to the 6th Annual Great BC Bake Off, an amateur pie competition with three categories: fruit pie, open choice, and the classic Canadian butter tart. Home cooks and bakers may register online for all categories, or one.

Judges evaluating barbecue dish.Angie Quaale, owner of the celebrated Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, first introduced BBQ On the Bypass in 2005 as a way to unite grilling enthusiasts to join the quest for ultimate barbecue. Dedicated and creative teams from across North America gather annually in Langley, BC to compete for the best smoking good meat. Since 2008, winning teams have qualified to compete in international renowned BBQ competitions including the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational and the American Royal in Kansas City.

At a Glance

  • What:
    • 10th Annual BBQ off the Bypass
  • When:
    • September 13th, 2015 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Where:
    • #117-20353-64 Avenue, Langley, British Columbia.
  • Who:
    • Please contact Amy Chen for photo and interview opportunities.
    • Angie Quaale, BBQ champion and host of BBQ Off the Bypass.
    • Chef Dez, BBQ Off the Bypass emcee and Red Seal Chef.
    • Last year’s Grand Champion and Langley’s own House of Q.
    • For more information on BBQ Off the Bypass, please visit the website.
Activities for children to enjoy include free face painting.

Activities for children to enjoy include free face painting.

Suggested Tweets:

  • Save the Date! #BOTB2015 @bbqonthebypass is back Sept 13 w/ finger lickin’ #BBQ samples #Langley bit.ly/1RUPh7t
  • Show off your baking skills in #BCBakeOff @bbqonthebypass #BOTB2015 Sept 13 in #Langley. Register: bit.ly/1CSIGUA
  • Celebrate 10yrs @bbonthebypass w 30+ #BBQ teams compete to win $10k in #Langley. Who’s the #winner? bit.ly/1RUPh7t

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We’re official!

Today, our press release for the 2014 BBQ *Off* The Bypass went out to the public. Missed it? Here’s the skinny:

[Langley, BC] Get your tongs, skewers, and smoker racks ready as the 9th annual Well Seasoned BBQ OFF The Bypass event returns Sunday, September 14 from 10am to 4pm at a brand new location (#117-20353-64 Avenue, Langley). The event is free to the public with live music, unique displays, tasty vendors and delicious BBQ samples.

Angie Quaale, owner of the celebrated Well Seasoned gourmet food store in Langley, first introduced BBQ On the Bypass in 2005 as a way to unite grilling enthusiasts to join the quest for ultimate barbeque. Dedicated and creative teams from across North America gather annually in Langley, BC to compete for the best smoking good meat in the following five categories: chicken, brisket, ribs, pork butt, and an open choice. Since 2008, winning teams have qualified to compete in international renowned BBQ competitions such as the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational.

This year, well-respected Kelly and Kathleen McIntosh will serve as the sanctioning representatives from the Kansas City BBQ Society who will oversee the judges that select the ultimate winners. Teams are competing for $5000 in cash and prizes as well as a chance at an invitation to compete in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

With more than 17 teams registered for this year’s competition, Quaale says, “There’s no doubt this year’s annual Well Seasoned BBQ event will be even more smoking hot than previous years. Having a new location off the bypass only means one thing: we are now able to host a full two-day competition and accommodate the fast-growing number of BBQ enthusiasts from all over North America.”

Attracting only the best BBQ competitors from North America, BBQ Off the Bypass is the place to be to for some delicious barbecue and live entertainment before summer wraps up. For those with a sweet tooth, the annual Great BC Bake-Off will also take place with three competing categories: fruit pie, open, and butter tarts.