Lulu’s Brew & Que

The 2nd Annual #LulusBrewNQue is a wrap. Two days of fantastic food, drinks, live music, and fun for all ages, and we really appreciate everyone who had a hand in making it such a success! A special shout out to our #KCBS reps, our #SteakCookoffAssociation reps, the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association, our marketing chick Griffimages Photography & Design dba Colorado Marketing Chick, our Steak Cookoff co-sponsor Christensen Ranch, and all of our staff, family members, and friends who came together to make it all possible, it truly was a team effort!

Thank you to all of our competitors on some really awesome food, and congratulations to all of our winners on their calls!

A big thank you to Adams County Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio, Adams County Sheriff Michael McIntosh and United Power Inc. Troy Whitmore for their help in judging and then presenting the awards for our Kids’ Que Competition.

Official results are below. Please check out our Facebook page for the awards presentation videos and some preliminary pictures and updates.

Innaugural Steak Cookoff Association Competition Results:

Grand Champion: Jason Ganahl, Denver CO
Reserve Champion: Tammy Osborne, Casper WY
3rd: Richard Simes, Owl Creek NM
4th: Jayde Henley, Midland TX
5th: Levi Stoakes
6th: Brad Mueller, Glenrock WY
7th: Toby Metzger, Thornton CO
8th: John McBride, Fort Collins CO
9th: Michael Ulrich, Larkspur CO
10th: Brett Osborne, Casper WY

“Create Your Own Cocktail” winner and top finishers:

Grand Prize: Debbie Scott “Kitchen Sink Bloody Mary”
2nd: John McBride “Painkiller”
3rd: Kevin Bracken “Liquid Jolly Rancher”

Innaugural Kids’ Que Results:

1st Place: Stella Kos
2nd Place: Breckham Bingham
3rd Place: Jonathan Beaver
4th Place: Brandon Johnson
5th Place: Brailey Metzger
6th Place: Gianna Roberts
7th Place: Owen Kos
8th Place: Julie Rezac
9th Place: Samantha Dominguez
10th Place: Alec McBride

Official KCBS Competition Results:

Grand Champion: Boomerang BBQ, Wollforth TX
Reserve Champion: Smokin’ Boxers BBQ, Laramie WY
3rd Place: La Pasadita, Bertram TX
4th Place: Backdraft BBQ, Thornton CO
5th Place: BurntOut BBQ, Castle Rock CO
6th Place: Smokin Hot Butts BBQ, Livermore CO
7th Place: Big Daddy’s Backyard BBQ, Thornton CO
8th Place: Proud Souls Barbecue, Lakewood CO
9th Place: American Hero’s, Glenrock WY
10th Place: Buckshot BBQ, Midland TX

Chicken Category

1st Place: BurntOut BBQ, Castle Rock CO
2nd Place: Carnivores BBQ, Brighton CO
3rd Place: Smokin’ Boxers BBQ, Laramie WY
4th Place: Boomerang BBQ, Wollforth TX
5th Place: Backdraft BBQ, Thornton CO
6th Place: Smokin Hot Butts BBQ, Livermore CO
7th Place: La Pasadita, Bertram TX
8th Place: Proud Souls Barbecue, Lakewood CO
9th Place: Kraze-E’s BBQ, Parker CO
10th Place: Porky’s Pit Crew, Fort Collins CO

Pork Ribs Category

1st Place: La Pasadita, Bertram TX
2nd Place: Smokin’ Boxers BBQ, Laramie WY
3rd Place: Backdraft BBQ, Thornton CO
4th Place: Smokin’ Hot Butts BBQ, Livermore CO
5th Place: Buckshot BBQ, Midland TX
6th Place: Wild Hogs, Colorado Springs CO
7th Place: BurntOut BBQ, Castle Rock CO
8th Place: American Hero’s, Glenrock WY
9th Place: Boomerang BBQ, Wollforth TX
10th Place: JustUS Barbeque, Arvada CO

Pork Category

1st Place: Burnin’ Bob’s Butts’n Bones, Morrison CO
2nd Place: Boomerang BBQ, Wollforth TX
3rd Place: Wild Hogs, Colorado Springs CO
4th Place: Big Daddy’s Backyard BBQ, Thornton CO
5th Place: Vogt’s BBQ, Aurora CO
6th Place: American Hero’s, Glenrock WY
7th Place: Q Live Crew, Steamboat Springs CO
8th Place: Mighty Quinns, Castle Rock CO
9th Place: Montana Outlaw BBQ, Park City MT
10th Place: Smokin’ Hot Butts BBQ, Livermore CO

Brisket Category

1st Place: Buckshot BBQ, Midland TX
2nd Place: Backdraft BBQ, Thornton CO
3rd Place: Proud Souls Barbecue, Lakewood CO
4th Place: Vogt’s BBQ, Aurora CO
5th Place: Rocket Boys Pyro BBQ, Broomfield CO
6th Place: Big Daddy’s Backyard BBQ, Thornton CO
7th Place: Smokin’ Boxers BBQ, Laramie WY
8th Place: Boomerang BBQ, Wollforth TX
9th Place: What’s Daddy Smokin’, Highlands Ranch CO
10th Place: The Celtic Pig, Fort Collins CO

See you all next year!

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Come on out to Lulu’s Farm in Brighton Colorado and rub elbows with some of the elite BBQ teams in the Colorado competition circuit for barbecue and steak grilling. Two days and tons of fun!

Steak Cookoff Association logoIn the Lulu’s Farm tradition, we’re mixing it up a bit and also partnering with the Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) to bring the fastest growing cooking organization to Colorado! We are extremely proud and honored to host Colorado’s first official SCA Certified Judge’s Class Friday afternoon (must be a member of SCA to participate), and also Colorado’s first officially sanctioned SCA Steak Competition of 2018 on Friday evening. The Steak Cookoff follows all of the rules and guidelines of the Steak Cookoff Association! Register for SCA Membership and the SCA Judge’s Class.

Friday evening (April 27) enjoy a great selection of libations in our hospitality tent including craft draft brews from local favorite Big Choice Brewing, a variety of crafty cocktails made by the expert mixologists at Mystic Mountain Distillery, and Colorado wines from Bad Bitch Cellars among others, to complement a terrific variety of delicious food vendors (BBQ and others too). Christensen Ranch logo, Colorado naturally and humanely raised red angus beef, antibiotics and growth hormone free.We’re also excited to bring you the first SCA sanctioned Steak Cook-off and “Create Your Own Cocktail” competition of 2018 with co-sponsor Christensen Ranch, who are providing the naturally raised antibiotic/growth hormone free rib eye steaks for competitors. If that’s not enough sensory delight for you, add in the awesome live blues/rock stylin’s of the Michael Hornbuckle band. Steak competitors are vying for a $2,000 purse, and cocktail competitors are mixing it up for a winner takes all purse (based on the number of contestants). You do not have to be an SCA member to enter the steak or cocktail competitions! See our competitions page for additional info.

Kansas City Barbeque Society logo, Lulu's Brew & Que, Brighton, COSaturday afternoon (April 28) savor the mouthwatering aroma of serious handcrafted BBQ from original recipes showcased in four competition categories: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butts, and Beef Brisket. 40 expert level teams from all over Colorado are competing for a $10,000 purse in cash and prizes. Lulu’s Brew & Que is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned state competition, following all of the rules and guidelines of the prestigious KCBS organization, and our judges are all certified by KCBS. Come on down and enjoy delicious food samplings, a great selection of libations in our hospitality tent, a variety of delicious food vendors (BBQ and others too), the pop/country sounds of Premium Diesel, vendor booths, a fun zone including a “bungee bull”, and the Kids’ Que competition (see our competitions page for Kids’ Que info).

It’s like two events in one—two days of fun for all ages! Both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon events are open to the public and free to attend.

Brighton Legacy Foundation logoLulu’s Brew & Que benefits Brighton Legacy Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that serves as the City of Brighton’s doorway to the nonprofit community by promoting the spirit of philanthropy and providing grant funding to a wide variety of community nonprofits, as well as educational scholarships for graduating high school seniors and continuing education students. 100% of funds raised during this event will be awarded in scholarships.

Coming in from out of the area and need hotel accommodations? We’ve got you covered with hotels just down the highway as close as 1.4 miles.