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Beer-B-Que, Waterloo IL
Main Street, Courthouse Square, Waterloo, IL
Waterloo, IL
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Beer-B-Que, Waterloo IL
Two of Waterloos most fun clubs, The Waterloo Optimist Club and The Ferm Homebrew Club are teaming up to host the 2nd annual Beer-B-Que Competition! You do not want to miss this event! It's a fun time chatting (and enjoying their products) with BBQ'ers and homebrewers at this beautiful outdoor setting on Main Street!

This beer and BBQ tasting event and competition will be held in Waterloo on Main Street at the Monroe County Courthouse on Saturday, May 11 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Tickets required for entry and sampling. We will be offering several different types of tickets for sale.

Discounted tickets available until May 1, 2019, after that date, ticket prices go up. Buy tickets now to save $$. Physical tickets are available for sale (cash only) at Stubborn German Brewing Company (119 South Main Street, Waterloo). Or buy tickets online right now at:


$20 Homebrew only tasting (price goes to $25 after May 1)
$20 BBQ only tasting (price goes to $25 after May 1)
$35 Combination Homebrew & BBQ tasting (price goes to $45 after May 1)
$10 Junior Pitmaster: Children under 12 BBQ only tasting (price goes to $12.50 after May 1)

BBQ tasting 12 PM-4 PM:
Each BBQ or combination wristband includes samples of both professional and amateur prepared BBQ while available.

Competition Backyard BBQ will be prepared on site and will be ranked by our trained BBQ judges. You'll get to sample the team's chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork, and brisket while available.

Professional BBQ (those that have an actual restaurant or professional kitchen) will be prepared either on site or at their respective kitchens and served at the competition for your enjoyment.

The Waterloo Optimist Club is committed to having plenty of great BBQ on site to sample. We promise, you wont leave hungry!

Homebrew tasting 11 AM-4 PM:
Must be 21 to participate and drink samples. Each paid entry includes a commemorative glass with the Beer-B-Que logo. It also includes samples of homebrewed beer hand-crafted by members of The Ferm Homebrew Club of Monroe County as well as other brewers representing other clubs in the St. Louis area. Each paid entry will help decide the best beer at the event with the winning beer to be brewed at Stubborn German Brewing Company in Waterloo. The Ferm members are super excited to show off their creations and there will be a huge selection of beer styles to sample from!

Brewers and BBQers will be set up next to one another to allow patrons that purchase the combination wristband to sample both beer and food as they walk through the event grounds.

Brewers and BBQers will be set up next to one another to allow patrons that purchase the combination wristband to sample both beer and food as they walk through the event grounds.

All proceeds from the event go to help the Waterloo Optimist Club do what they do best. Help the youth in the Waterloo area by supporting projects that benefit them both monetarily by donating to youth in need and giving to worthy youth causes in the community as well as physically doing the work to build things like the skate park, roller hockey rink, playgrounds, walking paths, etc.

Must be 21 to purchase homebrew wristband. Ticket and photo ID is required for entry. Kids are welcome. If they're eating BBQ and under age 12, they need a junior pitmaster ticket. Wristbands will be required for anyone who is tasting. This event is rain or shine. No refunds will be given.


Main Street, Courthouse Square, Waterloo, IL (View)
100 South Main Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Chris Rahn
On BPT Since: Feb 25, 2018
Chris Rahn

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