Chili, Booze & Brews

Chili, Booze, and Brews is a food and beverage competition featuring unlimited samples from Colorado craft breweries, small-batch distillers, and chefs from local Denver restaurants all coming together to “Bring the Heat and Bring the Hope” in support of children and young adults with cancer.

Guests will cast a vote for their favorite chili, beer, and spirit alongside a panel of local food critic judges to crown the champions!

The Chili, Brews, and Booze event is held in honor of MAF Ambassador, Zach Canaday. Formerly known as Zach’s Chili Challenge, this event was created by Zach’s aunt, Michelle Giancamilli, to acknowledge his strength and resilience, and to help in the effort to put an end to childhood cancer.

We continue to be overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the community for this event that raises money and awareness to support kids with cancer.

Chili, Booze, and Brews brings out some of Colorado’s best restaurants, breweries, and distilleries each year, including:


2019 Contenders



Thank You to our Sponsors!


2018 Winners

Judges’ Choice

People’s Choice

2017 Winners

Judges’ Choice

People’s Choice