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:

Saturday, October 17, 2020



1075 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Please check back for updates about the 2020 Chili, Booze & Brews event.

Ticket Information

VIP Admission: $90

    • Exclusive VIP Pre-Event Access from 5:00-6:00 pm
    • VIP Glencairn Whiskey Glass and unlimited tastings
    • Reserved VIP Area
    • 6 Voting Tickets to help determine the winner from each category

General Admission: $60

    • Event Access from 6:00-9:00 pm
    • Chili, Booze, and Brews Tasting Cup and unlimited tastings
    • 4 Voting Tickets to help determine the winner from each category

For information about sponsoring Chili, Booze & Brews, please contact us.


2019 Contenders



Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!


2019 Winners

Judges’ Choice

People’s Choice

2018 Winners

Judges’ Choice

People’s Choice

2017 Winners

Judges’ Choice

People’s Choice