Chili, Booze & Brews

Chili, Booze, and Brews is an annual friendly food and beverage competition featuring 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. Cancer doesn’t stop in the face of COVID-19, so neither do we.

Instead of taking place on one night, this year, Chili, Booze & Brews will allow passport holders to sample and rate chili, beer, and spirits during the entire month of November. Mobile passports will list participating restaurants, breweries, and distilleries and guests will have the option to dine-in or take-out. Incentives for sampling will include access to additional Chili, Booze & Brews activities and prizes

Formerly known as Zach’s Chili Challenge, this event is held in honor of MAF Ambassador, Zach Canaday. Zach’s aunt, Michelle Giancamilli, created the initial event 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:

Chili, Booze & Brews will take place for six weeks from November 1st through December 13th, 2020


Passport information with participating contenders coming soon


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