Hundreds of people in the community came out and enjoyed the 3rd Annual Beans and Brews held at the Rocky Mount Mills Campus on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. It was a great evening of chili tasting, craft beer pairing, live music and an opportunity to support a great cause by helping Meals on Wheels raise funds to feed the homebound seniors of the Rocky Mount Community.
To spice up this year’s events, 19 teams competed in a friendly chili cooking contest with four local celebrity judges! There were three categories: Traditional Chili, No Beans Red Sauce Chili and a White Chili. Rocky Mount Mills and Rocky Mount Mill Village took on the challenge of having the best chili.
RMM’s Village Team (Scott Roberts, Shawn Olender and Julie Baggett) took 1st place in the No Beans Red Sauce category.
This event also provided craft brewers the opportunity to serve their beer in conjunction with the chili competition and tasting! Breweries include: Bull Durham Beer Co; Carolina Eagle Distributing; Koi Pond Brewing Co; NCC Brewing Institute; Sweet Taters Brewpub and Tarboro Brewing Co.
It was a night that gathered our community, successful fundraiser for Meals on Wheels and an all-around good time on Rocky Mount Mills’ campus!
Thanks to RMM’s Julie Baggett for this capcom story & for these capcom photos.