Brew Skies Beer & Food Festival returns April 14. (Photo:

Organizers are hoping local homebrewers and amateur chefs will sign up to participate in the second annual Brew Skies Beer & Food Festival.

Brew Skies includes a homebrew competition and a food competition for amateur and professional cooks.

The festival will be April 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo gardens.


Admission is $35, and designated driver tickets will be $15.

Early admission tickets will be available for $45 and allow ticket holders to enter at 4 p.m.

Only 500 tickets will be sold.

The ticket price includes unlimited beer and food samples and a 4-ounce souvenir tasting glass.

Tickets are on sale now. 

Proceeds will benefit the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club, one of the smallest arms of local Rotarians. They are the only group that holds meetings for breakfast instead of lunch, hence the name.

Tickets go on sale March 1. More information will be announced here.

Interested food and beer teams should sign up by the end of February.

Homebrewers will compete for People’s Choice, Judge’s Choice and Most Spirited Team awards.

The food competition is all about tacos and sliders.

The first 20 amateur cooks will receive a gift card from Food City to help offset expenses. Food City is a platinum sponsor of the festival.

Click here to sign up.

“Brew Skies is the only place you can sample such a wide variety of locally made beers that can’t be bought in any store,” Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club member Natalie Cook said. “The highlight of this festival really is the creativity and enthusiasm of the homebrewers. They love to chat with attendees about their creations.”