Get your spoons ready Brisbane because this month marks the return of Kettle & Tin’s third annual chili cook off!

Kettle & Tin Restaurant & Bar in Paddington will be hosting a weekend long celebration of chili with two key events over Saturday 28 March and Sunday 29 March.

The events are being hosted as part of Brewsvegas, a week-long celebration of craft beer run from 22 March through to 29 March with various key events being held in participating venues around Brisbane.

Kicking off Brewsvegas celebrations on Saturday 28 March is the event ‘MS Chili Fundraiser’ benefitting MS Queensland (The Big Dinner Party initiative). From 11am, join the K&T crew for a live art installation by local Brisbane artists, Asa Boardman and Andy Harwood & Argentinian artist Alex Lange.

Guests will enjoy a selection of local craft beers from Newstead Brewing, Green Beacon, Burleigh Brewing and Brewhouse and tantalise their tastebuds with a chili inspired menu designed by Kettle & Tin chefs Matty McMurdy and Frazer Henderson including chilli dogs with jack cheese and caramelised onions, pulled pork nachos with jalapeno, cheese sauce and sweet tomato salsa or watermelon with minted mojito sugar.

Alongside beer, food and art, local Brisbane musician Woodnutts Lament will be playing from 11am to 2pm. From every food item and drink item sold, Kettle & Tin will donate $0.50 to MS Queensland and guests will also be able to donate more if they wish. Also raising funds on the day for charity is Kettle & Tin’s Bar Manager Ryan Lewis who’ll be competing in the Brissie to the Bay annual charity bike ride.

Donations can be made to Ryan on the day to help the cause for MS. Event entry is free.

Sunday, 29 March sees the much anticipated return of the third annual Kettle & Tin chili cook off. Venues from around Brisbane will battle it out for the coveted title of chili master. Kettle & Tin are pleased to welcome back high profile chef Philip Johnson (e’cco bistro) and Kettle & Tin chef Frazer Henderson as judges and will partake in a blind tasting to decide who will be 2015’s chili master.

$10 entry gets chili lovers a beer on arrival from either Burleigh Brewing Co., Batlow, Rocks Brewing or Stone & Wood, a taste of all chilis on offer, and a vote for the chili they loved the most. Venues will be doubling up on chili this year as the chili stocks ran out for all venues – double the chilli, double the fun!

Also available on the day: Pickle stand by Paddington local Picklehead Pickles, Bloody Jerry stand by Sailor Jerry & CAPI Sparkling who’ll be mixing up Bloody Jerrys and chilli infused ginger beer and a Kettle & Tin food stand. Live performance by artist Woodnuts Lament from 12pm to 3pm.

Taking out the title in 2014 was Chef Suwisa from Cove Bar & Dining with people’s choice going to Anise for the 2nd time in a row. Who will it be this year? Can Cove hold onto their title, or will they be knocked off their chili throne? Be there from 10am for a day of cocktails, beer, entertainment and chili cooking (AND EATING!).

For more information on Brewsvegas, check out our Event Guide.