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Pork Barrel BBQ Invited to Compete in Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue

>PRWEB.COM Newswire

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 06, 2011

Jack Daniel’s today announced the official lineup of competition barbecue teams participating in the 2011 Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue contest in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Pork Barrel BBQ along with 70 barbecue teams will be competing the fourth weekend of October in the world’s most prestigious invite-only barbecue competition.

The world’s most accomplished barbecue pitmasters bring their best meats, sauces, smoking techniques, and barbecue secrets to historic Lynchburg for a two-day barbecue battle pitting the best of the best to crown the top pitmaster of barbecue. Over 25,000 visitors are expected to attend.

Pork Barrel BBQ earned an invitation to the prestigious event by winning the Grand Championship at the 2011 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in Washington, DC. The team is the reigning Purdue National Chicken Champion and has several award-winning sauces available in grocery stores across the country, including Schnucks, Whole Foods, Central Market, and Costco.

“It is the greatest honor of our barbecue career to have been invited to compete in the prestigious Jack Daniel's World Championship," said Heath Hall, President and co-founder of Pork Barrel BBQ. "We are living proof that the American Dream still exists. Since starting Pork Barrel BBQ from the basements of our homes in 2008 we've been fortunate to create a line of sauces many people now consider their go to favorite, be successful on the competition barbecue circuit and we'll soon open our first restaurant. It is an honor for us as one of the youngest teams in professional barbecue to get the chance to go head to head with the best pitmasters in the world at the Jack!"

To qualify for “The Jack”, teams must either win a competition in which 50 or more teams participated, or win a qualifying state championship and be selected in a blind drawing. Automatic invitations are given to the 2010 Jack Daniel’s Grand Champion and the winner of the 2011 Memphis in May, 2010 American Royal Open and 2011 Houston World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contests.

Visit to see the teams from across the United States and around the world competing in the 23rd annual contest.

For more information, visit the Pork Barrel BBQ website and read about their latest updates and adventures on Facebook, Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq) and the company’s blog.

About Pork Barrel BBQ
Pork Barrel BBQ was founded in December 2008 during the peak of the economic crisis to prove that a company not owned or operated by the federal government could succeed, and that if you had a good idea, it was still possible to grab a piece of the American Dream. Pork Barrel BBQ founders, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson, ran the company out of the basement of their houses, selling their award winning BBQ products one bottle at a time. In less than one year, their Pork Barrel BBQ Sauces and Spice Rub were carried in over 1,000 stores in 40 states. Throughout their journey, they have stayed true to their mission – to unite the nation through the great tradition of BBQ, and bring bipartisan flavor to your next meal. The Pork Barrel BBQ Competition BBQ Team entered its first contest, The Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle, in June 2009, and walked away with two trophies – Second Place in the “Nations Best BBQ Sauce Contest” and Fourth Place for their pulled pork in the Memphis In May portion of the contest. Since then, the team has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Perdue National Chicken Championship, the Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle in 2011, the “Chinet People’s Choice” award for best BBQ sauce in 2010 and other notable Memphis in May and Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ competition accolades as well as having their Pork Barrel BBQ Original BBQ Sauce named Best Sauce in America and one of “The 125 Best Foods for Men” by Men’s Health Magazine in November 2010. For more information, visit or follow Pork Barrel BBQ on Facebook and Twitter (@porkbarrelbbq).


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