BBQ Competition and IPA Challenge Blitz Ladd Sports Pub 2239 SE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97214 (503) 236-3592 Saturday August 20 and Sunday 21, 2011 11am-10pm both days

Blitz Ladd’s third annual BBQ Competition and IPA Challenge takes place August 20 and 21 and benefits the Bald Faced Truth Foundation.

Portland, Ore – As summer has hit its stride it’s time to head outdoors and enjoy some of the best flavors the region has to offer. The warm sun coupled with a nice breeze sets the stage for the smell of mouthwatering barbecue and hoppy Oregon IPAs.

One of Portland’s finest sports pub, Blitz Ladd, has announced the return of one of their most popular events of the year, their annual Barbecue Competition and IPA Challenge on August 20 and 21. Presented on the spacious and sunny back patio of the Ladd sports pub, this invigorating event is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends while enjoying live music on the outside stage, or cooling out inside with the pub’s 26 rotating taps. In addition, there will be live music throughout the weekend.

In addition to the outdoor festivities, Blitz will be featuring ping-pong, table shuffleboard and billiards in their spacious setting.

Barbecue Competition There are currently openings for 25 barbecue teams to compete in the Jack Daniels and Tabasco challenge sponsored by the NW Barbecue Association.  The winners move on to a national qualifier. Not only is this a fun and delicious undertaking, but it will support The Bald Faced Truth Foundation, which helps inner city kids with access to sports equipment. $5 suggested donation at the door for Bald faced Truth foundation. Special cooking categories (cooking with Jack Daniels and cooking with Tabasco) at 3 and 4pm respectively. Music both days from 12-4pm and 6-9pm. Sunday dedicated completely to the main event cooking (brisket, ribs and pulled pork). Food donated and supplied by Sysco.

IPA Challenge Try a range of locally brewed India Pale Ales (IPAs) that will available in sampler flights of 8 for $10. You be the judge as to which IPA is crowned as the best. There will also be a panel of local beer geeks choosing their favorites. Live music will also be going on throughout the day to set a fun and festive atmosphere. IPA judging commences at 4:00pm and awards will be announced at 5:00pm.

About Blitz Ladd Sports Pub

Blitz Ladd Sports Bar is the region’s premier sports bar and entertainment experience. Featuring shuffleboard, billiards, ping pong, and multiple flat screen TVs with all the big games, Blitz Ladd is a spacious sports and beer lovers mecca offering 26 taps of craft beer as well as a full food menu and a clean, inviting environment.  Follow Blitz Bar on Twitter @BlitzBarPDX

About The Bald Face Truth Foundation The Bald Faced Truth Foundation is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2009 after state budget cuts that threatened to eliminate co-curricular activities for children. School are tapped. Families are struggling. Activities fees skyrocketed. Art, sports, music and drama programs are in danger.