If you love flames, beer, barbecued meat and music, Grillstock is where you belong. We’re here to help you get there…
As the sun peeks from behind the clouds, and the first wafts of barbecue smoke drift on the air, beards begin to twitch. Arguably the most bearded event of the year is on the horizon, and no matter where you are in the UK, there’s bound to be one near you.
If you haven’t heard of Grillstock (where have you been?) all you need to know is that it is the don of all barbecue events! You can’t turn a corner without being confronted by sizzling racks of ribs, steaming pulled pork and hearty hotdogs. It’s the meatiest weekend on the calendar and everyone wants a bite. Lucky for you guys we have two tickets to giveaway to Grillstock Manchester as well as a bundle of barbecue goodies to get things sizzling.
What you will win!
Two tickets to Grillstock Manchester, Saturday 30th or Sunday 31th May – you pick the day!
Albert Square in Manchester will be livening up to the best hip hop beats and sizzling soul outside of South America, all to the fragrant aroma of barbecued meat. Headline acts will include Grandmaster Flash, The Cuban Brothers, Levi Roots and The Heavy. Do we really need to tell you what’s being served? Imagine the barbecue of your dreams and times that by ten! Throughout the weekend The King of the Grill will be taking place – a slow-burning competition involving 24 teams battling it out to win this prestigious crown. Your ticket includes entrance to the festival on either the Saturday or Sunday (you choose) as well as access to the competition food from some of the rounds and the BBQ Academy masterclasses (these are on a first come-first served basis, so early birds are going to get the worm in this scenario).
Spicy barbecue rubs
Sanjay & Shashi are offering our winner a pack of eight tastebud tingling barbecue rubs. 35 different whole spices have been carefully blended by the duo to create ready rubs to spice up your barbecue. Among the eight spice blends you’ll find jerk spice, Sri Lankan curry powder, garam masala and my favoutite, the ras el hanout – an exotic blend of cloves, mace, star anise, cayenne pepper, allspice, cardamon, black peppercorns, sugar, cinnamon, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, nutmeg, paprika, salt and turmeric. If you haven’t come across Spice Kitchen before, you’re going thank us. Sanjay & Shashi (also known as Mrs A) not only source the finest spices from across the world, they are a not-just-for-profit business and support a number of charities such as Frank Water and Find Your Feet. Read more about them here.
Two boxes of all-natural firelighters
This prize is eco-friendly, completely natural and made by a lovely family company in Hertfordshire. We have two boxes of Certainly Wood Flamers to giveaway to get your barbecue started. Certainly Wood is one of those rare companies that do everything by hand and that goes for these clean all-natural firelighters. They are made with just two ingredients: wood and a bit of melted wax. We think these are perfect for the Grillstock barbecue bundle as much as we all love a good barbecue, no one likes a nose-full of paraffin! Read more about them here.
Cusacks beer mustard
Grillstock is all about beer and meat. Cusacks beer mustard is getting on board and bringing the condiments to the party – and boy do they taste incredible. The gluten-free mustards are hand-made by an artisan mustard producer in Surrey. Not only are all their mustard blends based on family recipes, they are all natural, suitable for veggies and scooped the Gold Award at the Great Taste Awards 2013. In this gift pack you’ll find Mustard Pickle, Grain Beer Mustard, Smooth Beer Mustard and Coarse Grain Beer Mustard. Smooth Beer Mustard is the star of the show having won the award and you’ll find local Dorking Real Ale in all the beer mustards. Read more about them here.
Prize is non-transferable. The winner may opt for two tickets for Saturday 30th May or two tickets for Sunday 31st May. The draw is not open to employees of Food & Drink Guides, Food Festival Finder, Grillstock,or their families, or anyone connected professionally with the competition. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. No purchase necessary. One winner will be chosen at random after the closing date (midnight 21st May 2015) and will be notified by email. If the winner does not respond within 7 days, we will choose another winner. By entering the competition you agree for us to share your information with Food & Drink Guides, Food Festival Finder, Spice Kitchen, Certainly Wood and Cusacks, we will not share with any other third party companies.