Park City Food & Wine Classic to debut new 'Beer-B-Q' event

PARK CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) — Fire up the grills and crack open a cold one. Two American classics converge this summer at the Park City Food & Wine Classic’s newest event, “Beer-B-Q.”

On Friday, July 11 — day-three of the five-day festival — explore the world of barbecue and craft beer with none other than the world-renowned chefs of the Waldorf Astoria.

They’ll show off their grilling skills as brewers from Utah’s famous local breweries showcase a range of delicious craft beers. And just like any true barbecue, live music will keep the party hopping throughout the evening.

“Talk about the quintessential Park City event, this event really highlights some of the best that this town has to offer: tantalizing barbecue dishes, great local craft beers, and incredible live music,” said Jason Ornstein, owner of Team Player Productions, which organizes the Food & Wine Classic. “This is an event you won’t want to miss.”

Beer-B-Q runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Waldorf Astoria. Tickets cost $85, and all attendees must be 21 or older. “Mountain chic attire” recommended.

The event is one of just dozens of events at the 10th annual Park City Food & Wine Classic. Leading chefs, sommeliers and brewers from around the world will lead food and wine tastings, bike rides, hikes, fishing excursions and much more — all amid Park City’s famous Wasatch Mountains.

“There are experiences for every sense — taste, smell, sight, touch. I can’t think of a better way to spend a long summer weekend.” Ornstein said.

The weekend runs from July 9 to July 13, opening with the classic’s “Farm to Barn” dinner, and closing with the favorite “Hair of the Dog” bike ride and “It’s a Mary Morning” brunch. In between, learn wine-tasting secrets from famous vintners, taste whiskeys from Park City’s award-winning High West distillery, dig into a “Slabs and Cabs” meat-and-red-wine luncheon, and take dashes through the woods, rides on horseback, excursions on stand-up-paddle-boards, mountain-biking trips on Park City’s renowned single-track trails, and much more.

“We’ve got all the makings of a truly memorable weekend,” Ornstein said. “Whether you love active get-up-and-go vacations or complete and total relaxation — or even a bit of both — our seminars and their leaders will make sure you have the experience of a lifetime.”

Ticket prices range from $75 for the “Unlocking the Label” and “Design, Paint & Wine” seminars, to $375 for “Casts & Cabs: Fly Fishing with a Winemaker.” To learn more or to buy tickets, visit the classic’s website,

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the People’s Health Clinic, a nonprofit that provides healthcare for uninsured individuals and families in Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties. Last year, the classic raised more than $30k for the clinic. In all, Team Player Productions has raised more than $2 million for local charities.

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