First place in the Chili Boss “main event” judging will receive $250 cash and their name engraved on the Crooked Handle Chili Boss plaque, according to Jason Moore, Crooked Handle’s co-founder and brewmaster. Second place in the main event will receive a trophy and a $100 gift card, and third place will receive a trophy and a $50 gift card, Moore said.
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There also will be a "People's Choice" chili winner. Tickets to sample and vote on the "People's Choice" chili winner are free and are available at this eventbrite.com web link. People's Choice Award will be decided by ballot and the winner will receive $150 in gift cards. The brewery also will be open to the public with no cover charge for live music.
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“The goal is to really grow this annual event into a huge party, so in this first year, we are just getting our feet wet,” Moore said.
Crooked Handle opened in December 2015 as Springboro’s first craft brewery.