Third-Annual Hatch Green Chile Roast and Cocktail Competition
September 24 - September 25
Old Town Scottsdale’s first microdistillery, Blue Clover Distillery, is teaming up with AJ’s Fine Foods to celebrate Hatch Green Chile season with a two-day roasting party, Sept. 24 and Sept. 25, and a Hatch Chile cocktail competition centered on their passion for great spirits, cocktails, food and fun.
The Third Annual Hatch Green Chile Roast at Blue Clover Distillery will bring Hatch Green Chiles straight from the farms in Hatch Valley, New Mexico — the chile capital of the World! — to Scottsdale to celebrate the Hatch Green Chile season. During the special event, the craft distillery will roast a year-long supply of authentic Hatch Green Chiles and feature them on an all-day dedicated menu. Alongside the distillery’s brunch menu, there will be Hatch Green Chile pork stew ($5), Hatch Green Chile shredded pork tacos (two tacos/$8), Hatch Green Chile burgers ($12), Hatch Green Chile cheese fries ($12) and spicy Bloody Marys ($10), made with Blue Clover’s own Hatch Green Chile-infused vodka. Guests can enjoy live music and purchase 2.5-pound bags of roasted chiles right on the distillery’s patio for $7.
On Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m., Blue Clover Distillery will be bringing the heat for a first-of-its-kind Hatch Green Chile cocktail competition, in partnership with AJ’s Fine Foods, to see who can create the top craft cocktail using Blue Clover’s Hatch Green Chile vodka. The Valley’s best bartenders from local restaurants and bars like Tarbell’s, The Italian Daughter, Tucked Away Craft Kitchen & Bar, Baby Boy at The Pemberton, The Kaz Bar and more will compete to be the Judge’s Choice winner, selected by a panel of judges and the People’s Choice winner, selected by the guests in attendance. The winner of AJ’s Fine Foods’ #HatchAtHomeAZ social media contest and at-home cocktail competition will move on to the finals for a chance to compete with the professionals at the Third Annual Hatch Green Chile Roast cocktail competition.
Admission is free. Tickets for the cocktail competition on Saturday, Sept. 25 are $20 per person and will be available to purchase at the door. These tickets include four craft cocktails to sample during the cocktail competition.Food and roasted Hatch Green Chiles will be sold separately.
To learn more, visit www.bluecloverdistillery.com.