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Sizzlin’ Success: CahabaQue BBQ Cook-Off Raises Over $38,000 for Local Breast Cancer Research

19 cook teams bring the heat in battle for best butt

The winners of the Spring CahabaQue BBQ Cook-Off have been announced, and the event raised over $38,946 for breast cancer research in Alabama. The biannual event, held this year on April 15, drew an estimated 1,300 guests to Cahaba Brewing Co.

“We are thrilled to have raised the highest amount in CahabaQue’s history,” said Eric Meyer, COO and co-owner of Cahaba Brewing Co. “We love hosting this event because it’s so fun, but also because the cause is so important. Every dollar raised will support lifesaving projects to advance breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment to make a difference in the lives of those affected.”

With nineteen cook teams battling it out for Best CahabBUTT, judging was no easy task. This year’s judges included Rodney Scott and Nick Pihakis, Birmingham BBQ legends and talent behind Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ. They were joined by members of the breast cancer research community and local media personalities JT Tyson (WERC), Rob Conrad (Magic 96.5), and Mike Dubberly (WBRC).

Chief Grilldaddy & the Hose Draggers took home the top prize for Best CahaBUTT

The Spring 2023 winners were:

Best CahaBUTT:

  • First place: Chief Grilldaddy & the Hose Draggers
  • Runner Up: Pitter Patter BBQ
  • Third place: Americana Smoke Shop

People’s Choice Butt:

  • First place: Chief Grilldaddy & the Hose Draggers
  • Runner up: Local 1295
  • Third place: Sloss Dawgs

People’s Choice Side

  • First place: Local 1295
  • Runner-up: Chief Grilldaddy & the Hose Draggers
  • Third place: Pulled Pork Express

Most Creative Team Name: The Silence of the Hams

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Since 2013, CahabaQue has raised a total of $228,532 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA). Breast cancer affects an estimated 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men at some point in their lifetime. 4,500 Alabama women will be diagnosed this year alone.

“We want to extend a special thanks to the judges, volunteers, cook team members, sponsors, and of course BBQ enthusiasts who joined us,” said Beth Davis, BCRFA President & CEO. “Events like CahabaQue are critical to growing our funding for breast cancer research and fueling a future without this devastating disease.”

The next CahabaQue will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at Cahaba Brewing Co. For more information on the event and other BCRFA fundraisers, visit

2023 CahabaQue Sponsors

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
Founded in 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to find a cure for breast cancer by funding promising breast cancer research in Alabama and raising community awareness and funding for that research. BCRFA funds promote a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer by fueling collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent, and eradicate the disease. Thanks to generous community support, BCRFA’s lifetime investment in life-saving research is nearly $14 million. All funding stays in Alabama, but the impact is worldwide. Learn more about our mission and breakthroughs at

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