Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

May 17-19, 2019 @Hilton Rockwall


Friday, May 17

Complete Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Weekend Packages are available - For Tickets please click below. Weekend Packages include ALL posted and upcoming events and demonstrations Friday May 17 - 19.


Saturday, May 18



BBQ Cooking Demo with Chef Gregory Barnhill

A once in a lifetime opportunity to learn BBQ secrets from one of the nations most pre-eminent Chefs - Gregory Barnhill. Barnhill's past experience runs wide, with time at NFL stadiums, freestanding restaurants, private clubs, iconic resort hotels, and private and commercial airline catering. Cooking Demo includes Samples & a pairing with a craft Bourbon.

Currently the Corporate Chef for PHR Goldkey Hospitality in Virginia Beach, Barnhill has served as the Executive Chef The Omni Homestead Resort in 2012 following a five-year stint at the famed Broadmoor, a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond resort in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Colorado Springs Gazette awarded Barnhill five stars for "inspired cuisine" and four stars for "bar food like no other" at the West Lobby Bar. He also won first place and best of show two years in a row at the nationally judged Colorado Springs Chorale Chef's Gala.

Prior to his turn at The Broadmoor, Barnhill was executive chef at The Beaver Creek Lodge in Vail, Colo. As chef of the historic Denver Athletic Club, he oversaw a multi-million dollar kitchen renovation and repositioning of the club's dining outlets. Barnhill's remarkable career also includes a stint with the NFL when he ran skyboxes, luxury suites and VIP event venues at Denver's Mile High Stadium as part of Three Tomatoes Catering.



Cooking Demo with Chef Jeffrey Ault

For over 30 years the Bavarian Inn & Lodge of Sheperdstown West Virginia has been the nations pre-eminent destination for the finest German Cuisine. Learn the secrets of European Style BBQ with Executive Chef Jeffrey Ault.

As the Executive Chef at the Bavarian Inn & Lodge Chef Jeffrey oversee's the longest continuously running AAA Four Diamond Award Winning restaurant in the United States. Preparing traditional German Cuisine alongside Appalachian specialties and an award winning beer and wine program.


Beer & Bourbon Epicurean Dinner

The Main Event of the inaugural Beer, Bourbon & BBQ weekend is our 5 Course Epicurean Dinner and Pre-Reception served lakeside at the Hilton Dallas Rockwall. Hosted by renowned spirits expert Russ Kempton - with individual courses prepared by our BBQ Guest Chefs including - AAA Five Diamond Award Winning Chef Brent Wertz, AAA Five Diamond Award Winning Chef Gregory Barnhill, AAA Four Diamond Award Winning Chef Jeffrey Ault of the Bavarian Inn & Lodge, as well as Yuengling Corporate Chef Brent Wertz, Chef Josh Deaton of the Award Winning Sideways BBQ and Hilton Rockwall Executive Chef Gabriel Robles! This event is sure to be a once in a lifetime tasting of exciting BBQ and equisite Beer & Bourbon pairings. Seating is Limited

Sunday May 19

10:00 - 2:00PM

The Ultimate BBQ Brunch

Enjoy a Buffet Brunch like non-other - featuring specialties prepared by our Guest Chefs and Hilton Rockwall Executive Chef Gabriel Robles. Buffet Includes a Bloody Mary Bar & Mimosa Bar. Served Lakeside.