New England and Atlanta will be battling it out on the gridiron on Sunday, while chili cookers will be battling it out in Downtown Loveland. If you like chili and craft beer, this is your event!

Dave Jensen, TSM

ANY kind of chili can enter. That’s what caught my eye. Usually, you’ll see a chili contest for a SPECIFIC kind of chili – like ‘green chili contest.’ Opening it up to ANY chili will bring a lot of contestants; I guess that’s probably why they’re doing it. Loveland Aleworks in Downtown Loveland is suping up their Super Bowl festivities with a good old-fashioned chili contest!

Show up to Aleworks with your crockpot of what you believe to be the winning chili. Pretty easy.  Everybody watches the game, has a couple of craft beers, and samples the chilis. Voting on the chilis will end at halftime, and then they’ll announce the winners at the end of the game.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place finalists will be awarded. First place gets a Loveland Aleworks gift card and the highly coveted ‘bragging rights!’

Aleworks will be providing bowls, spoons, and chili toppings; so you don’t have to worry about that, just get there by 4 pm to get signed up!

Will you be bringing your ‘Matt Ryan Rockin’ Red’ chili? Or maybe your ‘Tom Brady Ain’t Nothing But Beans?’

Great chili, great beer, a great sporting event. Sounds like a party!