Giveway: BBQ, Brews and Blues at Our Lady of the Wayside's Grapes and Ale

Nothing – not even an 8-days-and-counting sinus infection – could have stopped me from BBQing with Scott’s family this weekend.

Memorial Day Picnic

The weather was perfect (unbelievably so, after our winter), the grill was blazing with cheese brats and Dad Hicken’s BBQ-sauce-laced burgers, and Scott’s mom put together one of the best macaroni salads I’ve had.

Scott and I even squeezed in a bike ride down to the lake. It was a much-needed distraction to forget about the voice I lost 5 days earlier.

I love BBQs, and the best one of the summer happens in a few weeks. On June 27, Our Lady of the Wayside and Giant Eagle will host their annual Grapes & Ale party at Progressive Field. 

Grapes and Ale

From 7-10pm, enjoy barbeque from Hot Sauce Williams, Famous Dave’s, 100th Bomb Group, Battery Park Wine Bar, and Corleone’s while sampling 200 wines and beers from William Hill Estate Winery, St. Michelle, Chloe Wine Collection, Great Lakes, Magic Hat, and more.

Colin Dussault’s Acoustic Side Project is back this year with live blues music throughout the night.

This party pretty much sums up all the best parts of summer for me: BBQ, beer, and the Indians ballpark.

Just learn from my first Grapes and Ale experience. Don’t wear white unless you’re carrying stain remover.

I’m not the only one who loves Grapes and Ale. The event has gotten so big the last couple years that Our Lady of the Wayside is expanding the space they use in Progressive Field.  That means room for even more fun!

Also new this year: Cupcake Vineyards’ Wine Truck will be making a tour stop  at the event.

Cupcake Tour

Grapes and Ale raises money for Our Lady of the Wayside. Located out in Avon, they provide services for 500 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Their programs include:

Grapes and Ale tickets start at $50 (Premiere Grand Tasting level), which gets you access to wine samplings and BBQ, a souvenir glass, music, silent auction and the Cupcake Truck Tour. Samplings of craft beers are also available for purchase at the WKNR Market Pavilion Brew Garden. The $125 VIP Majic of Wine Tasting ticket includes all of this, plus free parking and a blind wine tasting from 6-7pm.

Don’t plan on drinking? Enjoy BBQ, unlimited water and pepsi with a $20 Designated Driver ticket.

You can order tickets online or you can enter to win two $50 tickets right here!

There are 5 Easy Ways to Enter the Giveaway
**You must leave a separate comment on this post for each entry**

1) Leave a comment telling me what’s your favorite side dish to serve at a BBQ.

2) If you’re a fan of Our Lady of the Wayside and Clue Into Cleveland on Facebook, leave a comment on this blog post letting me know. If you’re not yet a fan, you can become one here and here.

3) Follow @ADHicken and @OurLadyWayside on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you did both.

4) Tweet the following and leave one comment letting me know you tweeted:

I want to win a night of BBQ, brews and blues at #GrapesandAle – enter @ADHicken’s giveaway for tickets: http://wp.me/p2Ukr0-2vJ #CLE

You can tweet once per day for additional entries. Just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

5) Subscribe to Clue Into Cleveland via a feed tracker like Bloglovin’ or Feedly and leave one comment letting me know you did. This can also include signing up to receive email notifications in the top-right “Subscribe” section of this page.

You have until Tuesday, June 3 at 11:59PM to enter.  On Wednesday, June 4, Random.org will select a winner and I’ll announce the winner’s name on my blog.  Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry – good luck!

Disclosure: I was invited to attend Grapes and Ale with a guest in exchange for previewing the event. My choice to blog about this event is based on how much fun Scott and I had in years past. Opinions are my own.
Please follow and like us:

65 Comments

  1. Christina @MissSwiss

    *said in a Beyonce voice* Watermelon. Nothing says summer like watermelon.

  2. My favorite side dish is mac n cheese – yum!

  3. I am a fan of Clue into Cleveland and just became a fan of Our Lady of the Wayside

  4. I am now following @ADHicken and @OurLadyWayside on Twitter.

  5. I’m already subscribed to receive email notifications.

  6. Vinegar-based coleslaw! My grandmother’s recipe.

  7. Pasta salad all the way!

  8. corn on the cob

  9. I like both on Facebook

  10. I Follow @ADHicken and @OurLadyWayside on Twitter

  11. Tweeted 5-29-14

  12. I subscribe to the email newsletter

  13. tweeted 5-30-14

  14. My family and I love deviled eggs!

  15. My mom makes a killer potato salad using half mayo and half sour cream. I always ask for it at my birthday BBQ cookout every year.

  16. Blue cheese cole slaw!!!

  17. I like both on facebook!

  18. Follow both on Twitter

  19. 5-31-14 tweeted

  20. I tweeted!

  21. Fav side is pasta salad!

  22. Tweeted!

  23. Already following both on twitter

  24. Like both on facebook

  25. Subscribed thru feedburner

  26. Corn on the cob is my favorite!

  27. Liked both on Facebook!

  28. Follow both on Twitter

  29. Subscribed!

  30. tweeted 6-2-14

  31. I follow @ADHicken and @OurLadyWayside on Twitter as @Tribechic

  32. I liked both on Facebook as Julie PKraiger!

  33. Some nice vinegar-based slaw is always a must to counter balance the sweet BBQ flavors! :)

  34. I am a fan of both pages on Facebook.

  35. I follow both pages on Twitter.

  36. My favorite BBQ side dish is my hubby’s baked beans. Incredible.

  37. I was already a subscriber to Clue in Cleveland!

  38. Tweeted Tuesday!

  39. My fave BBQ side dish is cole slaw in its many forms – creamy, tangy, with peppers and brussel sprouts, you name it!

  40. I like you both on FB… There I’m Charity Katz. :-)

  41. I follow both on in the twitterverse! @charityherb

  42. You are also on my feedly following list of Cleveland-awesomeness!

  43. Collard Greens!

  44. I follow you both on twitter.

  45. I just tweeted about your giveaway!

  46. I just tweeted!

  47. I follow you through bloglovin!

  48. Tweeted today, 6-3

  49. Everything is very open with a clear description of the challenges.
    It was truly informative. Your site is useful. Thank
    you for sharing!

    Visit my page; vitaketonenebenwirkungen.de

  50. Favorite side dish at a bbq is definitely the fresh fruit- so simple yet so refreshing in the summertime. I love watermelon especially!

  51. I am a fan of Our Lady of the Wayside and Clue Into Cleveland on Facebook!

  52. I Follow @ADHicken and @OurLadyWayside on Twitter! @jennyllsanders

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>