Each year, the Pechanga Resort & Casino hosts a fundraiser that benefits Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley, helping to provide funds for homebuilding programs, ReStores of the group and other areas. On June 11th, the Pechanga Microbrew Festival and Chili Cook-Off took place for the 8th year running, seeing over 1,400 individuals enjoying homemade chili, craft beer and raising money for charity.
The unique Microbrew Festival allows visitors to taste a quality selection of beers, with more than 100 options on-site this year. Nearly 50 breweries took part in the tasting, from areas across California as well as from the East Coast and the Midwest.
On top of tasting a variety of craft beers, attendees could try taking on hot and spicy chili recipes. The Pechanga Resort & Casino offered nine different varieties of chili for tasting, according to MyValleyNews including unique options such as a Hawaiian-style chili. Each of the resort restaurants offered a different type of chili for tasting, with the Champion title going to the Pechanga Food Court Chef Marlene Moore. Attendees are able to vote on the winner, choosing Moore’s Temptation Hearty Southern Style Chili as the best in show.
Along with the beer and chili tastings, guests were able to enjoy music with live bands and a silent auction. The event took place just over one day and managed to raise $16,000 for the Habitat for Humanity of Inland Valley. In total, the Pechanga Resort & Casino has been able to raise over $70,000 from the yearly event.