Urban Artifact Hosts Second Annual Pickle Eating Contest

The brewer hosts this fermented competition to celebrate the release of its Pickle Gose

click to enlarge Urban Artifact - Photo: Brittany Thornton
Photo: Brittany Thornton
Urban Artifact

Urban Artifact is celebrating the release of its deliciously briny Pickle Gose, a dill pickle brew wherein every 30-barrel batch is made with 1,000 pounds of cucumbers, nine pounds of sea salt, two pounds of fresh dill and 567 grams of coriander. And yes, it tastes like pickles.

click to enlarge Go Go Buffalo's Jeremy Moore - Photo: Urban Artifact
Photo: Urban Artifact
Go Go Buffalo's Jeremy Moore

Brews go on sale in six-pack cans on June 25, but the brewery is marking the occasion with a now-annual pickle-eating contest.

Starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, up to 40 contestants will be competing to see who has the stomach and the sodium tolerance to take down the most pickles in one sitting. Each contestant will have five minutes to eat as many pickles as possible.

Sign up to compete here.

Competitors will be divided into heats. The winner will be announced at the end and be awarded a pickle trophy and an Urban Artifact gift card. Go Go Buffalo's Jeremy Moore will emcee.

In addition to the contest, pickle fans can partake in fermented goods from the Pickled Pig, Fab Ferments and Skinny Piggy kombucha and/or a pickle pizza from the in-house WildFire Pizza Kitchen.

If you feel like kicking it up a notch, four-pack cans of a special Epicurean Spicy Pickle Gose will be available, infused with peppers.

A true dream for all pickle lovers and a true nightmare for those who abhor those vinegary vixens.

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Free admission; free to participate. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, facebook.com/urbanartifactbrewing.