More than 450 people, incuding 17 different brewers and six barbeque teams, filed into Phillips Park for the 2012 Chetek Brew and Rib Fest Saturday, July 7. Gorgeous weather paired with live music from the Jerry Way Band, finger-lickin’ good ribs spiced with delicious rubs and slathered in sauce, washed down with 75 different types of local and well-known beers, wines and ciders made for a great day for those in attendence. The barbeque teams cooked 365 racks of ribs on the day along with other tasty meats, such as brisket and chicken. Award winners from the fest are as follows: Judges Award—Rock Pile Brewing BBQ Team, consisting of Fran Langman, Ed (Mud) Moon, Wayne Czyscon and Mike Schoenecker; People’s Choice Award— Big Butz BBQ of Siren and Smokin Buddy’s of New Auburn. This year’s tickets were limited to 450 people and were sold out in just six weeks of sales.