Sample the mayor’s sauces on Saturday

Mayor Carl Brewer, left, showing off his barbecue skills to Dale Goter, the city's government relations director.

Mayor Carl Brewer, who also is a competitive barbecue chef, is releasing his own line of bottled barbecue sauces and is putting on a public tasting on Saturday.

He’ll be cooking barbecue coated the Brewer’s Best Bar-B-Que sauces in the north parking lot of The Spice Merchant, 1308 E. Douglas, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until the ‘cue is gone.

Starting on Saturday, the sauces will be available for purchase at The Spice Merchant, at All Things BBQ, 615 W. Douglas, and at Holmes-Made Salsa, 2252 N. Coolidge.

I’ve judged barbecue competitions with the mayor and have heard tell that he knows his way around a smoker. His sauces come in several flavors, including hot, sweet and mild.