Brewery & The Beast is set to return for its second run in Vancouver on Sunday, July 27. Seriously, that day couldn’t come soon enough.

If you missed last year’s, check out our recap over at GayVancouver. We also checked out B&B in Victoria this past September as part of our 24 Hours in Victoria post, which was a lot of fun. The self-proclaimed “Festival of Meat” is for anyone who loves their protein — from tail to snout. As a proud sponsor of the BCHF (a foundation we adore, by the way) some of your ticket purchase goes towards a wonderful charity — and you get to stuff your face full of delicious BBQ, and slam back a few.

Check out the official press release below, and head over to to grab your tickets before they’re all gone!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Vancouver, B.C., May 1, 2014—On Sunday July 27th the highly anticipated Brewery & The Beast returns to Vancouver for its second annual Festival of Meat. Hosted at Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Boulevard) from 1pm to 4pm, an exceptional group of chefs from Vancouver and Whistler sharpen their knives for the summer’s most unique culinary experience.

Chefs from an outstanding lineup of more than 35 restaurants, including Maenam, Araxi, Pidgin, Campagnolo, Homer St. Cafe and Bar, Bearfoot Bistro, Hawksworth and Wildebeest, will be showcasing their culinary vision through tasty meat-centric creations. Guests can expect whole animal roasts, charcuterie, classic BBQ, traditional, ethnic, modern, and exotic dishes using conventional and rare cuts from a wide variety of proteins.

The Phillips Brewing Company will be tapped-up and serving a selection of their signature craft beers dispensed from the famous 32-tap “Gypsy” wagon to accompany the menu du jour. Other beverage options will include premium wine selections from Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, and cider from the award-winning Left Field Cider Co. as well as Phillips homemade sodas, specialty coffees, and traditional iced teas.

Focusing on food education and promotion of local farms and businesses, Brewery & The Beast strives to strengthen the connection between the consumer and provider. Founding sponsor, Two Rivers Specialty Meats, supplies chefs with the majority of proteins for the event and is proud to source the highest quality meats, all of which are ethically raised and fed all-natural diets free of hormones and antibiotics, which is the benchmark of quality for all participants.

A proud supporter of the food & beverage industry, Brewery & The Beast donates partial proceeds from each event to the BC Hospitality Foundation, an organization that helps to provide assistance to the industry’s ill or injured workers.

Tickets to Brewery & The Beast are $89 + tax and are on sale today, Thursday May 1st. Prices are inclusive of all food and beverage offerings, and are available for purchase online via Kindly note that Brewery & The Beast is a 19+ event. Tickets are limited and only sold in advance.

About Brewery & The Beast
From the creators of Culinaire, Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience, Brewery & The Beast is a meat-centric event focusing on education and promotion of local farms and ethically raised meat, while highlighting preparations by local chefs. Scott and Amy Gurney, the masterminds behind two of the most celebrated food events on Vancouver Island, are proud to share their passion for food with others. Showcasing the talents of chefs from some of the top restaurants in the province, Brewery & The Beast is meat like you’ve never tasted it before.


Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00pm

Location: Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Boulevard)

Tickets: $89 plus tax, available through



• Alta Bistro
• Araxi
• Bearfoot Bistro
• Bestie
• Big Lou’s Butcher Shop
• Blacktail Florist
• Bottleneck
• Campagnolo
• Catch 122
• Chicha
• Cibo
• CRAFT Beer Market Restaurant + Bar
• Darby’s
• Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Center
• Edible Canada
• Forage
• Good Wolfe
• Hawksworth Restaurant
• Homer St Cafe and Bar
• Nita Lake Lodge
• Lolita’s “South of the Border” Cantina
• Maenam
• Mamie Taylor’s
• Memphis Blues BBQ House
• MARKET by Jean-Georges
• Nuba
• Oru
• Peckinpah
• PiDGiN
• Savoury Chef Foods
• Seasonal 56
• Tap & Barrel
• The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar
• The Cove Neighbourhood Pub
• The Pourhouse
• The Refinery
• TUC Craft Kitchen
• Two Rivers Specialty Meats
• West Restaurant and Bar
• West Oak
• Wildebeest