If you’re a meat lover and haven’t heard about this year’s hottest summer event, you’re missing out! Brewery & The Beast is an annual meat festival that showcases products and delicious offerings from local restaurants. It emphasizes sustainable eating and supports local farmers and growers, as well as our food & drink industry. Tickets are about $100 per person, which includes all food and drink. It was my first time attending (thanks to a pair of tickets that I won – shoutout to TEAMCHOMP and Brewery & The Beast for the contest)! It was quite the event and I’d be extremely happy if I got to go again next year.
As soon as you walk in, you can see (and smell) all the different kinds of meat being grilled including whole pigs:
There was an incredible selection of restaurants serving pork, beef, lamb, chicken, duck, seafood, and so on.
A few of the restaurants participating this year included: Adesso, Araxi, ATLAS Steak + Fish, Au Comptoir, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Hawksworth, Heritage Asian Eatery, Juke, Nightingale, Pidgin, Royal Dinette, Shokunin, Torafuku, Two Rivers Specialty Meats, Wildebeest and many, many more! See the menu below for a full list of all the offerings.
Drinks were aplenty as well, with Phillips Brewing Company serving up their various craft beers. There was also wine from Mission Hill and cider from Left Field Cider Co.
Non-alcoholic options were available too: soda from Phillips Soda Works, Kombucha from Bucha Brew Kombucha, and coffee from Oughtred Coffee and Tea.
One of the highlights for me was Berrymobile‘s amazing selection of fresh fruits. Just look at those beautiful colours! Everything was so juicy and sweet, especially the cherries. This was very refreshing and honestly, such a nice break from all the meat.
Live music by the Electric Timber Co. was playing throughout the day. Thanks for keeping us entertained!
There were so many more things I wanted to try from different stalls but my stomach could only hold so much! Favourite vendors of mine were: Two Rivers Specialty Meats, Heritage Asian Eatery (their BBQ lamb breast was incredible), Maenam, Berrymobile, Houweling’s Tomatoes, and Bucha Brew Kombucha.
Had an amazing time out here at the Brewery & The Beast and I highly recommend checking out this event next year if you’re looking for something to do in Vancouver in the summer. They also host it in Calgary and Victoria so keep an eye out for it too if you’re in those areas! Tickets sell out quickly, so make sure to grab them if you’re interested. The Calgary event has now passed, but the one in Victoria is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 23 and tickets are now on sale, which can be purchased on their website.