Brewery and the Beast

May 22, 2014 by Tessa Bousfield

Everything that makes Victoria great happens at Brewery and the Beast

And now Victoria’s famed culinary carnival is poised to take on Vancouver in July.  Never fear, the event heads back to Victoria this September… although as of May, the Victoria event may already be sold out!

Listen to Dan talk about “hitting the wall” at Brewery and the Beast >>

Organized by Victoria’s own Scott and Amy Gurney, who have already received rave reviews locally for Culinaire, Brewery and the Beast bills itself as an “event focusing on education and promotion of local farms and ethically raised meat, while highlighting preparations by local chefs.”

But that’s just fancy talk for what Tectorians know is the main attraction of the event: fine cuts of finely prepared meat, paired with delicious local beers.

Brewery and the Beast got its start as a meat-themed event held in the backyard at Phillips Brewery on Government Street. The frankly unapologetic carnivorous wing-ding features well-known chefs skewering, grilling, and carving their creations (with big, shiny knives) for enthusiastic, drooling guests.

The cookoff became a huge success and it inspired Scott and Amy to bring a fun and tasty event to other cities.

So this year it’s Vancouver’s turn to to learn about showcase local and regional farms through the talent of Vancouver’s top chefs.

Over 30 restaurants and chefs will be participating in Vancouver, including Forage, Hawksworth, Maenam, West, and Wildebeest.

The Victoria lineup will be announced closer to the event in September.

Of course, Tectoria’s Phillips Brewing Company will be on-location to dispense a premium selection of their signature brews from a one-of-a-kind “Gypsy” wagon.

Although the September event is sold out, check back (just in case) for tickets here.


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