The grills stayed cold in 2020 as Vancouver's popular annual celebration of all things meat and beer, Brewery & The Beast, was sidelined due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. But fear not, carnivores: Brewery & The Beast Vancouver is back for 2021.
Taking place near the tail-end of September, the festival that brings together brewers and local chefs and restaurants for a meat-tastic day of eating and drinking will once again fill Concord Pacific Plaza with grill smoke and revelry.
The fully outdoors and 19+ event takes place rain or shine, and your ticket is inclusive of all food and drink, which means no fumbling for cash while you're balancing a cup of beer and a plate of ribs or chicken. Of course, it's not all meat; in 2019, the last time the epic event went down, the festival made it a point to feature more locally-sourced seafood and produce. That year, Brewery & the Beast featured a whopping nearly 60 participating vendors and restaurants.
Here are all the participants confirmed so far for 2021:
- Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
- Bread & Butter Cafe *
- Cibo Trattoria *
- Fable Diner
- Fanny Bay Oysters *
- Giovane Bacaro *
- Honey Salt *
- Juke Fried Chicken
- La Mezcaleria
- Miantiao *
- Osteria Savio Volpe *
- Paella Guys
- PiDGiN Restaurant
- Saha Eatery *
- Straight & Marrow *
- Two Rivers Specialty Meats
- Whole Foods Market
A * indicates a first-time appearance at the event.
More participating vendors are expected to be added as the event date approaches. Tickets for the Vancouver event go on sale starting July 14.
Brewery & The Beast is also organizing a Victoria event, to be held on Sunday, September 12 and featuring several Vancouver Island and capital region restaurants and chefs. Those tickets go on sale July 7.
Partial proceeds from the events will be donated to the Chefs Table Society of BC.
When: Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 from 1-4 p.m.
Where: Concord Pacific Plaza - 811 Carrall St, Vancouver
Cost: $165.95 per ticket. Tickets go on sale July 14; buy online
This article was originally published on June 15, 2021 and has been updated with new information