Written By Gary Hynes Events / Places / Restaurants / Victoria Oct 2, 2014 Brewery & The Beast 2014: Recap & Pictures SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJust after 1pm on a hot Sunday afternoon I arrived to find a long, snaking line-up of people shuffling along Government Street toward the entrance of the Phillips Brewery’s “backyard”. The mood was upbeat, the smoke rising from dozens of grills shading the sky and, as I sniffed the air, whiffs of meat cooking drifted my way. All was good. I joined the back of the line and by the time I was inside, I found the party in full tilt boogie mode.I went from table to table, driven to try as many bites as I could within the allotted time. With around 40 participating restaurants, I could see that wouldn’t be an easy mission to pull off. Although my efforts were heroic, my apologies go out to the beasts and chefs I missed.Of the things I tried and loved (I didn’t have a boring or staid bite all afternoon)… Slow-cooked water buffalo curry with mint achar pickleFried chicharrones Gallegos (pork crackling)Grilled jerk chicken with cilantro & limeMoroccan marinated flank steakA selection of Spanish charcuterieBison tongue cheese steakBlood infused rye bread! (a partnership of The Whole Beast and Fry’s Bakery) But it was not all indulgence. Plenty of local farms and suppliers were showcased. I saw signs that told the story of the farms on hand. It was good to see farms like Parry Bay, Ravenstone Farm, and Quist given their due. Thanks to the chefs for staying true to the local-is-better mission statement without sacrificing great flavor, creativity, and fun.This year’s reiteration of the Brewery and The Beast: A Festival of Meat was the perfect synthesis of hot sun, near endless beer, and more meat than you could shake a grilled skewer at. The gathered meatophiles left happy, sated, and vowing to return next year.Brewery and the Beast GALERY BELOW CLICK TO ENLARGE IMAGES. A collection of photos from this year’s Brewery & The Beast shot by Gary Hynes SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Gary Hynes Gary Hynes, a writer and photographer, founded EAT magazine in 1998 and is its editor and chief paperboy. He studied Electronic Music with Samuel Dolan at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, Audio Recording Technology at ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year this weekend Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Chefs / Events / Restaurants / Vancouver January 29, 2018 Blue Water Cafe Celebrates Sustainability from the Sea “Unsung Heroes Festival Returns” Vancouver, B.C. (January 29th, 2018) – Take a deep dive with Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar and discover ... Read More Chefs / Events January 25, 2018 Wine, Beer, Foodie and Fun-lovers Celebrate Parksville Uncorked It’s time to raise your glass and toast the exceptional wines, beers, ciders and cuisine of British Columbia at the 10th annual Parksville Uncorked ... Read More Events / Victoria November 28, 2017 6th Annual Herring Sale to Raise Funds for Fishermen Helping Kids With Cancer Finest At Sea Victoria will see the once a year arrival of 20,000 pounds of fresh herring. This one-day herring sale is a fundraiser for Fishermen ... Read More Events / Victoria November 2, 2017 Poutine With Purpose Everyone can get behind poutine and poutine for a good cause is just too good to pass up. Mealshare hosted Victoria’s inaugural Poutine With ... Read More Events / Sponsored / Victoria November 2, 2017 Tastes and Spirits Sampling Included at the 3rd Annual Victoria MidLife Show Saturday, November 18 at the Victoria Conference Centre The popular Tastes and Spirits sampling areas are back for their third year as part of the Victoria MidLife Show held at the Victoria Conference ... Read More Comments are closed.