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 Drink / Events / Press Release April 3, 2019 EAT NORTH AND FAIRMONT EMPRESS PRESENT DRAGS BENNY: AN EXCITING BRUNCH SUPPORTING VICTORIA PRIDE Eat North is pleased to announce that it will be bringing its unique concept Drags Benny,a lively pop-up drag brunch in support of Canadian Pride ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Events / Press Release February 2, 2019 VicBeerWeek: New Events and Expanded Beer School Press Release — Victoria Beer Week Announces Two New Events plus Expanded Beer School “Curriculum” Following its December announcement of 12 ... Read More Events / Press Release / Workshop January 31, 2019 Truffles! Supporting UBC Experimental Farm Press Release — TRUFFLES: CULTIVATION, WILD HARVEST & DOGS TABC Truffle Festival 2019 by Truffle Association of BC DATE Saturday, February 9, ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.