Written By Cynthia Annett-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: Cynthia Annett-Hynes ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Awards / Drink People / Events / Wine Events / Wine News October 15, 2020 SOMM SMACKDOWN—Rumble at Aura Waterfront Restaurant Strange, interesting, and wonderful things can happen in odd times, and there is no stranger time than now, but something needed to be done to pay ... Read More Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events March 2, 2020 Victoria Beer Week March 6 – 14 Victoria Beer Week returns March 6-14 with 19 different events held in venues around Victoria. This 7th annual festival of craft beer offers ... Read More Events / Food & Wine Pairing / Food Events / Places / Victoria February 25, 2020 Pacific Northwest Wine Dinner: Canoe Brewpub & Unsworth Vineyards Multi-award winning Unsworth Vineyards and Canoe’s Chef Kyle Dampsy joined forces on Wednesday, February 19, in Canoe’s upstairs Dining ... Read More Beer / Events / Food Events / Places / Spirits / Victoria February 25, 2020 11th Annual Island Beer and Spirits Festival The Strathcona Hotel has long brought together BC brewers and distillers in its multiple taprooms but rarely is the brewing craft celebrated so much ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Food Events / Places / Victoria November 17, 2019 Canoe Brewpub’s Eighth Annual Winterbrau Festival 2019 Beer brewers from across the island and the lower mainland gathered in the lofty wooden halls of Canoe Brewpub over November 9 and 10 for the eighth ... Read More Comments are closed.