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Vancouver's 'damn fine' celebration of meat and beer set to return this summer

Time to start planning for one of Vancouver's tastiest days of the year!
Brewery & The Beast, a one-day outdoor festival bringing together top local chefs and restaurants to serve up delicious eats paired with beer, wine, and cider, returns to Vancouver in July 2023.

It might still be winter but it's already time to start planning for one of Vancouver's tastiest days of the year, which happens every summer in the city.

Brewery & The Beast, the ultimate afternoon of unabashed feasting and drinking at Vancouver's best food festival, will return on July 9, 2023. 

The event - which calls itself the "damn fine festival of meat, beer, and music" - will once again be held on the expansive grounds of Concord Pacific Place from noon to 4 p.m., giving you four hours for eating your fill of food - primarily meat - cooked outdoors by expert local chefs and served alongside tasty beers, wines, ciders, and soft drinks. 

Launched in 2012, the 19+ event will also boast live entertainment showcasing local musical acts. 

Considered an absolute must for omnivore food fans, this top-tier fest typically - and deservedly - sells out. It's well-run, with plenty of shade for the summer sun, lots of tables, attentive staff, and more food than you can possibly eat. 

A few of the participating chefs/restaurants for the Vancouver event have been revealed. You can expect to see the following folks dishing up incredible eats at Brewery & The Beast:

  • Anh and Chi
  • Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar
  • Bruno Restaurant
  • Caffe Artigiano
  • ¿CóMO?Taperia
  • Crack On
  • Cream Pony
  • H2 Kitchen + Bar
  • Haven Kitchen + Bar
  • Hydra Estiatorio
  • Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions
  • Notch8
  • Paella Guys
  • Peter Ho
  • Published on Main
  • Salt N Sear Catering
  • Tacofino Restaurants
  • Two Rivers Meats
  • Vianello Hospitality
  • Wildlight Kitchen + Bar

New additions are being made to the already-stellar line-up as the event date approaches.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on April 1, 2023 (no fooling!). 

Each year partial proceeds from the event go to organizations that work to grow the culinary industry and support local culinary-focused initiatives, such as the Chefs' Table Society of BC.

Watch: Checking out Brewery & The Beast 2022 in Vancouver 

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