Brewery and the Beast to bring another epic barbecue to Vancouver this summer

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      If you’re a meat-lover and enjoy hot temperatures under the scorching sun, mark your calendars for this upcoming summer event.

      Brewery & the Beast, an annual meat and beer festival, returns to Concord Pacific Place (180 Pacific Boulevard) on July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

      In its seventh year, the outdoor event that focuses on providing and promoting ethically raised meat will feature more than 60 different restaurants. Participating chefs from Metro Vancouver and Whistler will be barbecuing, roasting, and broiling some tasty bites made with locally sourced ingredients.

      “I believe one of the biggest reasons the festival continues to grow is directly related to the level of commitment on the part of our chefs who create new and interesting dishes with quality ingredients year over year,” said Scott Gurney, founder of Brewery & the Beast, in a press statement. “Beyond providing a unique and premium culinary experience, Brewery & the Beast is dedicated to showcasing the best of local and sustainably-sourced ingredients.”

      Some of this year’s vendors include Au Comptoir, Bar Oso, Bauhaus Restaurant, Belgard Kitchen, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Burdock & Co, Downlow Chicken Shack, El Santo, Homer Street Cafe and Bar, Juke Fried Chicken, La Taqueria, Meat & Bread, Royal Dinette, Two Rivers Specialty Meats, and Whole Foods, among others.

      New highlights at the summer fête include a satellite pouring station with two new craft beers from the Phillips Brewing Company, which will also operate the 32-tap “Gypsy Wagon”. Other libations will be provided by Left Field Cider—wine, kombucha, and specialty coffee will also be poured.

      Attendees who may feel a bit overwhelmed with the meat options a few hours in, will be happy to know that seafood, fresh fruits, and vegetable-forward dishes will also be offered this year.

      Tickets ($109.95 plus taxes and fees for guests age 19 and above) will be available for purchase tomorrow (May 1) at 10 a.m. online, which includes all food and drink, as well as live music from the Electric Timber Co.