Foodies and all-you-can-eat (AYCE) lovers take note. Western Canada’s wildly popular food & drink fest, Brewery & The Beast, is returning to Vancouver this July. So get ready to sample delicious eats from returning faves and new spots alike, and wash it all down with bottomless craft beer, vino, and local cider.

Brewery & The Beast is the bbq event of the year, with 45+ mouthwatering dishes from celebrated vendors and restaurants across the country participating last year.

2023 participants

While the full list of vendors for this year is not yet out, here are the presenting restaurants on the roster for 2023 so far:

  • 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 at The Hotel Vancouver
  • Paella Guys
  • Peter Ho
  • Published on Main
  • Salt N Sear Catering
  • Tacofino Restaurants
  • Two Rivers Meats
  • Vianello Hospitality
  • Wildlight Kitchen + Bar

“Brewery & the Beast in 2023 will be better than ever! With more fire, more beverages, and an outstanding line-up of chefs and restaurants showing off what they do best! We are so fortunate to be able to showcase local farmers, exceptional food, refreshing beverages and celebrate the culinary talent in each market.” said Scott Gurney, Director of 17 Black Events, which produces the wildly successful event.

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Photo via Brewery & The Beast

As for major sponsors, Two Rivers Meats, Driftwood Brewery, Vancouver Island Brewery, Ardbeg Whiskey, Yeti, and Medium Rare Chef Apparel are on the list for this year’s event.

Oh, and guests can enjoy live entertainment as they feast, with performances by local artists keeping everyone moving so that room can be made for more food.

You can stay tuned for more info via their socials, including the full 2023 food & drink lineup, games, giveaways, and more. And for now, a deeper scroll through last year’s fest sounds pretty appetizing to us!

Tickets & dates

The AYCE festival will return to Vancouver on Sunday, July 9th. And if you’re on the Island, mark your calendars for September 24th – when Brewery & The Beast comes to Victoria this year.

Tickets will be available for purchase online at 10 am on Saturday, April 1st.

Mark your calendars & we’ll see you there!

Brewery & The Beast

When: Sunday, July 9th, 12 to 4 pm
Where: 88 Pacific Boulevard, Concord Pacific Place
Cost: Available on Saturday, April 1st at 10 am