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Brasseurs De Montréal
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 206
Beer Avg: 3.13
Taps: 5 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
, H3C 1S9
phone: (514) 788-4500
Strange opening hours, and closed on Sundays. Better to call ahead.
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
An oasis in an industrial area of the last 50 years or so. I worked in this area many many years ago. Nicely appointed inside with working air conditioning and a nice bar, this could be a decent place in any city. The outside tent area for those braving the sun, the autobody shop neighbours. A long walk from downtown, Old Montreal, and the subway, it is not set up for this crowd. Nicely organized in the back, the place is efficient and plans a second downtown clone by way of expansion as a restaurant, firstly, that has beer different than the 3 brewers (Trois Brasseurs). And now the beer, it is for the most part basic, supplemented by extracts and puree and juices that does take up the taste but is of course not purist.
There are some changes at the margin, with a recent success in using wild yeast however cherry juice changed this one. Also a good brown ale, however this brewer is now passing through. It remains to be seen how new brewers they will bring in can keep their own freedom and creativity.
06-20-2012 13:37:42 |
More by northyorksammy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
After a long walk from Old Montreal into Griffintown, we finally got to this new-ish brewpub that came highly recommended in a French-language guide to Quebec beer. We'd walked through what seemed like the most desolate part of Montreal we'd seen yet, all industrial and empty factories, but when we entered, the place was packed and loud. Definitely a good sign.
The beers were all named for people from different places: The Quebecois rebel, the Scottish Black Watch, etc. I had a Scottish and later a Chai White Ale; my wife had the Rebel, a spicy amber ale. I was quite happy with everything we got, and made sure to pick up a six-pack of the rebel on our way out of town.
The service was friendly- the waitress allowed my semi-francophone wife to order in French without switching to English, as some did on our visit. The sandwiches, despite their simplicity, made for the best lunch we had in the city. My wife had the croque monsieur; I had a pork and chutney sandwich. Suddenly, we didn't regret our long walk in the cold wind so much.
This bar wasn't here on my first beer tour of Montreal in early 2008. It's exciting that Montreal's brewers are increasing in number and in quality. It won't be long before more American beer lovers catch on to what's happening up there.
This joins Dieu du Ciel! on my short list of favorite Montreal breweries.
10-18-2009 06:36:48 |
More by TonyReaves
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Went there with 6 colleagues today. Nice place. We sat on the patio and it was ok. Plastic tables and chairs are ok.
Service was a bit lenghty. We spent over 90 minutes in all. 3 of us took the daily special wich was priced at 14$. For that price, we had a soup, some smokedmeat sandwich, fries, coffee and a desert.
My meal was good and judging by the satisfied looks of my co-workers, I can surely say that they enjoyed it as well.
Beerwise though, it's a bit on the short side. The Belgian I took was pretty hoopy but lacked on the flavors. With its coppery colour, I expected a bit of a raosted taste but it was not to be found. The other beer that I sampled was the Quebecoise. A strong beer that did not impress me unfortunately.
We'll certainly go back to that place and I'm pretty sure we'll have it as a regular stop on our pubcrawls.
09-11-2008 19:25:14 |
More by LeTonneau
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Every big city has a neighborhood like Griffintown, where Brasseurs de Montreal has set up shop. It's an industrial neighborhood west of old Montreal that thrived in the 50's, started loosing steam in the 60's, turned into a ghost town by the end of the 70's, went derelict for over two decades and today is starting to relive again through gentrification, with trendy commercial and residential lofts. It's still a bit deserted, not Starbucks-worthy yet, so this pub is a welcome addition. The beauty of this particular area is it's proximity to the Lachine canal, which underwent a massive clean up operation, with trees and parks on either side, pedestrian bridges, dragon boats and kayaks on the water and one of the city's nicest bike paths. The contrast of refurbished factories and graffiti-clad silos with all the greenery is quite stunning. And, as luck would have it, that path happens to go through my own neck of the woods a little further away, making it an [easy] rollerblade ride from my house. I put easy in brackets because I haven't used my crappy 1st generation 'blades in 5+ years, so I had to use my ass as a braking device more than once...
But I finally got there, too sweaty and bruised to grab a seat at the bar, but the patio looked inviting and faced the sun. A rusty grain silo with a banner of the brewery made it easy to spot from afar. I've visited the interior a few weeks back before their own brews were ready to serve, it's a good mix of modern bistro with a bit of old tavern flair. Big windows let you see the brewing operation on one side and let the sunshine in on the other. They have a projector screen, that I think they only use for the odd sporting event, and keep turned off otherwise. Crowd consisted of 20-something hipsters form the nearby technical college, 30-something business casual professionals and the odd sweaty dude wearing a worn out Beer t-shirt, surfer shorts and rollerblades, i.e. me.
The friendly waitress listed off the Beers available in a very dumbed-down fashion, took our orders and served us promptly. They had a booth at the Mondiale the weekend before that seemed to have been popular, because a few of the Beers that were offered there were absent from her list. They had a standard, quaffable blonde that my young brother-in-law enjoyed, a rice and ginger Beer, an ESB and a Belgian blonde, which I ended up having. All were served in ordinary shaker pints. They also had an Alt from 3 Mousquetaires available. I don't know if it was a leftover from when their Beers weren't ready yet or if they'll keep a guest tap. No house Beers over the 5% mark, not that I would have gone for a heavy alcoholic bomb after that workout, but it would be nice to see something with a little more octane, especially in the winter months. My ale was simple, clean and refreshing, with just barely enough yeastiness to keep me interested. A good summer Beer I'd gladly drink at home, and seems like I probably will soon, because they have huge tanks and a spanking new bottling line. I was amazed to see a startup with such massive, expensive equipment. One of the brewmasters gave me a quick tour and their setup is great, with a cool little lab area with a ventilated hood, which seems to indicate that they've got quality in mind. I forgot to ask when the Beers will be available in stores.
I didn't have a chance to sample the food, but I did check out the menu and other people's plates. It looked above and beyond what most local brewpubs have to offer. Elaborate dishes like ribs, beef carbonade, bavette steak and duck confit, simpler fare like chili, macaroni and Sheppard's pie, pub grub like sandwiches and salads and finally bar snacks like nachos, salted cheese and olives were available at prices ranging from 4 to about 20$. Something for every palate and budget, plates looked pretty large and they even have homemade sodas. What threw me off though was the rather stiff price for the pints, flirting with the 7$ mark. I don't know if they have happy hour specials or if they jack up prices on the patio - don't laugh, I've seen this before - but for a brew that only traveled from the serving tank to my table, it makes it a little hard to swallow. With those prices, they seem to be banking on the white collar workers more than the student/bike path crowd, and with the location being away from the usual tourist hangouts, I don't know if it's a smart move or not. Other than that, all I have is kudos for this new player on the brewing scene with a promising future. And as the geographically closest brewpub from my house, he'll get repeated business from me, at least until I brake an ankle with those cheap rollerblades.
06-05-2008 16:37:01 |
More by Goldorak
Brasseurs De Montréal in Montréal, QC, Canada