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Beer Available At Brothers Beer Bistro (arranged by most recent)
Flying Monkeys Matador Cedar Aged Double IPA (Bourbon Barrel Aged) , Nickel Brook Bourbon Barrel Aged Cuvée 79, Beyond the Pale The Darkerness 90, Barley Days Yuletide Cherry Porter 37, Sawdust City Red Rocket Stout 85, Beyond the Pale # trending 89, Phillips Hop Circle IPA (formerly Phillips IPA) 90, Gananoque Brewing Naughty Otter Lager 32, Mill Street 100th Meridian 27, Gananoque Bell Ringer IPA 52, Gananoque Shiver Eisbock 44, Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA 72, Spearhead Sam Roberts Band Session Ale 37, Muskoka Detour Session IPA 90, Barley Days A Sensitive Man Ale , Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout 98, Dominion City Earl Grey Marmalade Saison , Dominion City Town & Country Blonde Ale , Mill Street My Darlin’ Lemon Thyme , Great Lakes Oak Aged Barley Wine
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Peaches083 (5) Ontario | December 12, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
pwjlafontaine (1) Gatineau, Quebec | December 10, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Jayseppi (3) Ontario | December 8, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Sat at the bar. Good selection of draught beer and a cask available. Great selection of bottles available. Easily the best in the city. Had pints of Sawdust City 11.05, Kentucky Bastard and Nickelbrook Cuvee on tap. Bottles of Freitgeist, GLB Barney Dubbel from fridge. Service was friendly and knowledgeable about both food and beer. Had the trout for dinner and it was done perfectly. Great spot! My go to for great beers and great food in the city.
GRAPESNBARLEY (7) , | December 4, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
When: Attended their Bourbon Barell Aged beer event on Nov 24th. What: 4 course tasting menu with beer pairings:1st was Beef tar tar with capers. preserved lemons, raz el hanout and harissa yogurt paired perfectly with subtle sherry and citrus notes with vanilla laced dried fruit of the Nickelbrooks Cuvee. The 2nd course was fig and mascarpone stuffed agnolotti with wild mushrooms in a brown butter and sage sauce paired perfectly with earthy, candied field fruit and bourbon components of the Beau’s hibernal Solstice. The 3rd course was a brown ale marinated perfectly grilled flank steak who’s sublte smoke and charred played off of Nickel Brooks Kentucky Bastards bourbon barrel aged imperial stout iike a dream, The 4th a final course hit the table in the form of a torched shmore that is highlighted by the german rauchbier smoked marshmallow that played off of the Slightly smokey yet super fruity notes of Beaus Party of five, All in all every course was well paired to highlight the impeccably prepared food through incredible delicious beers. Our bartender was phenomenally knowledgable as he guided us through the flavour profiles of each course and gave us interesting facts about each beer as he poured them. The place was packed on a Monday giving it a great feel and I couldn’t have been happier with my experience, One of the only places in town to get amazing beer with amazing food.
cratez (234) Toronto, Ontario | November 25, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
When I visited: Mid-November 2014.
What I had: Beau’s Dial "Z" For Zwickel, Nickel Brook Ontario Wet Hop Pale Ale, and Rodenbach Grand Cru on tap, Covered Bridge Moustache SMaSH IPA on cask, sample of the Dominion City Earl Grey Marmalade Saison, Pan-seared Steelhead Trout for dinner, a couple waters.
What I liked: Cozy bar area with about eight seats, clearly visible tap handles, efficient and engaging service, good conversation to be had, impressive draft list with excellent style variation, delicious food, a few rarities in bottles.
What I disliked: Limited hours including on weekends, prices are on the high side (especially the entrees), not as many local crafters on tap as I expected.
Would I go back? Yes. While there’s certainly some room for improvement, Brothers was the best beer bar that I hit during my time in Ottawa.
Overall Rating: 84
HippyHop (2) | July 31, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
ametras (33) Gatineau, Quebec | June 24, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Went for lunch on a Saturday. Limited and expensive food menu. About a dozen taps including some interesting ON seasonals and local beers. Extensive bottle list ranging from LCBO-available stuff to belgian imports to expensive QC bottles. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. I had a good time but I wouldn’t go out my way for it.
sic1314 (399) Leiden, Netherlands | May 18, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely more of a restaurant than a bar, but a pretty excellent selection. Barman who knew his stuff.Confusing that European beer seemed cheaper than local stuff.
Randy4Beer (15) , | May 15, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Long wall of huge windows, will make this one of the most brightly lit places you ever enjoy a pint. It has a nice, slightly upscale casual atmosphere. You feel you are in an above average classs of place, but are comfortable in your t-shirt and shorts. Service is very good, and the staff are very knowledgable with regards to the beers they serve. Selection is solid, with a lot of regional staples, but a handful of seasonsals, and a new cask every Thursday, some better than others, keeps it feeling fresh. I wish you could cherry pick your flight combinations, but they have 3 set combinations lined up at any given time. That’s a ding against them in my opinion as you often want to try two beers and they are in different flights. Food selection needs more variety. There are only 2 or 3 things worth ordering. I have had the same thing, Steak Frites, all 4 times I have gone there, as nothing else entices me. Pricing is too high. I paid $25 for a 650ml bottle of Great Lakes Brewery’s Audrey Hopburn. Not a place if you are hoping to try new beers on a budget. I always have a good time here, but it’s a once every 6 months kind of place.
solidfunk (190) Washington D.C., Washington DC | March 18, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
One of the newer places in Ottawa, this bar has potential. They have a lot of good bottles and while still mostly LCBO fare it seems like they are developing some more private imports. Their tap list is good but doesn’t rotate a lot compared to Arrow and Loon or Black Tomato. The list is usually half Ontario craft staples like Mad Tom or Smashbomb with a couple of good imports. They bring in a few interesting one offs from local breweries or craft stuff from Toronto or further away. They open a new cask once a week on Thursday and it’s usually gone after the weekend.
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