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Beer Available At La Cave à Bulles (arranged by most recent)
la Vallée du Giffre Robust Porter 94, Birra del Borgo Re Ale 92, Cantillon Rosé De Gambrinus 98, Saint Germain Page 24 Twickenham Porter , Saint Rieul Brune 75, BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%) 100, The Kernel India Pale Ale Chinook Summit 98, Goutte d’Or Charbonnière 61, Moor Old Freddy Walker 97, Garrigues La Nuit Delicatula , Craig Allan Psychedelia 90, La Vallée de Chevreuse Rotten Skull American IPA 80, Corrézienne Dordogne Valley 89, la Vallée du Giffre La Rioule Simcoe 84, Outland Home 66, Brooklyn Black Ops 100, Mont Salève Tzarine 98, My Beer Company IPA Citra Galactique 91, De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Bombs & Grenades) 97, Saint Rieul Bière d’Hiver 69
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hoju777 (14) , France | April 23, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
So I guess you should go there if you have the chance. Please remember before you go to France that the guy there will trade you American beer for French beer. And there is perhaps all the beers in France at the store.
The only problem is that French beer is pretty bad. Outside of novelty, there is really no reason to drink it. So just go once for tourism’s sake.
Leighton (687) London, England | April 11, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
This shop is definitely world-class. The selection is heavy on French beers, most that I’ve never heard of. The owner - an extremely friendly guy - helped me pick out a selection. (He was bummed out I didn’t bring any beers from England as he loves Harveys and trading beers in general.) I’ve had one of the recommended beers and it was great. The shop itself is lovely, very neat and nicely laid out, on a hip street in central Paris. The prices are not cheap, with the least expensive bottles 33cl at EUR 3.10 each. Given the outstanding selection, high quality, top location and fine service, though, the prices don’t seem that bad. Certainly THE beer spot in Paris.
JohnnyJ (100) San Diego, California | March 11, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
If you are looking for beer in Paris, this is it. The guy running the store is cool, loves beer, and loves talking about beer. The selection is good. If you can, bring some beer by and share it!
Marko (217) Split / Zagreb, Croatia | March 5, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A nice little store close to the Pompidou. Brilliant selection of French beer, some really rare stuff that I haven’t seen anywhere else (except at the Abbaye des Saveurs in Lille and only some), specials, one-offs. Not much foreign stuff (basic Cantillons, some Meantime beers, etc.), but who cares + the cool guy running the store (friendly, talkative and as knowledgeable as any of us as Rastacouere mentioned earlier) mentioned they’ll be getting some De Molens and Mikkelers if I understood correctly (and some USA stuff too). The fridge they have has some beers that aren’t necessarily on the shelves, so check that out as well. Not the cheapest place though, but I’d rather pay 3 Euros for a 0.33 of some potentially good or great very rare beer than 7 Euros for a pint of crap at some other place. In retrospective, I should’ve shared some of the beer I was carrying from Belgium and had to get rid off because it couldn’t fit in my luggage with the owner, not the people at the hostel. Next time maybe :). DO NOT MISS!
cagou007 (26) , France | October 18, 2010| Updated November 18, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Probably one of the best beer shops in Paris. Excellent selection of French and Belgian beers, also some British and American brews (at exorbitant prices). Pleasant place, set up in the center of Paris. Simon, the owner, is quite passionate. Actually he’s so passionate that he can sometimes appears as elitist or even annoying.
ReAle (38) Rome, Italy | October 15, 2010| Updated November 13, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Small but classy place, with a very competent and friendly owner. The best for french and belgian beer and maybe the best one in Paris as my friends suggested me not to miss it. La Ville Lumiere is not only a wine paradise, there’s also beer!
Forcina (68) Bellinzona, Rome, Brussels, Switzerland | September 11, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Best beer store in europe
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 9, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
An excellent beer store ran by as passionate a beer lover as any ratebeer fellow. I’ve not done a comprehensive beer run in Paris, but this place was absolutely unmatched as far as finding rarer French beers go. The French beer of the moment, Lancelot XI.I was here in quantities. Pretty much every individual who walked into the store during the half-hour we spent there was a beer geek. The owner is helpful and resourceful, will gladly bubble-wrap your minions and is an autoproclaimed beer trader that will appreciate greatly if you bring him something local while visiting his store. Unfortunately, I’d not read about the place beforehand or I would have set something up. It would be a good idea to shoot an e-mail before going.
George59 (13) Roma & Parigi, France | June 29, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Good selcetion, the best in Paris. France and Belgian beers. Great service.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | June 28, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Best place in Paris hands down, close to the Pompidou Center, with a large selection of French micros, the rest conisiting of Belgian classics, and a few others (US, UK, Denmark). Simon is an avid beer connoiseur, which will happily trade with fellow beer lovers. A must go when in La Ville Lumière. Merci, Simon!
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