Canada > Quebec > Montréal
Sammy (572) Toronto, Ontario | June 20, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
An oasis in an industrial area of the last 50 years or so. 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.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | October 5, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Seeing this place for the first time from across the street is not exactly exciting. Surrounded by large fences with a parking lot converted into a terrasse, the industrial building looks very drab and uninviting. The old fermenter outside with their logo painted on is pretty much the only clue to what is hidden inside. The restaurant/taproom itself feels like the large tasting room of a microbrewery with its very high ceilings, mostly bare walls (lots of chalkboards though) and its windows onto the brewery equipment. The food is a mix of Québécois comfort food and trendy snacks (chèvre chaud salad, for example) it’s one of the rare breweries/pubs in Montreal that is open for lunch. Their beers are all cleanly brewed and quite drinkable, but don’t come here for palate-expanding experiences or encounters of the hoppy kind. They brew delicate session ales that will please most palates in the populace, yet the discerning taster will recognize that they are nevertheless not trying to dumb down their products. Their mild ale and their witbier are good examples of their potential, yet will never stand out if you get them at a festival or quality beer bar. I wouldn’t recommend the beer traveller to come here as a must destination on a Montreal craft beer crawl, but if you are looking for a place to have lunch at begin this city beer tour, this could do the job.
JoeMcPhee (511) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 5, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place is a bit of a haul from the University where my conference was being held, but in the end, it was absolutely worth it. Big, bright modern space with a large deck area on the side. Sort of in a post-industrial wasteland, but don’t let that deter you from checking this place out. Very friendly servers who knew the product very well. A pretty good selection of beers (the absinthe stout was a particular standout for me) in a wide variety of styles. Nothing is going to blow your socks off, but they are all well-made. The snacks are pretty tasty as well. I do think it’s worth checking out if you’re in Montreal... not one of the top 5 destinations in the city, but still a good one.
LilBeerDoctor (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 20, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great brewpub in an industrial area. As previously mentioned, it is somewhat far from the main part of the city and the immediate attractions are not very exciting (however it looks like they are constructing a new apartment complex, so the traffic through this place may increase). Plenty of outdoor patio seating and even the heavy dust from nearby construction did not stop most people from sitting outside. However, the inside was quite pleasant - lots of small tables close to each other. There is a fairly extensive beer list - probably 12-15 taps and a variety of low and high abv offerings. I enjoyed the ambree, chi orientale, vanilla/cafe stout, and cacao stout. The food was well prepared and tasty (I got a duck sandwich, which was very good). Service was slow-ish, but seemed on par compared to other Montreal brewpubs. Overall, I liked this place quite a bit. As a tourist, I’m less concerned about its location within the city as it’s a one-time-only stop, so that was not an issue for me. Definitely worth a stop for the beer though (and get food while you’re at it)
jercraigs (321) Toronto, Ontario | June 10, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Bit of a walk from Gare Windsor after Mondial. First impression walking in through the fenced in asphalt terrace is quirky. Inside is a lot more slick/upscale, high ceilings, long main bar. We put a bunch of high top tables together for a big group. Service was very friendly. Food was pretty good, rather good macaroni, roast pork sandwich au jus was not quite what I expected, but tasty. Overall a decent little spot. Not sure I would go out of my way to go back but I am glad I went, well worth a stop if you are in the neighbourhood.
TaktikMTL (256) Montréal, Quebec | March 31, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Établissement visité le jeudi 25 mars vers 17h. Ambiance: Grand local avec un plafond très haut. Vue sur la brasserie. Musique indie en arrière plan. Service: Sympathique. Explication des bières et suggestions. Sélection: 6 bières régulières et 2 saisonnières au menu. À noter qu’il font leur propre liqueur maison. Nourriture: Assiette "Smoke meat Montreal" un peu mince mais les frites étaient excellentes. (143e rating d’établissement)
KansaiBeerLvrs (254) Kyoto, Japan | August 20, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The brewery is in a 1970s looking industrial/commercial strip building with a nice spacious outdoor terrace and two nice looking moderne interiors - one has a view of the brewhouse behind the bar. Good friendly service from 2 servers gruff indifferent service from one, roughly 20 of their beers available. 10.50$ for a 4 beer taster which is pricier than in Toronto/Vancouver. A decent place, I liked it and wanna go back but yeah it is something of a wasteland at the moment though tons of condos are being built all around the area and tons of people cycling the canal popped in when I was there.
Radek Kliber (243) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 24, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly out of the way sat outside at the patio. Place is clean with decent but not great service (bit slow). Beers were OK. Average on all accounts.
Quevillon (232) Boisbriand, Quebec | September 11, 2008| Updated September 23, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visité pour la première fois le 11/9/08, en début d’après midi. Situé dans une section idustrielle du quartier montréalais, Griffintown (mon grand-père à vécu là pour presque la moitiée de sa vie). La seule raison qu’ils sont là c’est car ils vont embouteiller un jour (voir site web), donc ce n’est pas un endrois habituelle pour un resto/pub. Le stationnement est très difficile en après-midi avec tout les commerces qui l’entour, mais pour souper, ça ne devrait pas être un problème, si non un taxi (surtout le soir). L’intérieur est assez grand, avec une grande vitre qui donne vue à la brasserie. La terrasse est très grande, bien que la vie est... on est dans un quartier industrielle. Ce que j’ai bu à date est bien leur London Ruby est assez goûteuse pour un taux de 3.4% et leur blanche beilge est bien savoureuse. leur menu est très intéressante, comme un croque monssieur au roti de porc.
mabel (230) Toronto, Ontario | August 22, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited during the weekend of Mondial this year, this spacious brewpub with a tall ceiling was noisy with waiters, not patrons, as it was a nice day and most people were out on the sunny prison-like patio. We tried seven of their beers on tap, all were interesting if a little odd, the best being their Chi Orientale. Service was friendly but a little slow. We tried a mac & cheese bowl and a sandwich chaud au roti de la porc (hot pork sandwich) which were both tasty. Good brewpub, worth re-visiting if you’re in the neighbourhood, but it is a bit out of the way.
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