Great place just outside Montreal (you need a car to get here, really), with lots of house beers on tap. Tried 7 taster size portions, which ranged mostly from good to great. Service was very good, though the place is quite pricy compared to other brewpubs in Montreal. Worth a hit if you can get there.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 22, 2005
Essentially a beer museum, BeBR may have the most convoluted brewpub name I’ve ever seen but is a very simple place. Beer, breweriana, darts and conversation. The museum pieces were outstanding - some very rare stuff including old wooden Dow casks and commemorative bottles never releaesed to the public. The beers were pretty decent fare and the service friendly. I want to go back sometime when I have more time.
Excellent small town pub atmosphere with truly approachable and friendly staff, loving what they do. Well displayed breweriana in quantities and that’s only a fraction of the owner’s humongous collection. Well located. Solid beers all around and it can only get better.
Special planning to get out here, and especially get home, though Chambly is lovely farm country. At least two of you, one with a map. Stop in at the SAQ (government-run store a block away). Lots of lounge benches outside and lots of room inside with a small bar. Mostly college students off on vacation, alongside suburb couples. A different taste and type of beers, certainly better than average, with the Kolsch the most interesting to me and something that I would hand out if bottled. Bread and water given complementary in sampling glasses, which are of generous amount. Relaxing.
I enjoy this place everytime I go there. Nice breweriana collection, very nice setting and location. Summertime patio after biking. Nicolas is an excellent brewer, with a good recipe book. Food is good if selection is very basic. The waitress mentionned they may try to have a winter menu. Watch out for that Scotch Ale.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | April 14, 2005| Updated March 28, 2010
Very interesting brewpub on the south shore of Montreal (a 30-minute drive). Ambiance is absolutely perfect, very comfy, friendly, with 2 sofa areas, 15 or so tables, a nice bar, all in an open space ideal for conviviality. A separate tasting room with cushioned long chairs admirably looks onto the brewing room aquarium, where one can see the brewer at work in his artisanal brewery. A great touch!! Staff is very friendly and loves quality beer, so you’ll get the info you want on their beer that’s for sure. Beers are all very-well brewed. A great stopover if you are driving north from the US, or if you are driving through Quebec’s Eastern Townships. Fourquet Fourchette is a 5-minute walk from there too, so if you want a great beer meal, you can head there after a tasty session here.
Stopped in here for a couple of pints and some snacks after the Mondial of ice cider down in Rougemont as we really needed something that wasn’t apple based and sugary. It was a slow Saturday night and there were a few patrons but the place wasn’t packed. Really nice laid back feel. Only real complaint about the service is that after our first beers were finished it took a few minutes to flag down one of the three bartenders who were behind the bar and had all turned their backs on the whole place so they could chat with each other. Beers were well crafted and tasty, food was decent. Great atmosphere, well lit and a nice open feel to the place. Certainly a place that I would like to have in my neighborhood.
Visited during a special "grand cru" event where they served keg aged beers all afternoon. The place was quite full but the ambiance remained enjoyable, the music wasn’t too loud and the general noise level was low enough to be able to keep conversation. They have an enormous bottle collection which is quite impressive. The service was a little slow even for a special event but the staff was very friendly and helpful. The selection was great, 17 taps were pouring a lot of their better beers. Food is mainly snacks and a few sandwiches, I had one which was good. Value is also very good, the beers I had were expensive, but it was to be expected from what was being served (their beers are awesome). I will definitely revisit this place.
When in Chambly I’d rather go here than Forquette Forchette. The place is quite light with strong light in the bar area and to light up the huge bottle collection along the walls. The staff was very friendly - but it took a long time to get Your order - but that definately was due to 14 RB’ers hitting the place at the same time and around half of us ordering tasters, which included 8 beers.
Visited during the Mondial, 2005, with tiggmtl, ClarkVV, and Bret Kuhnhenn and family. This was a fabulous experience, not perhaps a "great brewpub" yet but an absolute must-visit for anyone on this site: the beer memorabilia has got to be seen to be believed, all five beers on tap were good-to-very good, staff and the berwer very very friendly, and the food while simple was excellent and quite cheap (mostly sausages and sandwiches). It’s no Dieu du Ciel! but in some ways I loved my first visit here just as much as my first time at that Valhalla. UPDATE December 2006. This place just keeps getting better; overall I’d say the beer is second only to DDC of brewpubs I’ve tried in Quebec; the food though simple sandwich fare is nicely done; and the service is always friendly even for a non-Francophone. At this point I think it’d be worth it to go up just to visit Bedondaine and there aren’t many brewpubs that are worth a 2 hour one-way trip to me....