MXD (13) Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec | July 4, 2010
Terrific brewpub that is 10 minutes away from where I used to live -- and I just learned about it 5 days ago. First of all, it was a really, really hot July day in Chambly (and god knows that when it’s hot and humid in that region, it might just be the hottest place in Quebec). So there weren’t THAT much people on the terrace (read, it wasn’t crowded) but that was just perfect. Every furniture is in wood -- awesome, and there is some chair variety as well. Pretty well-covered : protected enough from the sun, at least when I was there. There was nobody inside, but the guy has a HUUUGE collection of empty bottles. Service was just okay, but not great. It wasn’t the owner. The selection is awesome : granted, there aren’t a zillion beers, but it’s a brewpub, and there was like 13 beers, which is absolutely awesome for a brewpub. The fact there are no "external" beers makes it really authentic as well. There are some ciders as well. Me and my buddy ordered sandwiches, which were satisfying-without-being-great (smoked meat for me, beef for him), but another friend ordered nachos, and, well, it was just really, really the laziest nachos dish I ever saw. At least, that wasn’t not what she expected at all. So, the food kindof destroy the rating, but due to pretty good sandwishes, it’s not a trainwreck either.
I’ve visited numerous time since my last review and felt like and update was needed. They upgraded their scotch selection i’m not a fan but it’s vast more than 100 bottles. Tap selection is still 15 + and we can finally see some American Ipa’s on menu. Food is still limited but seems to have improved quite a bite last time we had the sandwich everyone I was with enjoyed it. They expended a bit so there’s even more sitting and even more stuff to look into. If you’re into beer collectable this totally the best place to visit, I’ve never seem that many item elsewhere. Service is better then before but could be considered slow from time to time. There’s free parking just in front.
Ambiance is great, service is really good, good piece of advice by every staff. Selection is good, especially for scotch, anything that is not an IPA. The good is so so. I think ti’s better at lunch time than for dinner. They have a great terrasse outside, not big but good.
Located right in the middle of Chambly in a well restored older building. Interior is very cosy with a bunch of small tables and some sofas. Selection is ample with a couple of taps and some barrel-aged beers were also on taps when I visited. Staffs are nice and helpful. Food is pretty basic but good and relatively cheap. Beer is really good and a must-stop for people going through south of Montreal.
Bien situé au coeur de Chambly, vous trouverez ce que vous chercher peu importe le style de bière que vous aimez. Leurs expériences avec les impériales stout et autres bières à haute teneurs en alcool vaut le déplacement
Endroit bien situé, avec un stationnement juste en diagonale. Le personnel est super sympathique et répond à toutes les questions. En journée, on peut voir le brasseur ou l’assistant-brasseur et les deux sont visiblement passionnés et peuvent vous parler pendant des heures. Un "musée de la bière" fait la décoration, une variété d’items (des centaines de milliers!) du monde brassicole. Il y a toujours environ 19 bières en fût disponible, toutes faites maison. Dans le menu, on peut lire l’histoire de la place et la description de chacune des bières, en attendant sa commande. Le service est rapide, même pour les quelques plats faits par les serveurs, simples mais délicieux. Les bières et la bouffe est toujours bonne, les prix sont bons. Pour y passer la journée, ça peut valoir la peine d’essayer le plateau de dégustation à un ou deux, ça fait un très bon prix pour une très grande variété. On se sent chez soi, même en soirée où ça reste très décontracté et "bièrophile-friendly". C’est pour moi un incontournable dans la région de Chambly.
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.
One of our destinations on BQ 2010. Feng and I PWNed some n00bs in scrabble and drank the samplers (a ton of brews). One of the greatest attractions of this place is the bottle collection on display - lifetimes worth of unibroue alone. Great atmosphere that speaks volumes for Chambly.