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.
The best place in quebec for sure. Great everything. They got new beers that are ALWAYS great every time you get there. They have a fairly good food selection, which is always what you want when you drink beer with friends. Great ambiance, friendly and warm.
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.
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.
Nice place, with a huge museum of beer. Selection is good and beer is interesting. Food is not so interesting and prices are really high.
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.
first off, i’d like to say that i bought a GPS just to get to this place. this of course, allowed me to find my way without any trouble. on to the beer now! very nice selection, above average quality. the terrace is lovely, and Chambly is a very pretty little town to a Montrealer. the roast beef sandwhich that i had was excellent, and the service was great too. i will definately be going back here.
Went here during Beerquest 2010. Parked the RV outside and sat down to a relaxing atmosphere. Played scrabble and drank the sampler. Looking around there is literally a lifetimes worth of beer memorabilia. Tons of house brews available.. I’d say around 12. Some better than others, but above average. Awesome collage of Unibroues on showcase too!
God, I’m lucky! Or I must thank my friend brewer that told the owner who he was. After a half-day of skiing, I stopped there for the first time... After an awesome Amère Veilleuse and a slightly disappointing amber Bariteau, "Bedondaine" Bourgault, obviously in a good mood, offered us both his Dernière Brosse Déchaînée (full 9$ glass!) and he had us taste his new IPA and his new 4% stout. I’m still amazed! Really a passionnate brewer that obviously likes the art beneath his job and that sure has his ways of making people fall in love with his most-interesting "artistic" brews. You have 3 brewpubs to visit in Québec? Dieu du Ciel (rue Laurier), Hopfenstark and this place. All others come next... And this one comes before Hopfenstark... ADDED: Service was not as good when Nicolas was absent. Amazing brews were available for the upcoming 5th anniversary...
Hands down one of my all time favorite beer spots! Weather you want to sit at a table, couch, bar, or outside, they have it. The interior is essential a beer shrine, covered with bottles etc. They had 17 house beers on tap which I have no complaints about. If you are anywhere near Montreal/NE you must make this a priority!
Very nice place, just the beer museum is worth the visit. Very good beers, with a wide selection. The menu is limited to toaster oven and microwave items, but they were tasty. Our bartender had some trouble with english, but we got by. Parking is easy and the outdoor seating must be awesome during to summer months. This place is a must visit.