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.
Our final stop on the Sunday Bus tour in Quebec at the RateBeer Summer Gathering. Well arranged beer memorabilia collection. When I visited there were 8 brews on tap. The two I had were very well done and this is a fine spot to have a few brews and check out the collection.
They had eight different offerings on tapwhen I was there. Service was w
very friendly and helpful. I especially liked checking out all the old bottles they have on the walls. Cool place worth checking out if you are in the area.
A pub with an impressive bottle display -- thousands fill the sealed wall cases. The beer is decent, but nothing spectacular. I didn’t try the food. Overall, a nice stop to hit when you’re already in town to visit Unibroue/Forquet Forchette.
Ambiance: Superbe décoration, on y découvre plein de bouteilles et de vieux items reliés au monde brassicole. La musique était de style blues lors de mon passage. Il est bon de rappeller que le brewpub est non fumeur. Service: Excellent service. Les serveurs connaissent très bien leurs produits et en parle avec passion. On explique comment faire pour découvrir le plein potentiel des saveurs. Sélection: 5 bières permanentes avec des saisonières en rotation. Les bières sont recherchées et valent largement le détour. Nourriture: Court menu, on y trouve sandwich et hot-dog de type européen. (3e rating d’établissement)
Quaint little brew on a quiet side street of Chambly, Bedondaine & Bedons ronds is a Beer museum and an absolute shrine to Canadian Beer. He has a mind-blowing collection of bottles, tap handles, serving trays, bottle openers, growlers, mini-kegs, ashtrays, publicity signs, etc. Everything is in display around the pub behind Plexiglas windows. Even though I’ve been there several times, each time I found something that made my jaw drop. Near-mint condition cardboard cases of Black Horse Beer from the late fifties? Macro bottles with goofy labels of employees celebrating their retirement? One-off Beers that never made it past experimental stage? How the hell did he find all this stuff? It just looks so awesome, and the way everything is displayed, it doesn’t have a cold, museum feel, quite the contrary in fact, it’s very relaxed and inviting. Staff is comprised of Beer geeks, so don’t hesitate to shoot the shit with them. Bonus points for the dartboard, and no smoking anywhere.
8 Beers available on tap, 4-5 regulars and a few special brews. Decent stuff, I’ve enjoyed just about all of those I tried, and I like the fact that brewer isn’t afraid to brew off the beaten path. Recommended to anyone making the pilgrimage to Fourquet Fourchette.
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.
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....
tiggmtl (117) Vancouver, British Columbia | April 15, 2005| Updated June 13, 2005
If this were my local, I would stop in regularly. Currently only five taps operational but soon to be expanded to eight with seasonal offerings. All beers were good to very good. Staff are friendly and knowledgable. Bar is clean, well-laid out and packed with interesting breweriana without ever feeling cluttered or claustrophobic. Plenty of nice spearate sitting areas to converse while knocking one back and the colour schemes are cheerful and invigorating. Menu for food is currently somewhat thin but food was of decent quality. I’ll be sure to continue to stop in on occasion. Smoke-free also which is a definite bonus!
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.