Extremely cozy, well thought out decor showcasing a particular attention to details. Very impressive food menu with lots of research involved. Attractive selection of vaied styles which are usually very wl executed. An impressive pub in an unexpected place.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 8, 2006| Updated October 16, 2008
After visiting many times now, I can safely say this is one of Quebec’s top 5 brewpubs. The weizenbock can be a masterpiece, the Germaine helles also, and their Morsure American IPA a bouquet of fresh, outgoing hoppiness. The owners (and brewer) are all great people, and the food is simply excellent. The fact that it’s served in a brewpub makes it even more amazing, I imagine. Tapas are eclectic and chosen with care we had some Alep cheese (Turkish salty stringettes, sprinkled with caraway seeds) and olives marinated in a herbal, citrusy vinaigrette. The Côtes Levées du Diable (the devil’s ribs) are succulent, draped in a homemade BBQ Stout sauce, and even the accompanying salad is carefully conceived, with a few strips of smoked herring(?), blackened peppers, etc. The Quebec artisanal cheese plate looked awesome from what we saw on a nearby table. Obviously, you have to pay for all this care and quality, so prices for the evening meals are in the 20$ a plate range. This is probably the best all-around beer establishment in the province of Quebec, tied with Microbrasserie Charlevoix’s Saint-Pub restaurant in Baie Saint-Paul.
A nice brew pub with wooded interior. What struck me was the Art Nouveau moldings used in the doors, windows and mirrors, exquisitely carved. Also as the Cabane au Canada touch. Beers are excellent, service courteous and informative. Lunch menu is simple but good: Ham and Cheese sandwich with homemade chips, olives and Alep cheese. Try the beef jerky! Evening menu is based on regional products, like wild game...I’ll have to come back for the ribs.
Second visit to this pub, very nice ambiance, quite cozy. The staff is friendly and the bar offers a rotating variety of their beers, which have always been in fine shape according to me. They also have a nice rotating selection (about a dozen bottles) of fine scotch, but it is available at a premium price. The food is awesome, the chef prepares lots of meals with local products and fancy meats like bison, trout, duck etc. Kitchen is open Tuesday-Sunday from 5 PM to 11 PM. The place is getting to be well known around town, if you want a table in the evening, you better call to make a reservation first. Or just visit in the afternoon when it is quiet. They have some good snacks available if the kitchen is closed. Prices are definately within the reasonable range, very good value.
Marheb (375) San Diego, California | December 15, 2011| Updated May 6, 2014
Je n’ai passé qu’une soirée mais disons que ce ne sera pas la dernière. Leurs bières et leur cuisine sont très solide. L’emplacement du Trou ainsi que l’ambiance sont tout simplement idéal pour moi. Un must.
Absolutely magical brewpub located in the middle of nowhere by the river in Shawinigan. Great atmosphere, great people, great brews and an even better food menu crafted daily with fresh products by their French chef. Would highly recommend their buffalo steak. For beers, you can enjoy their sampler sets to discover their various brewing styles, often a delicate mix of Belgian and Californian inspirations with a local twist. They also brew a few quality collaborations with some of the most renowned craft breweries. A must experience for beer fanatics which should be worth the epic trip.
I was there on a Saturday night. Ambiance was ok, but there’s was lot of noise (I admit I prefer quiet brewpub). Service was good even if the place was crowded. Good selection of their beers on tap as well as 2 invitee. Price are decent. Nice brewpub and one of our best brewery in Quebec.
Visité juste avant de soupé,donc j’ai eu le temps d’absorber les lieux, moderne et chaleureux. Leur bières sont solides et bien faites, malgré la petite sélection. Le menu est très original, cusine québécois fusion, le biftek au bison avec pomme de terre à l’ail et fines herbes vaut le détour. Bonne bière et bonne cuisine, voici une bonne raison d’aller à Shawinigan!
Établissement visité le samedi 30 septembre vers 18h15. Ambiance: Superbe décoration, plein de chose à regarder partout. Service: Très efficace et connaissant de leurs bières maisons. On a même eu droit à une bière gratuite pour avoir trouvé à quoi était le coulis du dessert. Sélection: 8 bières solides au menu lors de mon passage. Nourriture: Le médaillon de cerf étaient parfait ainsi que l’assiette de cochonaille en entrée. (61e rating d’établissement)
KPD (231) Michigan | May 21, 2012| Updated May 30, 2012
In town for memorial cup, what a gem. 12 beers on draft 10 in house 2 guest beers. Food and staff were fantastic, they had a lot of lighter session beers, wheats, blonds, a very good American style ipa, my favorite, a good dry stout. One guest tap was DDC imperial stout, nice. All in all a very good brew pub. Picked up a bottle of a saision in Trois-Rivieres what a beer.