A worthy visit in Gatineau. A dozen beers on tap and all pretty solid. I ordered about half in tasters which costs a few bucks per taster. Food is pub grub and tasty enough. The bartender was very good and described the beers well. The venue is large and clearly caters to groups. It’s an impressive location by the river so a nice place to enjoy the beers.
Decent brewpub. Arrived hungry so also ate--and the food was actually pretty good--upscale pub grub I suppose it can be called. Some of it sounds better than it actually is (the duck burger with hops, for example, sounds amazing but it was dry and tasted pre-made). Can’t complain, though, at least they’re trying. It feels a little corporate, and they played terrible music. But the beer list is long, and most are of good quality or at least interesting, making it a fun place to visit. Service was professional and they had free wifi, too, which is great. Certainly better than anything across the river in Ottawa.
Sammy (678) Toronto, Ontario | June 28, 2009| Updated June 29, 2009
This brewpub is a unique and large place, just outside of downtown Ottawa. For the summertime, it is a must stop as there are many tables, room for more than 100 outside. Inside is a bit smaller in relationship, and I am told can get very crowded. Service was attentive but because we arrived just after opening on a Sunday and it only become moderately busy afterward and they were not smiling inside, and outside got beers mixed up consistently. Food, as tried by my party, was above average to good.The home brew is average, although shows promise for the furture with higher abv choices I was shown in a tour. There is also a private party space for rental that borders on a natural bit of water, with Canadian geese and the like, it is all very pretty. The bar is hand carved and very pretty. Great guest taps, most of which will be taken over by what will be host brewed. Prices are a bit expensive for Ottawa, but less than Toronto, and big US cities.
New and attractive venue, filling a big gap in Outaouais and deservedly popular it seems. Enormous historic building is spectacular in every sens of the term. Large terrace by the river which used to host a mill, beautiful private room, classy furniture and decorum. Lovely place that manages not to get too loud. If there’s anything I don’t like, it’s the bar area with its insistent lighting, but this is a superficial personal preference. Lots of staff who is actively seeking for thirsty souls and offers a good service although it took quite a while for us to receive the food we’d ordered. Nevertheless, when it arrived, it was most satisfying. When we were there, they had 5 of their own beers, all of very good quality, pushing classic styles boundaries a little further while the smaller beers were particularly fresh and vibrant. Excellent guest taps on offer on our visit and I guess this is the norm. They had a rare keg of charlevoix brut for instance.
Popped in for a quick lunch with my wife and two year old. Excellent service, not a lot of families but they were great with our kid. Pretty slow to bring food out but they were attentive during the wait. Had a couple of flights, a tasty terrine and my wife’s sandwich was solid too. Beer was very well made in a wide variety of styles. No complaints here.
Went a few weeks back on a Tuesday afternoon. They had a snacks menu at the time, I enjoyed a serving of toasty bread and goat cheese (yumm!) that was delicious but a bit hard on the teeth. Went through the range. The Pommee was possibly my favorite of the lot! I just really liked it. The barleywine was different but quite pleasant. I found most of the beers to be a little bit ’different’, which worked for some and not for others. Beautiful space, they have done a great job with the decor. Pleasant waitress insisted she didn’t speak much English but her English was a lot better than my French so it worked out. Working through a 12 beer sampler took some time!
Félicitations à Dom et la gang (Marc, Alain, Denis,y los 2 hermanos Ponsoda). A great new digs with a mixture of modern and traditional. The upper, restaurant area is is quite large, spacy (this use to be a pumphouse), with high ceilings with cranes, there was a lot of work that went into this. The lower lair of the Dom (and the Gotchagoat), is visible from the restaurant and ramp. 14 taps, all QC micros, including Charlevoix, lièvre, 3M, etc...Most taps will have BdT offerings starting at the end of May. The cuisine is pub fare with game (austrich, bison), some spanish dishes: pintxos, paella will be on the menu. Cant wait! I will definitely update once things progress. Dom, mes mollets sont tiens!
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | October 16, 2009| Updated November 25, 2009
This new brewpub is big, bold and beautiful. The historic building and its remodeled interior are jaw-dropping gorgeous. You have to see it to believe it; there are so many aspects that make it unique. The terrasse overlooking the water is also very nice, especially with that forged iron bridge in the background. The beers brewed here are already super professional and all very drinkable. The winter lineup is especially saliva-inducing with their spicy Christmas Belgian-style Strong Ale, Imperial Stout, Barley Wine and Double IPA sometimes all at the same time on the menu! The food menu is at once adventurous and familiar, adding a customized twist to habitually simple meals. Prices are a bit steep, but you have to pay for what surrounds you, not just what’s in your plate and glass, after all. This place is quickly one of the best in Quebec.
Can’t believe I forgot to rate this. Home to Canada’s only brewery museum(free) in a historic old brewery by Brewer’s Creek. The Horloge tasting set is 12 tasters making a clock for about 20 bucks which is a great value. I enjoyed myself a lot and it is a massive brewery. I have yet to finish my write up for my blog though...
Wonderful brewpub, with a beautiful location and site over a waterfall and bridge. Inside is very cool as well. They usually have about 12 of their own beers on tap with one guest - a great place to try them a little more cheaply than they sell for in bottles. Beers are ok, with a mix of pedestrian styles and some better, bigger, more interesting stuff. Good music and great service. Definitely a must in Ottawa area.