Beautiful brewpub located in an old hydro-electricity plant with great view on the river. This place is huge with an area where you can easily view the brewing area, a large bar area and a super big patio with a great view. Selection of 13 taps alternate between brewpub offering and some great QC micros. Service was not all that good in the beginning but management seem sot have work on the kinks. I haven’t taste the food already so I can’t really comment. The location is close to downtown and easily accessible and parking can easily be find anywhere close to the building. Definitely a place I will revisit in the future.
Located off the strict centre of the less than charming Gatineau, this spacious brewpub is a very nice place to stop and rate galore. The chief attraction for the beer hunter, apart from the brewery museum, is the clock - 12 own beers served on a clock tray in 3 oz. tasting glasses and arranged according to the increasing ABV. They are all decent, but let your car stay in Ottawa, please. The staff are very friendly and they know something about their beer and about beer tasting in general. They food is quite decent, too - I had baked brie and it was served like a gourmet dish rather than typical pub grub food. I would gladly come back one day, since there are more beers on tap to be had than "just" the clock.
DuffMan (339) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | June 14, 2017
An easy walk across the river from Ottawa, this place is huge and can get very busy and noisy! An old stone building with a very large outdoor seating area, it has an appealing look to it. The food going out looked delicious but I had already eaten. Unfortunately I left all of my beer ratings behind, but I remember being happy! It would be a top priority for me to return here just so I can properly rate the beers again.
Large brewpub in nice historical building. Large parking spot across the street. Service usually is good with few hiccups. Very large beer list with guest taps (usually very good). They do samplers. Family friendly location. Restrooms are downstairs that might be difficult of older or disabled guests to get to.
Sept. 13, 2011. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to BDT. I had a hard time conversing with the servers as my French is poor (aka non-existent). They were very friendly and tried to work with me. I ordered the sampler tray and they still managed to communicate what order they were in.
The food was tasty but my order was a little drenched in sauce.
The beer was fantastic - a great diversity in the selection of brews; however, it is notable that they serve only their own beers as far as I could tell.
I would recommend it.
Sammy (692) 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.
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...
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.
Visited on a Friday end of afternoon. Large and well located place. Was quite crowded, but the service was fast and friendly. Selection is interesting with 12 of their beers on a draft and a guest. There’s some good bottles though. The beer on draft isn’t expensive though and you can try all their beers for 17$ which is great. The problem is none of their beers were very good and most of them were awful. That was disappointing considering their reputation is good and some their beer beers are/were phenomenals (Corne et la Muse Brandy). Overall, a nice place but I was expecting more of their beers.
ametras (70) Gatineau, Quebec | September 30, 2013| Updated May 4, 2015
Nice brewpub situated in a historical building. Huge patio, gift shop, beer museum. Atmosphere is more of a restaurant, the music is too loud. Service has been hit or miss. Staff is usually knowledgeable about their beers but will inevitably mess up your order. They seem drilled to bring you a pint when you specifically asked for a 12oz. Also, most of their beers being banana-laden, you’re never really sure what’s in your glass. Extensive menu but the quality doesn’t meet the price. Large selection of beers: regulars, seasonals, off-seasons, barrel-aged, guests, occasional casks. Beers are on the expensive side. Make a reservation, this place can get pretty crowdy.
Second visit to this pub, very nice ambiance, quite cozy. The staff is friendly and the bar offers about a quater of the beers this brewery produces on tap. I hear the food was very nice but have never tried it. Prices are definately within the reasonable range, good value. Ilike.