HippyHop (4) Quebec | September 28, 2014| Updated November 25, 2014
Drove from Ottawa to St-Jerome LITERALLY just to visit this place.
It’s pretty inauspicious. As someone else noted, it DOES kind of look like a place that would sell swimming pools or some type of industrial tools. Inside it’s, well, pretty dark, but still weirdly inviting. Huge hand-drawn chalkboards announce the beer and food offerings, the massive L-shaped bar features a hypnotizing, tantalizing row of DdC taps, each one a promise of some delicious concoction. I had literally every single beer they had to offer on tap, and stayed long enough to enjoy two small meals, both of which were simple but tasty.
The food menu is definitely pretty limited, but it has some nice offerings, and they’re more than reasonably priced. The beer is also more than reasonably priced. Tasting glasses are $2.50, pints are $6.50 - and given the insanely good quality of the beer on offer, this is a steal in my books.
The service is a little slow at times, but they all seemed pretty friendly and well-informed. The spacious patio outside is nice and comfortable but there’s nothing to look at, that’s for sure. The music was good, the atmosphere was nice, and if you really want to settle in there are board games you can play (Battleships, anyone?)
Not sure I would visit this place more than once if it was serving some generic assortment of beer, but since they serve 15 kinds of DdC, it’s worth multiple visits for the beer alone.
Stopped in here on the way to a cottage for lunch and man do I like this place. Nice patio out front with plenty of seating, inside has a decent amount of space, bunch of taps from DDC (including some special offerings, seasonals and casks) with a few guest taps too. Offer regular bottle selections to go along with some rarities depending on releases and they actually have food (compared to the downtown location) that isn’t cooked in a microwave/broiler that is quite tasty. Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood although if you are staying in Montreal proper probably not worth the drive if you can visit the central DDC location.
Quite a large place (especially compared to the brewpub in downtown Montreal). Service was ultra fast on a Sunday afternoon, no big surprise. Staff was super helpful, chatty, seemed very proud of their products and eager to let customers sample them for free. Good selection of food, ought to try the smoked ribs, next time. Only real downside: why does it have to be so far from Montreal?
Terrasse visitée par un chaud vendredi soir... C’est un drôle d’endroit: on dirait un batiment de vente de piscine où une terrasse aurait été aménagée à l’avant. Mais l’ambiance était relaxe et les beaux verres colorés scintillaient au soleil. La nourriture était surprenament bonne: des produits frais, bien apprêtés, où tout est gardé tout simple. Une note marginale pour le service cependant: La bière qui y est servie est - on le sait tous - exceptionnelle. La nourriture est meilleure que dans n’importe quelle "brasserie" que j’ai visitée. Pourtant, le service est incertain et peu enthousiaste à offrir ces bons produits. Dommage.
More than a tap room, this is a full fledged pub, with a large sitting area, a nice pizza and sandwich menu, the main DDC brews on tap, some rareties, easy parking and friendly service. Wifi. Worth the detour!
TROP MÉCONNUE, la Microbrasserie Dieu Du Ciel, à ne pas mélanger avec le Dieu du Ciel de Montréal, est en premier lieu l’endroit de production et distribution des bières du Dieu du Ciel. Vous pourrez peut-être y rencontrer Luc Boivin qui s’occupe avec brio de cet aspect de l’entreprise. L’ambiance, bien qu’assez calme, y est meilleure qu’à son prendant de Montréal. À découvrir... si vous avez une voiture et envie de changer de l’ambiance de Montréal...
Visited on the Saturday evening of the second anniversary, so this was certainly not representative, but the place was packed and lively. The selection was obviously stunning with 2 of their oak-aged specialties available for take-out at very reasonable prices. All in all, we had a great time and chat with the owners despite the busy state of affairs. While I certainly don’t prefer the atmosphere, patrons and feel of the Montreal location, it makes a very worthy stop when going up or coming back from the Laurentians.
Visited on a Saturday afternoon, very quiet, there were a dozen people at the most. The pub is sparcely but well decorated. The most annoying part of our stay was the service, very slow and not very knowledgeable, the two waitresses were much more interested in talking to each other than waiting on customers. The only service points I give are because the way the beer is served, in clean, appropriate glassware. We had some food and everything was fine, the prices are very reasonable and of course the quality is there.
Établissement visité le dimanche 27 septembre vers 14h. Ambiance: Grand local avec vue sur la brasserie. Musique en sourdine. Service: Très bon avec connaissance parfaite des bières au menu. Sélection: 11 fûts maisons, la majorité étant les produits embouteillés ainsi qu’un cidre en fût. Nourriture: Sandwich poire-cumin-emmental servi avec des chips. (136e rating d’établissement)
Ugly place from the outside, the interior is better. The service the day is want was really slow we were 10 no more. The beer selection was the same than the one offered in bottle. I would like to have seen unregular beer just like at the Montreal location. You can see the brewery from the tasting room. The food selection is small but good. Way more relaxing then the original pub.