August 4, 2003
I tried a stout which was very much like Guinness (but better) and served at the proper temperature. Also available when I was there were three different pale ales that I didn’t try. One of the most refreshing beers I have ever tasted is named Fumisterie: Sousse de Chanvre. Equally tasty was a beer named Blanch du Paradis, a cloudy yellow concoction. If I was a larger person I would have drank a lot more. It just so happened that the festival of beer was the prior weekend (this is where we found out about this brewery) and their stout L’Aprodisiaque won the Prix Meilleure. It is a stout with flavors of chocolate and vanilla. It is very rich. Prices before 7 pm are $1 off. Selections change daily, so if you see something you want to try don’t wait to come back. It might not be offered next time.
This brasserie is not just for beer. They have sandwiches ($7), potato chips ($2), pretzels ($3) and an assortment of five quebec cheeses served with French bread, olives and walnuts ($8). We tried the cheese sampler and it was excellent.
If you have a chance when you are in Montreal give this place a try. Also the story of how the brewmaster ended up opening this brasserie is told on their website:
From journal Montreal inJune