Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Specialty Beer Shops: Veux-Tu Une Bière

While it was still cold outside (though, not much has changed...) Adri and I took to the not-so-mean streets of Villeray to visit Veux-Tu Une Bière, neighbourhood beer shop, fish shop, nut shop, coffee shop, you name it they sell it. It had been a couple years since the last time I walked in, but it was just as small as I remembered it. The space is separated by a shelving unit, with refrigerators stocked with beer on either side of the unit. The shelves themselves display a multitude of fun products, though mostly too expensive or too niche, e.g. the pickled goods jars. Pickled goods are not even the half of it, they also sell fresh fish every Friday, interesting cheeses, an assortment of nuts (beer and nuts, nuts and beer), Le Bruloir coffee, and your everyday beer-lovers fare: chips and salsa. Oh, and lest we forget to mention the fresh chocolatines and croissants for sale at the cash register. But all that is less important than the beer - well, if you are me that is.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Brewpub Series: Benelux (Verdun)

The weekend of Montreal's unforgivably cold St-Patrick's day weekend we spent our Saturday afternoon in the warm comforts of Benelux. We took the drive to Verdun's Wellington Street to finally check out Benelux's second location.