There are about 20 microbreweries in Montréal, and this is our favorite. Tucked into a corner building on rue Laurier, this neighborhood artisanal brewpub offers an alternating selection of some dozen beers, including house brews and exotic imports. The place buzzes, even midweek. With good conversation and some friends to sample the array, what more do you need? If it’s guidance on where to begin, how about starting with the Première Communion (First Communion), a Scottish ale; moving on to the Rosée d’Hibiscus, which is less sweet than feared; and finishing with the Rigor Mortis ABT. Dieu du Ciel beers are also bottled and sold throughout the province.
- Leslie Brokaw, Erin Trahan, Matthew Barber