So let me get this straight, Pie Braque Microbrasserie brewed my favourite style, a Grisette, with my favourite hop, Nelson Sauvin, to celebrate the 4th anniversary of one of my favourite beer stores, La BIère à Boire? What choice did I have but to grab one?! 🤔 😍🍻
If you’re on the South Shore, or rather, in Montreal and don’t know about La Bière à Boire, that needs to change. Located in Saint-Constant, they have an excellent selection of beers from across the province, assiduously curated by Felix. I’m not exaggerating when I say it has one of the widest selections in town, all organized by regions, which I absolutely love. Go check it out! Bonne fête! 🥳 🎈
And now, for the beer. As you might expect, it’s bursting with Nelson Sauvin from the get-go. Those distinct fruity aromas of passionfruit and gooseberry kick things off, lightly accented by vinous white grape that brings a little zing. It’s a delightful bouquet that follows through to the palate nicely, carried by a light, dry base beer.
As a Grisette aficionado, though, my minor criticism is there isn’t all that much of a distinct “Grisette” character besides the crisp dryness in the finish. That being said, I absolutely love the showcase of my favorite hop, which is what this beer is really all about, so I’ll let it slide. 🍇 😋 🍺
Originally from England, Mike Davis came to Quebec ten years ago to study history. During this time he fell in love with the microbreweries of Quebec, which reminded him of English pubs. Now, he holds a Ph.D in History from McGill University, but works in the beer world as the Brand Ambassador for Microbrasserie 4 Origines.