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best in-store beer selections?

montrealwaitress Dec 11, 2009 08:44 AM

I'm in search of great beers to drink at home. I've been making my way through the selection at the Fromagerie Atwater, but am wondering if anybody else in town has a selection of micro-breweries like they do. I'd be up for places with a similar stock, but different hours or locale?

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    Siumaieater Nov 1, 2013 08:42 AM

    This is the place you want to visit: http://www.lebierologue.com/

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      Jaetee Oct 31, 2013 06:43 AM

      Anyone know if there's anywhere we can get the Dogfish Head Pumpkin ale?

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      1. re: Jaetee
        finefoodie55 Oct 31, 2013 11:17 AM

        Plattsburg NY

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        Maximilien Oct 30, 2013 06:06 AM

        Don't know if this is new (couple of months) or not, but I stumble upon :

        La Maison Des Bières (4485 rue de Lanaudière).

        I only walked in front of it and did not enter to look at what they are offering.

        1. lambretta76 Oct 17, 2013 07:01 PM

          Is Super Marché Rahman still the place to go, or is there a new game in town?

          I'll be looking for a dep, SAQ, etc. with a decent selection at room temperature (so I can take back to the States without skunking), preferably with options for multi-packs and single bottles (so I can try more), and good prices (I remember Rahman being quite spendy).

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          1. re: lambretta76
            SnackHappy Oct 17, 2013 07:45 PM

            Peluso and Delire du Terroir are probably your best bets. They both have people who can help you pick out your beers. The SAQ is pretty bad for local beer although they do have some beers which can only be found there.

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            Shattered Nov 27, 2011 10:07 AM

            Épicerie Unique - Le Dépôt de la Bière
            4109 St-Laurent

            Hundreds of Quebec microbrews, almost all available to buy in individual bottles.

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              foodinspace Feb 3, 2011 04:50 AM

              The blog "Midnight Poutine" compares two deps on their selection:


              1. Peaches to Poutine Feb 3, 2011 04:15 AM

                It's a pity that people don't venture into the Townships around here because I'd say that Sherbrooke has a dep that bests pretty much any one of these I've been in Montreal. Vente du Nord is ridiculously chockablock with Quebec beers, a lot of which I'd never had the pleasure of having until now. It's a little pricey, true, but totally worth it to make my own mix'n'match case!

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                  brilliam Feb 2, 2011 05:32 PM

                  I think this place is brand new, and, sadly, I don't remember the name, but there's a dep on St. Laurent between Rachel and Duluth (right near the Cafe Pi, can't remember what it replaced -- maybe that closed bronzage place...?) that sells Dieu du Ciel, Simple Malt sampler packs (drinking their bizarrely strong altbier right now), several other QC micros I'm not familiar with. The opposite end of the spectrum is represented as well, as there were some big orange "$5.99" stickers on six-packs of PBR. Seems like they've got a standardly-sized cigarette rack, and random junky dep foods like dry pasta and oreos. Anyone remember the name of this place? It was a longer name, had "unique" in the title I think. Might pop by again tomorrow to take a picture. The facade looked really cleaned up, if not new, and the winows are all new and tall like an Apple Store or something. You can't miss it.

                  Cafe Pi
                  4127 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W1Y7, CA

                  1. hala Apr 20, 2010 07:24 AM

                    If you live in the area, the metro on de l'eglise 1 block north of wellington carries a nice selection of beer.

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                      mangeonsca Apr 20, 2010 09:13 AM

                      There the Depaneur Peluso, 2500 Rachel est ( Iberville) in Montréal....every microbrasseries beers are there: Dieu du ciel, les brasseurs de montreal,la barberie...there's even someone to give you tips....very nice place!

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                        boynamedsous Apr 20, 2010 09:24 AM

                        I agree with Depaneur Peluso. An incredible selection and often have some on sale. Really doesn't look like much from the outside but I'd say 75% of the store is beer!

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                      pinkatronica Dec 11, 2009 01:25 PM

                      I often make a trip to these two places for Quebec micro-brews:

                      Le marché des saveurs (http://www.lemarchedessaveurs.com/fr/
                      )in the Jean-Talon Market
                      Les délires du terroir (http://www.lesdeliresduterroir.com/
                      )at 6406 St-Hubert

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                      1. re: pinkatronica
                        lambretta76 Apr 19, 2010 06:39 PM

                        I'm going to be in Montreal this weekend and would love to pick up some local micros, particularly those from Dieu du Ciel. I seem to remember the prices at the Marche des Saveurs in JTM to be rather expensive. Is there any good place for picking up six packs of their beers at reasonable prices? (Same goes for other Quebec beers, like St. Ambroise and the such.)

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                          vanierstudent Apr 20, 2010 04:15 AM

                          Super Marché Rahman,151 Laurier Avenue Ouest, is a few block from DDC, and got a good Quebec micro selection.

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                            lagatta Oct 17, 2013 07:35 PM

                            That is the Mile End "Paradis de la bière". There is another "Paradis de la bière dep in Petite-Patrie, on Beaubien near de Lanaudière. Le Paradis de la Bière | 1349, Beaubien E. | 514.272.3632 The owner is very nice. http://www.nightlife.ca/sorties/les-m...

                            Dépanneur Peluso is ver oddly located, in a sullen stretch at the very end of the Plateau... I'll definitely go there for a look, before winter sets in.

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                        MartinSLR Dec 11, 2009 09:36 AM

                        Le Paradis de la Bière
                        151 Laurier ouest, Montréal

                        Depan Express
                        1570 Rue Fleury Est, Montreal, QC H2C,

                        Metro Joannette
                        349 rue de l'Eglise Verdun

                        Dépanneur Le Grand Duc
                        1330, Maple
                        Longueuil, Qc
                        J4J 4N9

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                          WestIslandian Feb 4, 2011 06:31 PM

                          I second the Paradis de la Biere ! I went there recently for the first time and was amazed by all the Quebecois beer they offered. They even carried my favourite mico brewery Les Trois Mousquetaires!

                        2. carswell Dec 11, 2009 08:48 AM

                          See the following thread and the threads linked to therein.

                          Which store has the best beer selection in Mtl?

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                            montrealwaitress Dec 11, 2009 11:12 AM

                            Thanks carswell, did a quick search for that thread and couldn't find it...

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