The huge craft brewery we first wrote about months back is now open on the border of Parc-Ex, Mile-Ex, Little Italy and Villeray.
A projected launch date in October came and went for Brasserie Harricana but the 6,000 square-foot craft brewery and restaurant is finally a go.
ICYMI, Brasserie Harricana is an homage to a bygone tavern in Amos, Quebec, that fell victim to a massive inferno in 2013. Marie-Pier Veilleux, a principal in the reborn microbrewery, grew up in the original Brasserie Harricana in Abitibi, which her family founded in 1975 and operated for twelve years.
Master brewer Mathieu Garceau-Tremblay explains that the partners chose to open on Jean-Talon Ouest partly because they live in the area. The space will allow for considerable production on-site, courtesy Garceau-Tremblay, who will partner with a microbiologist in what he calls "a very scientific approach." Of Brasserie Harricana's 40 plus beer taps, ten will be house labels. The balance will come from the rest of the province, with taps for bourbons, digestive bitters and ciders as well.
The brewery will employ the cult-like Flux Capacitor system and will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. after the holidays. Veilleux's mother is on hand in the kitchen to churn out a menu of updated Québecois classics.
Here's some choice equipment being loaded into the space at 95 Jean-Talon Ouest this fall.