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Great Scott, Montreal Brewpub First in Canada With Flux Capacitor Beer System

Beer lovers, prepare to geek out.

Brasserie Harricana's new toy
Brasserie Harricana's new toy
Brasserie Harricana

The mechanism Wired called an "ingenious tap system [that] serves the perfect beer every time" is about to debut in Montreal at Brasserie Harricana. Inventor Gabe Gordon of Los Angeles's Beachwood BBQ, winner of the best brewpub in the U.S. in 2014, will be on hand at the Mile-Ex—Parc-Ex restaurant tomorrow at 4 p.m. to inaugurate his patented Flux Capacitor. The system is famously used at Tørst, the Brooklyn beer bar run by Michelin-star Nova Scotia chef Daniel Burns. Details described it as "a finely tuned mission-control system that makes it possible to rotate a wide range of beers, from the lightest pilsner to the darkest stout, by controlling the carbonation and temperature of each tap, meaning that a pilsner best served at 38 degrees with a gas blend of 60/40 (carbon dioxide to nitrogen) can be poured at the same bar as a darker beer that tastes its best at 54 degrees with a 90/10 gas blend."

Brasserie Harricana was granted exclusivity in Quebec from Gordon and is the first in Canada to employ the system. Want to see the Flux Capacitor in action? Make your way to Harricana on Tuesday, May 5 at 4 p.m.

Brasserie Harricana

95 Rue Jean-Talon Ouest, Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension, QC H2R 2W8 (514) 303-3039 Visit Website

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