Right in time for winter, a new microbrewery in Rosemont opens this weekend, brewing entirely dark beers.
Beauregard Brasserie will fling open its doors on Saturday with at least four beers barrelled up and ready to taste.
While Beauregard has a clearly-defined style it wants to brew, that doesn’t mean the options are narrow — obviously, stouts and porters are front and centre here, but Beauregard is playing around with flavours instead of staying close to classics, using the robustness of stouts as a vehicle for experimentation. Case in point: a peanut milk stout is one of the beers the brewery will debut (and it’s 7.5 percent alcohol to boot).
Beyond that, there’s a more classic dry stout, lighter on bitterness and alcohol content, and a Baltic Porter. Back on the more playful side, it’s rounded out with a full-bodied choco-hazelnut imperial stout. For its opening, only the dry stout and porter will be available, with the others still in the works.
Beauregard has nabbed itself an industrial spot on Dandurand, near Iberville, and is throwing its grand opening Saturday afternoon, with take-home beers for sale — however, it’s not a bar, so only tastings are on offer.
It’s been a solid year for Montreal’s microbrew scene: Beauregard is at least the fourth to set up shop, following 4 Origines in Pointe-St-Charles, La Dispensaire de Bière on the Plateau, and À La Fut, an import from St-Tite, also in Rosemont. And there’s more to come: East End brewers Avant-Garde are planning a public taproom for this winter, as well.
STATUS — Beauregard Brasserie opens at 2255a Dandurand Street on Saturday, November 22 from 1 to 6 p.m. Regular hours are the same times, every Saturday.
- Beauregard Brasserie [Facebook]