Until just yesterday, all that Paris had going for it was…the Eiffel Tower…the Arc de Triomphe…the Champs-Elysées…the Luxembourg Garden…Napoleon’s Tomb… Not much to shout about. But then a new day dawned and now the City of Light has a whole new reason for going there…the Brewberry Bar!
Yes, folks. You don’t have to be a craft beer lover to make tracks to the Brewberry Bar when you get to Paris, but it helps! Imagine a congenial drinking spot located on a narrow, picturesque 16th century street in the Latin Quarter. Imagine a place where the bilingual wait staff is friendly and, more importantly, where twenty-four (count ’em) craft beers are served on tap!
Craft beers with names such as “Bible Belt” (13% alcohol – Hallelujah!), “Wooden Leg” (8%), “Stalin’s Organ” (probably named after the famous rocket launcher, not the organ that immediately comes to mind – 6%), and “Molotov Cocktail” (an explosive 13%).
I bellied up to the bar and Cécile, the owner (whom I blogged about back in March 2012), poured me a Flying Dog K-9 Amber Pale (7.4%). It had a thick, frothy head that maintained its stature to the very end. None of this wispy foam that disappears before you take your very first sip! A slightly-sweet honey-like flavor greeted my palate, followed by a slightly-bitter aftertaste. Nice!
Cécile told me that Brewberry Bar will be open six days a week: Tuesday to Thursday from noon to 1:00 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 2:00 a.m. As well as beer on tap and a selection of spirits, she serves snacks, salads, main courses, cheeses, and desserts.
Brewberry Bar…a whole new reason for making that next vacation a trip to Paris!
11, rue du Pot de Fer