Cécile Thomas, proprietor of Brewberry Bar, invited journalists and bloggers to her beer bar last night. I had the opportunity to taste three craft beers while listening to the funky music of James Brown over the sound system.
The slightly bitter taste of this blonde beer, brewed by Laugar Brewery near Bilbao, Spain, was offset with a note of honey. Alcohol content: 5.4%
Brewberry Beer N° 3
This is an American Strong Ale created especially for Brewberry Bar by a Danish company called To Øl. Brewed with two different hops, Mandarina and Mosiac, an aggressive flavor akin to bitter grapefruit or dark mountain honey comes through. Alcohol content: 9.8%.
Black is Beautiful
An oatmeal stout brewed by To Øl, Black is Beautiful did not taste as bitter as I initially thought it would — the flavor of blackstrap molasses predominated. Opaque and dark, it is truly a black beer. Alcohol content: 6.8%.
Burning Pig Burger
Cécile came by with a tray of Burning Pig burgers, a sandwich made from pulled pork and Burning Dog beer served on a hamburger bun. It’s barbeque flavor was a perfect accompaniment to the beers that I tasted that night.
Brewberry Bar serves twenty-four craft beers on tap. In my mind, this place should be the first stop for beer lovers who come to Paris. Leave the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre for another day! English is spoken here.
11, rue du Pot de Fer