What I would expect from a beer fest is people having a good time sampling different beers. Getting buzzed from having a bit too much is one thing, however, if you want to get sh!tfaced, why not save some money and just go to Peel Pub?
I hear you and of course it would be the ideal way for a beer fest to be going, but it involves beers so it's nearly impossible.
And from my own experiences, there are not so many drunktards in there, it's mostly what you describe.
btw, what's the best place in Montreal to taste the best beers around? I tried "Bieres et Compagnie" on St-Denis but I am wondering if there is a better selection somewhere else.
Bières et Compagnie is great because they have a few international beers that you can't find anywhere else. Like my favorite : the Tripel Karmeliet (from Belgium). But they are also very expensive.
The best place I know to buy beers is the little store at the intersection of Frontenac/Iberville and Rachel. They have a HUGE selection, both local and international beers. They also do some "dégustation" (tasting?) a few days a week.
Does anyone know where I could buy some "Dieu du ciel" beers in quebec city?
At this point you can even find them at IGA (supermarket)!
Originally Posted by Bryan Danielson
I don't know if I will go to this one this year. I prefer the one in Chambly in early September.
Indeed. My favorite.
But the Chambly one really focus on Québec. About the only foreign stuff you'll spot is a lonely stand of Carlsberg and Boris. But I bet over half of every microbrewery in Quebec is represented, it's awesome.
On the other hand, if you want to discover what other countries can do, the Mondial is your best shot.
I might be going tomorrow afternoon... it's a toss up in my mind right now between going there or going to a group study... We all have a pretty good idea what should win! Although my budget is also kind of tight right now...
Definetly worth buying. I've also starting going with the 2oz option since last year. You'll get to try more and if you chat up the servers a bit they tend to pass the line by quite a bit. Hell even if you don't say anything they'll fill it up past the line. Although come to think of it alot of people will fill it to the brim on the 4oz which they shouldn't. Just ignore me. I tend to start scheming ways to get more beer apparently when I'm drunk.