This brewery has been making some of Paris’ best beer since it opened in 2014. In 2016, the brewery moved from trendy Montreuil to a larger space in Bonneuil-sur-Marne. It is no longer open to the public, but the beers are available in supermarkets, épiceries, and at many quality restaurants and bars in the city.
In Other Words
Wine Terroirs (2015) “This is indeed a very gentle and civilized I.P.A. and for a change I like that (many of the ones I got in the U.S. were in my taste quite excessive in aroma and power) and could finish my glass easily, I give strong recommendations for this I.P.A.”
Porch Drinking (2014) “Of their 5-beer line up, the Monk brown ale is my favorite. It’s dark and, in the brewer’s own words, “jazzy.” It’s smooth from the addition of oats, and not too bitter. Notes of chocolate, licorice and caramel ring out on a malty background that tapers to a gently bitter finish. Deck & Donohue like to do simple beers that put a unique spin on a traditional base. Hops seem to be “the thing” in French beers at the moment, so it was nice to find something that’s a little more subtle, but still flavorful.”
De Quelle Planète Es-Tu (2014) “As a hoppy beer fan and an IPA fanatic, their Indigo IPA did just the trick for me.”