Chronicles of a novice beer enthusiast.
My family and I first visited Au Pied de Cochon thanks to Anthony Bourdain. It’s tucked away on a little street in Montreal called Duluth. The place is known for their foie gras and pork head & feet, but everything they make is delicious. We had Duck in a Can… and it was divine.
But enough about the food… this is a beer blog! Au Pied de Cochon also has it’s own brew as well. And that is what I’m here to review.
I found their house brew to be a little bland - an ale brewed in a light Belgian style, the beer sharing the name of the restaurant was light on carbonation, alcohol and (in my opinion) flavor. However, since the food was so rich, a heavy beer may not have been appropriate.
Instead of the house brew, I decided to try the Griffon Rousse (Red). Again, a gently flavored red ale, this beer was served warm and left a little to be desired. It took me through the entire first course to finish it, and I didn’t order another. But, as I mentioned before, this could have been a poor pairing for the heavy food I was eating. A heavy beer with heavy food was a little too much for me.
I recommend the restaurant HIGHLY, but when you go, I’d suggest choosing something from their very extensive wine list instead. :)
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