MONTREAL WAS MY first big city love. My first and only. A place with a subway system and skyscrapers and things that normally make me uncomfortable. But Montreal felt familiar, like I had been there before. The beer helped.
I talked to a few Montreal enthusiasts before my trip, and one beer expert told me that I had to swing by the Dieu du Ciel! brewpub. According to him, it’s the best brewpub in Canada. I don’t know much about brewpubs, but I do enjoy my brew. So after visiting the Tam Tams at Mont Royal and still nursing a wicked hangover from the night before, my friend Cailin and I dropped by to check it out. Hair of the dog…it works.