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Dépanneur Peluso

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Dépanneur PelusoDépanneur Peluso
BA SCORE
98
world-class

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 6.89%
[ Store ]

2500 Rachel St E
Montréal, Quebec, H2H 1S1
Canada
phone: (514) 525-1203

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @depanneurpeluso

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(Place added by: papat444 on 06-29-2008)
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Photo of aaudette
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Saw this mentioned on Beerfly as the place for beer selection in Montreal and was not dissapointed. We were there for the Jazz Festival and the store was a short 10-15 minute drive from our hotel downtown, located on a easy to reach interstection. The store owner was great and was very interested in our questions about Canadian beer and what US beers might be available to him to sell.

The selection was outstanding and included more than I could choose in one stop. Certainly grabbed some DDC as well as other tasty options. Prices were on most bottles and containers and were consistent with prices we saw in Montreal. The store looks newly painted and the owner showed off his tasting room that is open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Will certainly include a stop here on susbsequent trips to Montreal to stock up on lots of fine beers.

aaudette, Jul 21, 2009
Photo of mfunk9786
5/5  rDev +11.1%

mfunk9786, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of eat
5/5  rDev +11.1%

This is the best beer store I've come across in Montreal. The last review mentioned that it's a bit ugly (which it did used to be) but they have recently renovated, adding a beautiful new back room. Hardwood flooring, freshly-painted, full of shelves lined with beer. They also bought a few more beer coolers and have a better cold selection than before.

Every time I've been there since they renovated there has been a "beer guy" hanging around to help with any questions. He has sampled a good number of the beers in stock there and has made some great recommendations. He told me the exact number of beers they stock, I think it was in the 340-360 range; definitely well over 300. The vast majority are Quebec brewed beers, stocking almost all Quebec bottles I've ever seen in stores (with the exception of Unibroue 17 for some reason). The import selection isn't very good as you tend to find with depanneurs.

I'm not sure which days this happens but they've started doing free tastings once or twice a week. Last time I was there I sampled Unibroue's Ephemere Cassis. They also clip an article from a local paper of a weekly beer review and always display the beer-of-the-week in the same place.

It's a little pricey but it's more than worth it to pay for the great selection and great sevice.

eat, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of madrivervt
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%

I never saw the word Peluso on the front of the building and drove right past the first time because it looked like just another inner city liquor store with bars on the windows.

Once I got inside, however, I was immediately pleased. The entire back room is dedicated to Quebec craft brews. I had no idea how much the craft brewing scene has improved up there before this visit. The beer guy spoke decent English and enthusiastically gave me a run-down of the Quebec offerings. He even told me NOT to buy one beer because, "It used to be good but this batch I don't like."

I liked the organization of beers by style. It's the first time I've seen it done that way, but it makes sense. It makes it much easier to find something that I'll like, especially since I don't know many of these brewers and my French is a bit shaky.

After picking out eleven different bottles of beer, I asked him to pick out one last bottle for me so I could say at the border, "I have twelve bottles of beer." He was a little hesitant to recommend ONE bottle, but I coaxed it out of him, "A l'abri de la tempete, Terre Ferme".

I'll definitely be stopping here again on my next visit!

madrivervt, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of johncoates
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%

I was so glad to find this place. It looked just like any depanneur until you get back to the back - follow the fridges and the selection just keep getting better and better.

Everything is broken up by style and it's easy to find anything. Or just ask for help. If you're lucky, Alain will be there (a beer's lover beer lover). He knows everything, knows all the brewers, and he might have something special for you in the back if you ask nicely (old vintages, new arrivals). This place is excellent for Quebec more standard craft and very special beers. They also have growlers and bottles from the most up and coming breweries. There are not many imports - but you don't need them with this Quebec selection.

Bottomline: If you are looking for Quebec beer, go here!

johncoates, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of CliffBrake
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%

This must be the beer Mecca of Quebec! The store is bright, well lit and clean. The selection in the coolers on the left of the store as you enter beats the total selection of most any other beer store. But then there is the display in the room out back, which is organized by general style, and must include most anything available from Quebec breweries in bottle.

The service is friendly, knowledgeable and bilingual. And if you are looking for something you don't see - ask. They may go downstairs and find it for you. My large order was carried to my car for me and delivered with a handshake and a smile. Incredible!

CliffBrake, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of Philby11111
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Philby11111, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of sdaly3
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

sdaly3, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of edugasmtl
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

edugasmtl, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of zachariaIPA
4.74/5  rDev +5.3%

Wow. If you're going to Montreal, this place is a must-visit. A very unassuming store with unparalleled selection..completely mind-melting. Kid-in-a-candystore type of stuff we're talking about here.

Hundreds of beers..all of your Quebec microbrewers and a large number of the province's top 50. Nice selection of glassware, as well. Everything is in French which makes things take a little longer when browsing but the staff are friendly and helpful.

I bought so much beer they ended up throwing in some posters and a Blanche du Chambly glass.

zachariaIPA, May 07, 2011
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Dépanneur Peluso in Montréal, QC, Canada
98 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.