Moût International Inc.

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Moût International Inc.Moût International Inc.

Type: Homebrew

8191 Boul Métropolitain E
Anjou, Quebec, H1J 1X6

(514) 354-6281 | map

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Added by Goldorak on 10-27-2006

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4.52/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of djoucy
4.3/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

It's far but it's worth the trip. They supply breweries in the region and also have a front desk for homebrewers that want smaller quantities.

Good selection of malts and yeast. Only down side is they don't really hold "new" hops. You'll find your classics though.

When you get there though, you have to know what you want. It's not really a shop where you can browse around. It's a counter where you come with your list and they go get it for you in the back.

If you have their product list, you can put your order through their website and just pick it up when you pass by.

Price are quite good, especially when you buy larger quantities.

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Photo of Goldorak
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

First off, this place is a bitch to get to. It’s way out in the eastern part of the island, far from any other Beer-related attractions, or any other attraction for that matter, so you can’t tell yourself “I can stop here on my way to X”. It’s on the west-bound service road of the Met (highway 40), so traffic to and from here is crappy regardless of time of day. Speaking of which, this place closes at 4h30 on weekdays and is only open Saturday mornings in the fall and winter, so going there in the summer requires taking a half-day off from work. And since it’s right there on the service road in one of those industrial condo type of buildings, parking is street only, so if you’re lucky, you can get a spot in front and not get slammed in the rear by a car coming behind you at 120kph.

The store really doesn’t look like much, no actual décor, a beat up wooden door, battleship gray carpet, off-white paintjob, a counter with an 80’s model computer and the catalogue all ripped, torn and smudged out, a few shelves with some basic equipment and gadgets that seem to have been there since the Trudeau/Carter administration. It looks like any other small-scale trade shop, you could switch homebrew supplies with hydraulic parts or plumbing equipment and you wouldn’t have to change a thing.

That being said, I still go there as often as I can. Why? Because they have it, and cheap to boot. It referring to anything you need for all-grain homebrewing. Hops galore, at least a dozen types in pellet, plugs or whole leaf, a smorgasbord of malts available from large burlap sacks to 100g vacuum-sealed baggies, and just about all the liquid yeast types available at the moment, and all fresh. They supply just about every homebrew store in the province, so why not eliminate the middleman and shop here directly? Prices are much cheaper than everywhere else I’ve been.

This is a very mom and pop kind of operation (like most homebrew stores it seems), Dad handling the customers, his wife doing the paperwork and his son in warehouse who fetches your order and helps you bring it to your car. All three are very friendly, but it’s not like the other places. Their clientele seems to be mainly advanced homebrewers and pros, and they treat they you as such, providing you with a copy of the technical sheet for each bag of grain you buy, info on %AA for hops, etc. but don’t expect on getting a free crash course in brewing here. And that’s great, the more “boutique” shops are better suited to spend some time with you and answer all your questions, and I still go to those often for last minute buys because they’re closer to my home and the hours are better. But there’s a downside to that too, seems every time I go to the other stores there’s inevitably a lineup of newbies who want the whole process explained to them in detail, only to leave the store an hour later with nothing because they’re not sure of themselves or are disillusioned or whatever, and all I wanted was a damn bag of caps and 2oz of Fuggles. End rant.

Moût Inter is a no-frills, cash-and-carry kind of establishment that I would recommend to any all-grain brewer in the area.

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Moût International Inc. in Anjou, QC, Canada
4.48 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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