Loup Rouge

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Brewery, Bar, Eatery

44 Rue du Prince
Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, J3P 4J5

(450) 551-0660 | map

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 3
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I was homebrewing at my buddies' house, we were wrapping things up, cleaning out the kettle when the phone rang. It was my fiancé, telling me that for reasons too long to explain here, she was going to Sorel for the evening and asked if I wanted to tag along (i.e. drive her there). It was her birthday this weekend, and she gracefully gave me the day to brew, so it's kind of hard for me to turn her down. And I was finally going to check out Loup Rouge!

Sorel is about an hour drive from Montreal, and is Québec's equivalent to Pittsburg. Lots of old steelworks and other massive factories. The downtown core consists of a park surrounded by quaint little shops, in which Loup Rouge is conveniently found.

As you first walk in, the sheer hugeness of the place is what strikes you at first. From the inside, the large front doors reminded me of the big German Beer halls. As you walk in, to the left if the bar, to the right the stage, where a storyteller was spinning his tall tales to the crowd, which consisted of a good mix of young and old. After saying hi to Miguel, the head brewer who was by the door, we quietly slipped towards the back, near the pool table and the brewery.

Interesting decor, the walls and ceilings had very large murals depicting historic scenes of Québec's revolutionnary past. Local artists were also on display. Church pews and a large communial table gives the place a very town hall/meeting place feel. After a while I noticed more of the fine details, the few interesting touches that gave good retro vibes. Even the games available to play were vintage. An old version of Risk, Masterpiece and a Colombo board game (who knew!).

We quickly got served by a friendly waitress, 7 house brews were available along with a few good guest taps from the likes of Hopfenstark, Trou du Diable, A la Fut and Dieu du Ciel. I focused on the house Beers, my pint of Pale Ale was creamy and well balanced, the wit was refreshing and super clean and I finished off with a McKrokenFlower, one of Miguel's signature brews that I've had in a few different versions, from some of his original homebrewed batches to one offs he's done at various breweries and pubs. This one was just as enjoyable as the rest, really complex. So all good quality wise.

We ordered a bit of food, my bagel with lox was nice, they also have nachos and other simple pub fare. They also have local products, like Kiri Cola and other oddball regional stuff.

So yet again, another small town on the outskirts of Montreal has it's own brewpub, and a very good quality one at that.

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Loup Rouge in Sorel-Tracy, QC, Canada
Brewery rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 54 ratings