Sandwiched between the Sorbonne and Ecole Normal Supérieure on rue Pot-de-Fer, is Brewberry, or rather Brewberries, because they come as a pair. On one side, is 300 different types of bottled beer for buying and tasting and on the other, around twenty beers on draft.
We can’t help but gasp at the prices in this sparsely decorated cellar. The 250ml measures are the average price of a half, the halves are the average price of a pint and the pints…well, you get the idea. For example, an Outta Kilter (from an artisanal brewery in Ohio), costs €29.60. Per pint. But you come here to sample beer, not sink litres of the stuff. Our pint of liquid gold (a Szech ‘n Brett – €10.30 for a half) is deliciously acid-noted goes nicely with a mixed platter (€17), including a rather lovely Guinness cheddar.
We leave Brewberry with a painfully slender wallet, but knowledge is priceless. Right?
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE