What should I drink? A Leviathan Barleywine with cognac and amber notes.
After stopping off in Brussels and Tokyo, the most exciting brewing concept of the last five years has landed in Paris. Crowdfunded by 2,500 supportive drinkers, this chic taproom is all distressed stone and exposed metal pipes around a custom-designed Bram Spruit bar. A well-versed “beerista” works the bar, serving a mixture of tourists, local residents and beer nerds. Choose from 47 seats inside and 27 more on the smoking veranda. The dream!
Among the dozen beers on draught, there are six regulars including the Grosse Bertha or Babylon, which is brewed from fermented bread. Six are on rotation and the €15 tasting offer allows you to try four of them. Look out for the Leviathan Barleywine, which is brewed in cognac barrels and resembles an amber beer. Pints are around €9 which is logical given the quality offered.