Wine is no longer king of the cellar, even in France, where you half expect the population’s veins to run with premier cru. The global trend for craft beers has inspired several Parisian beer boutiques in Paris, introducing many an amateur to the pleasure of eclectic bottles and offbeat breweries. The range of possibilities is instructive: Trappist beer, Belgian abbey beer, lager, high or low fermentation, hoppy and bitter or fruity and sweet. And since 2007, Bières Cultes (Cult Beers) has been developing a particularly fine menu of flavours from an impressive range of source breweries.
The comparison with a wine cellar isn’t entirely spurious: make sure to discuss flavours and brands with the competent and friendly staff. And as well as an impressive stock of specialist, rare and imported beers, Bières Cultes keeps a few 33 and 75cl bottles chilled for the impatient, plus other goodies guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s inner beer fetishist. More than recommended as an interesting and affordable spot to lay in supplies or to kick off an evening in memorable style.
Other branches available:
25 rue Legendre, 17th (5pm-8pm Mon, 11am-2.30pm and 4.30pm-8pm Tues-Weds, 11am-8pm Sat)
14 rue des Halles, 1st (5pm-8pm Mon, 1pm-8pm Tues-Weds, 12mid-8pm Sat)
|Venue name:||Bières Cultes|
40 rue Damrémont
|Opening hours:||Du lundi au vendredi de 16h30 à 20h, samedi de 11h à 13h30 et de 15h à 20h|
|Transport:||Métro : Lamarck - Caulaincourt|