Craft beers have been becoming more and more popular in Paris over the last decade, especially in the ‘hipstern’ (contraction of Eastern and hipster) districts like Oberkampf or Belleville… La Fine Mousse was one of the first bars where I had the chance to enjoy the variety of beer styles and tastes.
But the more conservative West of Paris also boasts addresses for beer lovers. I’d recommend especially the brewery ‘Les Georges Brassin’, which was opened at the end of 2020 by a group of friends whose three passions are to produce (and drink) beer and to rewrite the words of famous French ‘chansons’.
The name of their brewery (where you can buy bottled beers, 75 cl or 33 cl) is actually a pun based on the name of the famous worldwide moustached singer Georges Brassens (also mentioned here) and the French word ‘brassin’, which means a tank where you actually brew beer. All their creations also have funny names based on puns and with a funny label… For example, their IPA beer brewed with ‘citra’ (type of hop) is called ‘Break Citra’ and was (unofficially) sponsored by the Queen of England herself!
I must confess that most puns are accessible only to French speakers, but there’s a bitter… sorry a better reason to taste their beers: they’re really good! And not really expensive if you consider the average prices in that area of Paris.