Once seen as a drink made more to guzzle than to enjoy, beer is quickly shedding that reputation, thanks in no small part to the recent boom in microbreweries. The folks at Les Brasseurs du Temps pride themselves on using only high quality ingredients in the handcrafted beers that they brew on site. The same philosophy extends to the food they serve — fresh, often local ingredients are used to create flavourful dishes like bison tartare, specialty poutines, or the Old Hull veggie sandwich (with goat cheese from nearby Les Folies Bergères). The building also houses a museum, where visitors can explore the history of brewing in the Ottawa region.
170 Montcalm St., Gatineau, 819-205-4999, www.brasseursdutemps.com