Dupont Brewery | Saison Dupont | Belgium
I had a very busy, very good weekend. First up, a long-awaited dinner with Tom Newman, Director of The Celt Experience beer and his Ontario agent, Paul Flint of Rubaiyat Wine and Spirit Merchants. You recall we did a few things together a few months ago - Tom, via Paul, sent over bottles of his entire lineup, with a focus on finding a good place on the dinner table for each beer.Tom was in Ontario for a visit, and we arranged to meet at Beer Bistro (or rather, beerbistro). Good atmosphere inside, live band and all - that typically obnoxious King St. crowd, but the beer list here is one of the best I've ever seen. I like the selection a lot, much more so than Biermarkt's, where you sometimes get the sense that they just put anything Belgian on the list and think they can get away with a 300% markup. You go through the beer list at beerbistro, and what is immediately clear is that a lot of thought has been put into categorizing and describing each beer. Where else can you see a menu that lists beers by mood?!