Chelsea Pub beer drinkers rejoice: after less than a year of operation, the Gainsbourg Pub and microbrewery has its taps flowing with the release of its first in-house brew, ‘la toute première’.
Nicolas Cazelais and Manuela Teixeria, co-owners of Chelsea Pub and Biscotti and Cie, are sudsing it up in Gatineau. What many may remember as the former location for the nightclub Le Bop has been transformed into a lavish restaurant with a state-of-the-art brewing system.
Cazelais invited The Low Down to take a tour of the $500,000 microbrewery.
Glass windows surround the shiny, stainless steel machinery. Passersby are privy to the sight of the brew masters at work. “At this level and with our size [of microbrewery], we’re the only ones in Quebec with this kind of technology,” said Cazelais.
Using a complex steam system that is piped through the various vats and is connected to a user-friendly screen, Cazelais can craft specialized brews simply by being able to control the temperature.