For one reason or another, I’m very hesitant to review anything that’s either a chain or a franchise unless it’s local. I feel like my time is best dedicated towards reviewing locally based restaurants. I have made a few minor exceptions in the past and I’m about to make one now with The 3 Brewers. Though, technically, there is only one place in the world called “The 3 Brewers” because all the other locations are all in Quebec and are known as “Les 3 Brasseurs.”
Much like the name says, The 3 Brewers centers around the creation and presentation of beer. The reason why they’re called a microbrewery is because, low and behold, they make their own beer there. You can even request to take a tour of the place and see all their lovely beer vats.
However, I’m not here for the beer (for the most part), I’m here for the food! T3B has your standard pub fare. Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads, and even sauerkraut. But given that this is a micro-brewery, it’s their beer selection that really shines -they have an interesting menu full of different types of beers (white, blonde, amber, brown, and the special brew) and a colourful assortment of different beer cocktails. We ended up going with the beer cocktails: a monaco and a titi du quartier. The monaco is a mix of blonde beer, sprite, and grenadine while the titi has creme de cassis instead of grenadine. Both were decent but I personally preferred the titi du quartier since I’ve come to realize that I don’t like grenadine that much.
For food we ordered the Royal Sauerkraut and a Pulled-Pork Sandwich. In an astounding 8 minutes after placing our order with the waitress, one of the kitchen staff had our food promptly in front of our faces! A wise foodie friend once told me that food which is served directly by the kitchen staff is good service since you know your food isn’t waiting under a hot lamp for the waitress to eventually pick it up.
The Royal Sauerkraut was amazing. It had a combination of sausage, grilled ham, and a pork shank. The sausage was really thick and incredibly flavourful, the grilled ham was really juicy and nice, and the pork shank was exceptionally well made, nice and tender. There was also enough sauerkraut on the plate to feed you for a week.
The pulled pork sandwich was full of flavour and sauce. The pork literally just melted in your mouth! The topping of onions and swiss cheese were the cherry on top. The bun that it was in was nicely baked and quite crispy. This is probably one of the best pulled pork sandwiches I have had.
As long as you don’t mind waiting up to an hour for your table and congregating with the mass of toursits to be seated, then I would highly recommend that you go check out T3B. The place has great food, prompt and friendly service and, above all else, excellent beer. Given the amount of negativity that a lot of my fellow locals and “whiners” seem to give this place, I’d like to add that when I went the place wasn’t that packed (it was a cold and rainy Monday evening). We didn’t have to wait for a table and our service was prompt. I can see having a different experience if the place is packed to the brim and the food is being rushed out even faster. But 8 minutes from order to fork on a slow day is still pretty amazing.