Labrosse Brewery: Montreal’s West Island welcomes first craft brewery

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WATCH ABOVE: Beer lovers, rejoice! Labrosse Brewery has just opened in Pointe-Claire, the first microbrewery of its kind in the West Island. Global's Billy Shields reports – Feb 20, 2017

Labrosse Brewery is the first craft brewery in Montreal’s West Island, opening for business last Super Bowl Sunday to serve up bitters and IPAs to thirsty residents.

The brewery is almost three years in the making, the lifelong dream of a software engineer who wanted a career change.

“I don’t know if you would call it a mid-life crisis,” said Troy Olynyk, co-founder of Brasserie Labrosse.

“I was playing golf one day and decided I’d make a change.”

The brewery plans on offering up roughly half a dozen varieties of beer.

It currently offers two types and is working on another.

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The Pointe-Claire brewery is named for the street it’s on, 133 Labrosse Avenue, in the middle of an industrial area.

“When we set out to start this brewery, we wanted to make great beer for our friends and our community,” the brewery states on it website.

Olynyk said the bar plans to serve the local community of workers and is targeting area restaurants for its wares.