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Paris: The City of Light…Beers, That Is

La Fine Mousse

While France is famous for its champagne and wine regions, Paris is discovering a newfound love for beer. Craft beer bars are surfacing like foam and offer dozens of microbrew options from across the globe.

La Fine Mousse, which opened in Ménilmontant, literally translates to The Fine Head. Bright white paint and tons of natural light mean there’s no shame in ordering before 5 o’clock at this bar. Choose from one of twenty rotating brews from the chrome taps or scope through 150 bottled beers on their menu. Too many options? A full beer list on their website uses filters such as bitterness, color, and alcohol range to help you find the perfect pour before you arrive. 

If you want to get schooled on brew, visit Brasserie La Goutte d’Or brewery. The manufacturer aims to capture the “flavors of the neighborhood” and currently offers a spicy red, amber ale, and blonde malt beer. Check out this hopping locale Wednesday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for public tastings and home brewing classes.

For beer enthusiasts who prefer at-home sipping, People Drug Store is an expansive shop offering 500 different brews. Everything from Delrium Tremens to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has a spot at People Drug Store. Even better than the selection is the price: three euros per bottle and six for large bottles.

Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.

Photo by Alexandre Martin

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