I finally got official confirmation that I will be going to Montreal, QBC for the Siebel Brewing Microbiology Short Course in April. I knew they wanted to send me, so I've done some pre-reasearch but I didn't know yet if I was actually getting to go or not, but now I am.
Looking around on google maps it looks like there are a ton of little microbreweries. I'll be staying on the SW side of town (Google calls it The Triangle), near the airport. There's a subway station a couple blocks from my hotel so I'll be using mass transit, but I won't have a car (which is fine by me).
I was hoping to make it out to Unibroue in Chambly which isn't as far as I thought (about an hour with train/bus combo) but of course they are closed Saturday and Sunday, which will be my two days off between the weeks of the class. The only other thing in town that I've had their beer before is Dieu De Ciel. Anything else I shouldn't miss? Especially if it's in the main downtown area or convenient to the subway.
I'll be in town for two weeks, classes will run most of the day (9-5ish) and I'll have evenings and the middle weekend to explore.