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I had the pleasure of meeting Lou for the first time at this snazzy little joint, right in front of the Gare de Lyon. It’s a bar that looks like any other, a brasserie, filled with beer lovers, hungry people or people waiting for someone special at the train station. However, L’Express de Lyon isn’t just like every other brasserie… they’ve got heaps of delicious beer on tap.

We gave many a try, going from light to dark, and I just wanted to try them all. Alas, we were reasonable! As for the beers on draft, there are some that are more and more common to find in France, like Rogue, was on the list at L’Express amongst various other European beers (Belgian, French, Danish…). I was particularly excited to discover the Outland Brasserie, a microbrewery in Bagnolet (Eastern Paris) and their American Pale Ale, Home, this evening, which was refreshing and delicious with just the right amount of smooth. We gave Mikkeller’s Wheat is the New Hops a whirl, which was mighty tasty, and some of the Rogues: Hazelnut Brown Nectar and the Double Chocolate Stout (the kind of beer I always find myself savoring for the end).

I have a lot more to learn, but I am loving discovering some of the French and Ile de France breweries these past few weeks. More adventures to come, and stay tuned for my homebrew adventures.

L’Express de Lyon
1 Rue de Lyon, 75012
Tél: 01 43 43 21 32
Métro: Gare de Lyon (1, 14)



  1. April 3, 2014

    I’m a fan of your love for beer! It introduces me into this world I’m totally disconnected from.
    Glad to hear you guys had fun!

  2. April 4, 2014

    These photos capture the quintessential Parisian dive bar experience perfectly — I love it!


  3. April 4, 2014

    Love these pictures, especially loved it when I reached Lou and thought ‘hey, that’d LouLou in Paris!’

    Huge fan of your blog (and of hers, too!) x

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    • April 4, 2014

      *that’s, not that’d…

    • Lou #
      July 3, 2014

      Ha, Charlotte, I just saw this comment now : ) I look like such a lemon, but cool that you put two and two together! Hope you’re doing well xx

  4. July 13, 2014

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