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“Artisan brewery on the side of the highway south of Cahors”

Brasserie Christophe Ratz
Ranked #8 of 23 things to do in Cahors
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Melbourne, Australia
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“Artisan brewery on the side of the highway south of Cahors”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We called into the brewery whilst visiting wineries in the area. We were offered tastings but the lady serving didn't speak any English and even though my French is decent, we couldn't decipher each other. There were no tours happening and we had to pay for tastings - only 2 euro mind you for the equivalent of 2 small beers. The place was eerily empty and my beer loving hubbie told me their prices were about 5 times that of supermarket beer and he didn't love it enough to convince him it was worth it. Our little kids were very bored so we didn't linger.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Brewery”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Christophe Ratz is a young French man who loves beer and rugby ( why do the two go so well together ! ). His love of beer led him to an apprenticeship at the Smiles Brewery in Bristol as well as other ' stages' around France. He has now opened this state of the art brewery situated some 10 minutes south of Cahors on the main Toulouse road . Christophe produces many types of beer including a White beer ( Blanche, excellent on a summers day ) as well as a blonde and an amber beer. He produces a stout as well as a Christmas special beer and a beer aimed at the female market. His beer is winning awards.

The brewery is open for visits and free tastings ( although it is polite to buy a bottle or two after ). To be on the safe side I would recommend you book ahead for a tour although if not busy they will gladly accommodate you.

If you didn't want to go the expense of a traditional lunch, then as per the UK, there are picnic tables where you can buy some of the beer and make your own picnic.

Christophe often returns to the UK to buy his hops and take in some English rugby ( He played flank forward for La Rochelle and Cahors and is also happy to wax lyrical on the beautiful game ! )

We visited earlier this month and spent an informative, interesting and tastefull time here . If you are a beer and ale lover make the time to check this place out and give the Ratz Brewery and beers a try. You will not be disappointed. Christophe also speaks English.

Visited July 2013
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