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Ah, the second month of the year. At this point, we've all settled in to 2016 (hopefully) and are reaping the fruits of our New Years resolutions (probably not though).

But the ushering of a new year isn't all good news for everyone. In Montreal, the restaurant business is very, very tough, and nothing highlights just how difficult it is quite like looking back on the list of places that didn't quite make it through 2016. Worse still? The knowledge that 2016 is barely even eight weeks in yet. It's super sad to think about, TBH; but at the very least, there are an influx of restaurants opening in Montreal. With that said, though, join me in wishing all the best to the teams behind all of these restaurants, and read on for 12 Montreal Restaurants Have Already Closed In 2016.

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As summer approaches, it is your right, nay your duty as a Montrealer to live outside while it’s hot. For four glorious months, life should be all about backyard parties, chilling in the park, sitting around the campfire, and hanging out on the local terrace. For such occasions, session ales are a beer style that compliments the season. They have bold IPA flavors of grapefruit and pine, yet these light beers won't get you buzzed after two bottles. What you want this summer is a high-in-flavor but light-in-alcohol beer that allows you to enjoy a few in a session.

All of the beers that follow are available at most good dépanneurs, grocery stores, or on tap on the island of Montreal. To make the list, they all need to have a brewery in the city and offer a light, easy drinking beer with 5% alcohol or less. None of them have fancy commercials to lure you in, but once you taste them, there’s no going back to the bland stuff your dad drinks.

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