Discover top brews in Quebec

Travelling these days is no longer just about cutting loose. People want to discover new things, to learn, and above all to experience their holidays with all five of their senses! With this mind, why not combine business with pleasure and plan a little road-trip with a hoppy theme? Well, Ça Brasse has kindly done the hard work for us, with a well-trodden, but oh so appealing first route.

Tete D'Allumette Micro Brasserie

265 Rte132//o, St André de Kamouraska, QC G0L 2H0

First stop in Saint-André de Kamouraska, la Tête d'allumette offers several beers brewed using traditional methods (such as brewing over a wood fire). With an exceptional view of the river and the prospect of a snack, this place offers a complete experience!

Microbrasserie Aux Fous Brassant

262, rue Lafontaine, Rivière-du-Loup, QC G5R 3A8

Located in Rivière-du-Loup, Aux fous Brassant has been producing its craft beers since 2012. Promoting local and organic, the brasserie serves five regular beers at any given time and sometimes up to three others that change according to the seasons and the whim of the brewers. Several appetizers made from local produce are also on offer!

Le Bien Le Malt

141, av Belzile, Rimouski, QC G5L 3E5

On the way through Rimouski, you really have no choice but to stop at this brasserie, which opened in 2008. Taking inspiration mainly from English style, le Bien le malt offers a wide range of beers, changing its selection on a regular basis. Spirits enthusiasts will also be pleased to discover the scotch and cocktail menu. As for the gourmands, they’re bound to enjoy the food menu, featuring cheeses, meats and fish.

Bistrot La Fabrique

3619 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3L6

With 30 beers brewed in Matane, five to six seasonal beers and guest ales from Quebec microbreweries, la Fabrique aims to impress. Inspired by Belgian, American and British traditions and boasting an excellent selection of scotch and wine, the brasserie’s menu offers plenty of variety.

Microbrasserie La Captive

140 St-Benoît O, Amqui, QC G5J 2E8

In its various roles as a microbrewery, bakery, delicatessen, cafe and restaurant, La Captive certainly knows how to charm its guests with its outstanding service and historic setting. You can sample one (or more!) of the four house beers, amongst others.

Microbrasserie le Malbord

178 1re av O, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC G4V 1C9

On the more rustic side of things, microbrewery Malbord is not only a brasserie offering 10 varieties of beer on tap, but also a place for cultural discovery. What more could you want than a good beer, great pub-style food and music from Québec, all on the seafront in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts?

Micro-Brasserie Le Naufrageur Inc

586, boul Pérron, Carleton, QC G0C 1J0

Located in the beautiful Bay of Chaleur, the Naufrageur is a welcoming microbrewery and, may we just say, one that offers incredible beers, brewed with malts from 99% barley, oats and Quebec wheat. These are produced by two Quebec micromalteries. Their hops are used predominantly in cone (or branch) form, so you can taste the freshness of their products.

À l'abri de la Tempête

286 ch Coulombe, L'Étang-du-Nord, QC G4T 3V5

The one and only microbrewery on the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, À L'abri de la Tempête has managed to conquer the hearts of Quebecers... despite the distance! With an approach that promotes local ingredients such as fresh flowers, seaweeds and herbs, the microbrewery ensures quality and freshness in its beers, which are ultimately rather unique. As its win at the Grand Prix du tourisme québécois awards will also confirm, this is a place well worth going out of your way for!

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