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Microbreweries: Where to Enjoy Cold and Tasty Beer

Jan 11, 2019

Microbreweries: Where to Enjoy Cold and Tasty Beer

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The beer world can be a total mystery when you are not familiar with it and it offers endless possibilities. These microbreweries offer you the opportunity to discover countless products they create with love and passion!

The Helm has been named after the acronym, hops, water, yeast and malt, (in French houblon, eau, levure, malte) the ingredients that are usually needed for beer production. It is in this unpretentious pub that their own beers are brewed for you to enjoy later. This friendly place allows you to have a good time while savoring delicious craft beers or Quebec ciders.

The Pit Caribou brewery was founded in Gaspésie in 2007 and opened its first pub in 2013. It was only a few years later that the Montreal pub opened its doors to the delight of those who already knew their products. The opening of the pubs was a way to promote not only the products they brew, but also those of other friends in eastern Quebec. You will find a great selection of beers and other Quebec spirits, which you can accompany with food inspired by Gaspesian cuisine.

Le Réservoir

Located on Duluth, Le Réservoir offers a dozen carefully created house beers. You can enjoy them in 5, 10 or 20 oz glasses and it is even possible to take some to go. Their slightly rustic decor makes the place comforting and warm. Try their selection of small sharing plates including various cheeses, duck rillette or grilled cheese, ideal with a good beer. 

This brewery has been open since 1998 on Laurier Avenue for the pleasure of all beer lovers in this area. A large amount of craft beers and an interesting selection of ciders are available, there is really something for everyone! Due to their popularity, a second brewery opened in St-Jérome. Both places are very friendly and promise you a nice evening. If you buy their products in a grocery store, you will see the wonderful work of the illustrators who designed the labels.

The Brasserie Harricana is a little different from other breweries in terms of look. This beautiful place has a refined decor, much simpler and brighter than the others. The aestheticism was clearly important to the owners and the results are quite successful. In addition to the decor, beautiful products are brewed and served on site. You can opt for a tasting tray of assorted cheeses for a perfect pairing.

At the Boswell, their beers are brewed and served with a lot of love. They also serve delicious beers from other microbreweries. The space is large enough to accommodate a large number of guests for a most festive and warm atmosphere. An enticing menu is available to accompany your beer.

The two locations of Broue Pub Brouhaha welcome you to discover their homemade casks and the frequently changing guest beer. Both pubs are equipped with a room that can accommodate different types of shows. In Rosemont it is in the form of an intimate cabaret and in Ahuntsic it is in a magnificent veranda. If you're in the mood for a little something to eat, try the products from their smoker.

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If you are looking for a place where new products are always available, the Benelux promises you a wide selection of locally brewed beers. It is possible to take home 1L or 2L jugs filled with your favorite beer, but only if you request it before 11pm.

This beautiful craft brewery on Beaubien offers a winning trio: food, beer and whiskey! Beers brewed by Isle de Garde are available as well as other interesting local products. Food wise, comforting and creative dishes will satisfy your hunger.

Recently opened, the two Saint-Houblon pubs collaborate with the microbrewery to highlight its beers. Try one of their 24 cask craft beers offered in formats going from 250ml to 1.5L. If you are not that much of a beer person, a wine list that is 100% Québécoises will make you discover other amazing local products.

Léo's Taproom is a very popular place in Saint-Leonard. It will charm you with its unique modern and warm decor. 40 beers are usually available for you to taste, but of course not all at the same, more reasons to come back! This is the perfect tavern for an evening with friends where you can have fun around a pool table, a fooseball table or arcades.

The McAuslan Brewery can only be enjoyed during the summer months since there is no interior space for you to enjoy their beers in winter.  Although this brewery is much larger than the others presented in this article, it deserved its place for its wide selection of products and for the magnificent location of the terrace along the Lachine Canal.

La Chope offers 24 new beers on tap each week,  giving you a great opportunity to discover new products. Open since 2013, this place is now a must in Saint-Jérome. Enjoy their 2 for 1 Thursdays as well as the kitchen that is always open until closing time.

This brewery is both a sumptuous place where irresistible beers are brewed, but also where tasty tapas and pizza are served to accompany them. The pub's boutique allows you to buy meals to go, homemade sauces, sandwiches and more. Try their deli meats, which they make themselves just for you.

Microbrasserie La Memphré

We assure you that once you have visited this English-style resto-pub, it will probably become a bit like your 2nd living room. You will find beers for both connoisseurs and amateurs. Their beers are usually brewed in fairly small quantities with only 100% natural ingredients. The classic pub dishes on the menu will comfort you.


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