The world of beer is a mystery to those that don't know much about it but it offers endless combinations and possibilities to taste. These microbreweries in Montreal and its surroundings offer you the opportunity to discover countless products that they create with love and passion!
380, rue St-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1H2
A neighborhood pub in Old Montreal, Pub BreWskey has something to please many types of enthusiasts: beers brewed on-site, whiskey, gin, and good food. All this in the warmest of atmospheres. They have been brewing their own beers since 2019 and they have quickly gained popularity for the quality and creativity of their recipes. As for the food menu, it offers comfort food with local recipes.
Saint-Houblon started in Terrebonne with the goal of supplying local restaurants with custom-made local craft beers. Since then, they have opened 4 locations, all of which serve over 24 beers in rotation! The menu changes with the seasons and the ingredients available at their market garden farm. Multiple tasty vegetarian and vegan options are available such as a beet hummus or nachos with broccoli and zucchini. Otherwise, whether it's sharing appetizers, burgers, mac and cheese, tartars, poutines, nachos or pouletterie shwings, all recipes are creative with a homemade touch! On the weekends, don't miss their all-you-can-eat brunch with beer and mimosa starting at $35 per person. Among their must-try brunch items: beer sausage pogos, tomato and beer beans and okonomiyaki. Don't forget to reserve your seat before going!
1485, rue Ottawa, Montréal, H3C 1S9
Established in Griffintown since 2008, Brasseur de Montréal were the first in this booming neighborhood. In summer, the large terrace could make many jealous in the area. At the restaurant, discover signature dishes prepared with their beers such as the Chuck Norris poutine with homemade fries, beer sauce, cheese curds, house-smoked beef shreds, bacon and spicy mayo. Other popular dishes include their mac and cheese, tartar and burgers. If you would like to know how the beers are brewed, a tour is available upon request.
If you're looking for a place where new releases are always available, the Benelux locations promise a great selection of beers brewed on site. It is possible to go home with 1L or 2L jugs filled with your favorite beer, if you request it before 11pm. Whether it's on Sherbrooke Street in downtown or Wellington Street in Verdun, both offer a relaxed atmosphere while broadcasting your favorite sports games. Enjoy Euro Dogs, paninis or various sausage and cheese platters. Follow their social media to find out about upcoming trivia nights!
273, ave. Bernard O, Montréal, H2V 1T5
Helm was named after the French acronyms "houblon, eau, levure et malt" (hops, water, yeast and malt) the ingredients that are usually needed to produce beer. It is in this unpretentious pub that their own home brewed beers are brewed for you to enjoy afterwards. As for the food, we suggest you try the race hot dog with St-Viateur pork sausage, brioche bun, carrot pickle, lettuce, red onions, jalapeno, sweet mustard and malted mayo. Another item to try is the gourmet poutine with beer sauce, smoked meat pan, ground beef & pork, red onions and beer reduction. This friendly place allows you to have a good time while enjoying delicious craft beers or Quebec ciders.
5500, rue Hochelaga, Montréal, H1N 3T7
Located in Hochelaga since 2019, Avant-Garde Artisans Brasseurs offers beers brewed on site as well as pizzas. Vegan, vegetarian and carnivore options available. Although they only have pizzas on the menu, they are perfectly mastered and definitely worth a visit! The two owners have combined their passion for craft beer with this beautiful project. They won 3 awards at the Canadian Brewing Awards this year for their beers Ciel Dégagé, Voyage Voyage and Jukebox Black Metal. If you like to go off the beaten path to taste various beers, this is the perfect place for you!
The two locations of Broue Pub Brouhaha welcome you to discover their house and guest barrels that change frequently. Both pubs are equipped with a room that can host many types of shows. In Rosemont it is in the form of an intimate cabaret and in Ahuntsic it is in a magnificent glass veranda. If you have a craving, try their products from their smokehouse and decadent poutines. If you're looking for a place to watch your sports games, you'll be well served with the choice of beers, the atmosphere and the tasty food menu.
7129, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2S 0B2
Located in Little Italy, Birra offers beers from Quebec microbreweries and those they produce at the Silo brewery. At Silo, beers are meant to be enjoyed in good company and that spirit is found here as well. On the menu you can enjoy the beer onion soup or the beef and cheddar cheese burger with bacon caramelized onions and beer! Good vegetarian options are also available, such as the grilled cheese, the burger or the cheese plate. In the summer, you'll find one of the largest terraces in the area and a picnic option to take away.
32, rue McGill, Montréal, H2Y 3W5
Bistro-Brasserie Les Soeurs Grises is a must in Old Montreal! This place full of history is now used to brew 9 beers on site which are newly on sale in different distribution points. Offering a lunch menu and an evening menu, they serve tartars, burgers, ribs, tacos and quesadillas. They also offer the possibility to rent the space for your special events.
2233, rue pitt, Montréal, H4E 4H2
Any fan of IPAs, sour beers and barrel-aged beers know Messorem. Located in the heart of the industrial district of the Lachine Canal, the name is a Latin translation of the word brewery. The three owners/founders are passionate about craft beers and have combined their experiences to create beers that meet their own high standards. They produce several ephemeral beers that are available for sale on their website and advertised on their social networks. It is also possible to eat on site. Fried chicken sandwiches, Mitch Deli Pils Poutine and the charcuterie platter from La Ferme des 4 Temps are examples of popular dishes. In the summer, the terrace is really worth a visit with its intimate and friendly atmosphere.
3188, rue Masson, Montréal, H1Y 1Y1
La Succursale is a local neighbourhood bar. Located on Promenade Masson, they have been brewing their beers on site since 2011. The flavors are rotated on their pumps which allows for a discovery each time you visit. They also offer beers from guest brewers on rotation. Some light appetizers will allow you to continue the evening without having an empty stomach like sandwiches, tartars and goat spreads. A simple place where you feel good every time you visit!
1039, rue Beaubien E, Montréal, H2S 1T3
An independent brewery in the Petite-Patrie, Isle de Garde is known by locals for offering excellent beers brewed on site, comfort food and a nice selection of natural wines and whiskies. The menu changes according to the chef's inspiration, but examples of tasty dishes that can be enjoyed are the spicy fried chicken, the 60-day aged burger, the eggplant stuffed with chickpea curry or the appetizer plate for two. The beers are inspired by the know-how of brewers from German Franconia, the Czech Republic and England. Think of them if you are looking for a place for your next office party, they design menus especially for the occasion...you won't regret your choice!
29, ave. Laurier O, Montréal, H2T 2N2
This craft brewery has been open since 1998 on Laurier Avenue for the pleasure of beer lovers. You will find a large number of craft beers as well as an interesting selection of ciders, there is really something for everyone! Due to their great popularity, a second brewery has opened in St-Jerome. Both places are very friendly and promise you a great evening. Satisfy your hunger with a nacho, pizza, sandwich or hot pretzel! If you buy their products in one of the outlets, you will see the beautiful work of the illustrators who designed the labels.
95, rue Jean-Talon O, Montréal, H2R 2W8
The Harricana Brewery is a little different from other breweries in terms of look. This beautiful place has a much cleaner, brighter and simpler decor than the others. Aesthetics were clearly important to the owners and the result is quite successful. In addition to the decor, beautiful products are brewed and served on site. You can eat as well as drink with the BH party mix, burgers (including one with monkfish), spaghetti with mummy sauce, mussels with beer, lamb shank with beer, etc. Did you know that the Harricana Brewery is originally from Amos? Opened in 1975, it is only since 2014 that the beer is brewed in Montreal!
9, ave. Duluth E, Montréal, H2W 1G7
Located on Duluth, Le Réservoir offers a dozen carefully concocted house beers. You can taste them in 5, 10 or 20 oz glasses and it is even possible to take them to go. Their slightly rustic décor makes the place feel warm and cozy. Try their selection of small dishes to share, including cheesy head, duck rillette or grilled cheese, perfect with a good beer in hand.
3023, boul. Curé-Labelle, Prévost, J0R 1T0
Open since 2018, Shawbridge describes its employees and founders as Good People. In fact, that's the spirit found in each of the beers, the station (restaurant) and the P'tit Magasin. The menu is entirely made of local products and they work with local artisans. The pizzas are baked in a real wood-fired oven, the pizza dough is made with Northern River Pale Ale and the tomato sauce is made from Italian tomatoes grown in their garden. The Shawbridge smoked meat is just as tempting with a bread from the Caveau de Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, homemade smoked meat, mustard with IPA 117 beer, served with homemade sauerkraut and pickles. The menu is full of beautiful creations with the incorporation of local producers. The Rivière du Nord beer is a must try and was voted the best English pale ale in Canada!
Their beers are now available everywhere in Quebec, but it is possible to enjoy them in one of their microbreweries in Blainville or before taking off at the Montreal International Airport. Many of their beers are available exclusively in restaurants, so it's worth the detour! While you enjoy your meal and your favorite beer, take advantage of the good atmosphere and the live band formula. Among our recommendations on the menu, we suggest one of their decadent burgers, chicken wings with your favorite sauce, tartars or shepherd's pie.
90, Rang de la Rivière-aux-Écorces, Louiseville, J0K 1V0
In Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, we find the pioneers in North America for gluten-free beers. Indeed, they were the first to offer a beer brewed with millet malt, rice and buckwheat, making it accessible to people with gluten sensitivity. In 2004, they opened their malt house which allows them to produce their own malt, while in 2010, a farm was added. This allows them to control the production of their beers from A to Z. The site itself is worth a visit in addition to the possibility of tasting beer and a local menu (with or without gluten). Take the opportunity to eat the onion soup with black zest, the forest trout, the ribs, the poutines, the gluten-free game sausages or simply for lunch. The place offers a perfect setting for your events and offers personalized menus.
991, rue Richelieu, Beloeil, J3G 4P8
Located on the banks of the Richelieu River, the microbrewery Brasseurs du Moulin welcomes you in a festive atmosphere in the heart of Old Beloeil. The bistro cuisine is affordable and designed in collaboration with local producers. Mason jars are offered for small appetites, otherwise the burgers and nachos will satisfy the biggest appetites. From glass to jug, there is beer brewed on site for all types of thirsts! Watch their website or social networks for upcoming comedy nights.
167, rue Richelieu, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, J3B 6X7
Lagabière's bistro is located in Old St-Jean while the brewery is open to the public on Thomas Avenue in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. At the bistro, you can enjoy exclusive products accompanied by a varied food menu, while enjoying a warm atmosphere. Opened since 2013 by the 2 Laganière brothers, we can only notice a growth of the company and we now find their beers everywhere in Quebec. On the bistro side, you can eat homemade pulled pork sandwiches with beer, poutines, nachos and a slate menu that changes according to the chef's inspiration. This year, Lagabière is one of the consumer's choices in Montreal-South Shore, all the more reason to visit them.
3130a, boul. des Entreprises, suite 120, Terrebonne/Lachenaie, J6X 4J8
The microbrewery takes its name from the black creek that runs through the family land of Antoine Dubois, one of the owners, on which we find the Ruisseau Noir shooting club. The company's objective? To become the beacon in terms of microbrewery on the North Shore of Montreal. Whether it's through guided tours or your time at the restaurant, you will have the opportunity to discover the freshness of each of their beers brewed on site. To eat, there are artisanal pizzas, dry sausages including their famous American stout, nachos and the very popular Ruisseau stout pretzel. Follow their social media to find out when the next tasting rooms are!
Quebec is full of equally creative, passionate and unique microbreweries. This article covers our favorites, but there are so many more to cover because our land is so rich and beautiful! Thank you to all these artisans who strive to create original recipes while offering casual places to enjoy them!
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