Québec City at its Best
Québec City Craft Breweries List
Microbreweries have come a long way in recent years, and Québec City is far from an exception. Personally, I’m pretty thrilled with the “drink local” movement—discovering a new brewery is a pretty good time. I love nosing out the flavours and subtleties of different beers, knowing they’re all crafted with pride by local brewers. Some brewpubs even pair their beers with delicious terroir cuisine. Heaven!
Where to Drink Craft Beer
Beer lovers can visit one of the microbreweries in and around Québec City to quench their thirst for adventure and beer:
Downtown Craft Breweries
1. Brasserie Inox - Montcalm District
As the oldest operating microbrewery in Québec City, Inox is a Grande Allée institution that plays a central role in the street’s party vibe. Their patio is a great place for drinks with friends and the European hotdogs are a lunchtime classic.
2. La Korrigane, brasserie artisanale - Saint-Roch District
Korrigane is a warm and welcoming place to enjoy craft beer and dishes focused on local ingredients and producers. Keep an eye on their events calendar, which is full of everything from beer lectures to swing dances.
3. La Barberie - Saint-Roch District
A pioneer among Québec City’s microbreweries, this coop always has wide‑ranging selection of beers on tap. Plus, you can bring your own lunch! Their patio is bursting with plants and trees in the summer, making it a lush location for a cool drink.
4. Les 3 Brasseurs - Montcalm District
At the 3 Brasseurs, the chefs love to cook with the beer. There’s a different one featured at each location (see other locations in the Around Québec City section below).
5. Noctem, artisans brasseurs - Saint-Roch District
IPA lovers can get their fill at Noctem and even pair their pints with delicious dishes featuring house-smoked meats. The aromas will get your mouth watering and the cat themed décor will leave you with a Cheshire Cat grin.
6. Brasserie artisanale Griendel - Saint-Sauveur District
Looking to grab a pint with friends in Saint‑Sauveur? Griendel is a local favourite that combines gourmet eats (tartare, anyone?) and a fine selection of beers, with no less than 24 taps!
7. La Souche - Limoilou District
La Souche goes all in on the rustic lumberjack vibe, making it a cozy place for a bite and a pint. The board often features sours, oak‑aged brews, and other eccentric gems.
8. Brasserie Générale - Limoilou District
La Brasserie Générale is a great place to sample the goods coming out of this Charlesbourg‑based brewery. Be sure to try their excellent ribs and sample some of the craft beers brewed exclusively on site.
9. Brasseurs sur demande - Limoilou District
If you’re into custom, small‑batch beers, this is the place for you. You’ll love the intimate tasting salon—the perfect place to discover new beers, right where they’re brewed.
10. Noctem - Saint-Malo District
Noctem’s beers are so popular, they’ve opened a new brewing facility! Pull up a chair and watch the brewing process in action through the floor‑to‑ceiling windows as you savour the results.
Craft Breweries Around the City
1. Archibald - Lac-Beauport
2. Achibald - Sainte-Foy
L’Archibald is a Québec City staple for refreshing beers, great food, and live music. Trust us—you’ll be dancing and singing along in no time.
3. Les 3 Brasseurs - Lebourgneuf
4. Les 3 Brasseurs - Sainte-Foy
At the 3 Brasseurs, the chefs love to cook with the beer. There’s a different one featured at each location (see also the downtown location above).
5. La Voie Maltée - Lebourgneuf
6. La Voie Maltée - Sainte-Foy
Now you can appreciate all the good brewing happening in Saguenay, right here in Québec City, with beers that have become classics and fridge staples. There are a lot of nice pairings on the menu here and the service is efficient and professional.
7. Microbrasserie des Beaux Prés - Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
Located right near Mont-Sainte-Anne, this is one pit stop you won’t want to miss. The nachos are the perfect way to end a day of skiing or mountain biking. Plus, the patio looks out over the St. Lawrence River, making it a great place to watch the snow geese as they migrate south in the fall.
8. Microbrasserie de l'Île d'Orléans - Sainte-Famille
Speaking of magnificent views of the St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans has that and more. Choose from beers brewed on site or a selection of Belgian imports, with the chirping of birds as your background music.
9. La Souche - Stoneham
The tasting room is done up like a ski lodge, making it perfect for your après-ski. In summer and fall, the garden at the back of the building gives new meaning to the words “farm to table.”
10. Le Roquemont - Saint-Raymond
This spot is a favourite with the outdoor sports and good times crowd. If you like snowmobiling, mountain biking, craft beer and comfort food, don’t miss it.
11. L'Esprit de Clocher - Neuville
The “Spirit of the Bell Tower” summons parishioners and visitors to a covered and heated patio with a magnificent view of the St. Lawrence River. This country retreat is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a local pint brewed with local corn.
12. Les Grands Bois - Saint-Casimir
This place is one of the best things about Saint-Casimir, hands down. Stop by and try their tasty brews on site or next door at La Taverne. If you’re looking for a fun night out, both establishments have a great line‑up of shows.
Where to Buy Craft Beer Downtown
Credit: Duchesse d'Aiguillon Convenience Store Zoom
- Dépanneur La Duchesse d'Aiguillon, 469, rue St-Jean
- L’Axe du Malt, 601, rue d'Aiguillon
- La place, 699 rue Saint-Joseph Est
- Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec, 160, Quai Saint-André