Québec City at its Best

On Tap: Craft Beer in Québec City

Credit: Les 3 Brasseurs

Pick a colour: blonde, white, amber, brown, or black. Now pick a style: lager, pilsner, ale, Belgian, or stout. Now come to Québec City and try them all: local brews in every shade and style to please even the finest of palates.

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 18 microbreweries in and around Québec City to quench their thirst for adventure and beer:


  • Griendel, brasserie artisanale – Saint-Sauveur
  • La Korrigane, brasserie artisanale – Saint-Roch
  • Noctem, artisans brasseurs – Saint-Roch
  • La Barberie – Saint-Roch
  • L'Inox – Grande Allée
  • Les 3 Brasseurs – Grande Allée

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  • La Souche – Limoilou and Stoneham
  • La Voie Maltée – Lebourgneuf
  • Les 3 Brasseurs – Sainte-Foy and Galeries de la Capitale
  • Les Maltcommodes – Beauport
  • Archibald – Lac-Beauport and Ste-Foy
  • Le Roquemont – Saint-Raymond
  • L'Esprit de Clocher – Neuville
  • Microbrasserie de l'Île d'Orléans (Pub Le Mitan) – Île d’Orléans
  • La Souche - Stoneham
  • Microbrasserie des Beaux Prés – Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré
  • Les Grands Bois – Saint-Casimir

Where to Buy Craft Beer Downtown

Duchesse d'Aiguillon Convenience Store 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 tabagie de la place, 699 rue Saint-Joseph Est
  • Marché du Vieux-Port de Québec, 160, Quai Saint-André 

Beer Events

Festibière de Québec Credit: Festibière de Québec Zoom

Step into the local brewing scene at one of the region’s many popular beer events, like Festibière (in August) and Festibière fête la Saint-Patrick (in March). There is also the Festival des brasseurs et artisans de Québec in Limoilou in September.

Microbrewery Tours

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Dive into the world of beer with Broue-Tours. You’ll get a crash-course in beer history, visit 3 or 4 microbreweries and taste the fruits of their labours.

The I drink local passport includes a handy map of the area so you can set your brewpub itinerary.

Find out more about the guided tours and the I drink local passport.

Happy tasting!

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