What are the best Quebec City Breweries to visit this year? Well, we’ve done the work to figure that out for you! We have sampled all the local beers, spent time in their taprooms and read all the online reviews to come up with our take on the best Quebec City Breweries to explore this year!
Quebec City Breweries
When you visit Quebec City you know you are guaranteed to experience delicious food and top-notch wine. Yet, the last decade has also brought an influx of excellent local craft beers to the Quebec City dining scene. Great food and great beer? That’s about all the reason we needed to take a tour of Quebec City’s top breweries.
What are the top breweries in Quebec City for amazing craft beer?
Quebec City is passionate about its local craft beer. With 8 festivals dedicated to the celebration of craft beers you know you’re guaranteed to find some top-of-the-line brews throughout the city. With a majority of local breweries located in the heart of Quebec City, and even more, as you venture outside of downtown, you’ll have plenty of reasons to take in the beauty of the city as you find your way from one craft brewery to the next.
Throughout the city, you’ll find many local restaurants that serve up beers brewed right in Quebec City, but unsurprisingly, our favourite place to enjoy a craft beer is right from the brewery itself. We’ve chosen our top breweries in Quebec City to buy craft beer as a starting place for you to get out and enjoy. We couldn’t get everyone on this list, so if you’re out exploring and pass a brewery that’s not on our list, check it out and let us know so we can add it to next year’s top Quebec City breweries list!
How do we pick the best Craft Brewery in Quebec City?
With every ‘top breweries’ post that we write, we make sure to do diligent online research to determine who makes it on our list. From reading online reviews and reviewing beer selections, to checking other authority websites and of course, sampling their beers. We do our best to take all the information we collect and give you our opinion of the top breweries in Quebec City.
However, we know we aren’t perfect and if we’ve missed a Quebec City brewery that you think should be on this list, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and we’ll do our best to include them!
The Best Quebec City Breweries
Keep on reading to see who made our list of favourite Quebec City breweries this year.
With one of the city’s most popular patios, La Barberie is a sought-after spot for many, especially in the summer months. Bring your own lunch and soak up the summer sun at this dog and kid-friendly space. They also host live music, so there’s no doubt in our minds that this is a top Quebec City brewery! And we haven’t even gotten to the beer!
You’ll find a diverse selection of brews on tap in the tasting room with seasonal varieties always offering up something new to try. There’s an impressive 15 taps always pouring new beers in their taproom while their more established brews are available in bottles.
Customer Review: Truly a hidden gem in Quebec City! Great beers, and some fantastic barrel aged stuff as well. Reasonable prices too for top notch craft beer.
- Phone: (418) 522-4373
- Address: 310 Rue Saint-Roch, Québec, QC G1K 6S2
- Beers to Try: Single Barrel Chardonnay Wild Ale and Gigafruits Raptor Sour
- Website: www.labarberie.com
La Souche translate to “the stump”, a name rooted from their love of nature. This microbrewery offers a variety of products inspired by nature in a cozy and rustic atmosphere and is popular among Quebec City craft beer lovers. Everything from beer to food, uses high quality local ingredients, often grown in their very own garden!
With over 20 house craft brews on tap, there’s no shortage of good beer at this local favourite. So grab a few pints with your pals, sit down at one of the log trunk tables, and have some fun!
Customer Review: An incredible choice of beer, a welcoming rustic atmosphere and a diverse menu. I’ve been going to La Souche since they opened 10 years ago and I’ve never been disappointed. This week I tasted their “Seized deer” and it was ha-llu-ci-nant! Well done to all the team.
- Phone: (581) 742-1144
- Address: 801 Chemin de la Canardière, Québec, QC G1J 2B8
- Beers to Try: Jackie Dunn IPA and Limoiloise Pale Ale
- Website: www.lasouche.ca
This bustling brewpub specializes in small-batch brews using artisanal methods. Pair that with a good food menu focused on supporting local agribusinesses in the region and you’ve got a truly local-focused craft brewery that you will not want to miss!
The name “Korrigane” is inspired by an old exploration sailboat and their logo represents a medallion that was brought back from one of the ship’s expeditions. This inspirational theme makes it the perfect place to explore different unique beers (especially those with local maple sap and blueberries) and pretend you’re part of your very own beer expedition!
Customer Review: Excellent meal excellent beer !!! The decor is just perfect, unpretentious. In an evening dress or in jogging, everyone feels at home
- Phone: (418) 614-0932
- Address: 380 Rue Dorchester, Québec, QC G1K 6A7
- Beers to Try: Emily Carter Blueberry Pale Ale and Mary Morgan White Wheat Beer
- Website: www.korrigane.ca
Noctem Artisan Brasseurs
With both a brewery location and a brewpub location in Quebec City, this brewery is gaining massive popularity amongst local craft beer enthusiasts. They specialize in brewing delicious IPA’s but you’ll also find other beer styles worth a tasting. (P.S. If you’re a cat lover, this brewery is definitely for you!). They recently began exploring beer-based cocktails, if you haven’t tried one of these yet… what are you waiting for?!
Customer Review: Noctem is a great local place for a drink. There are a variety of different styles of beers, and non-alcoholic drinks. It is family accessible, and has an outdoor terrace. During the winter it’s still awesome, with a cozy interior and friendly staff.
- Phone: (581) 742-7979
- Address: 438 Rue du Parvis, Québec, QC G1K 6H8
- Beers to Try: Catnip IPA and Hoppy Peach IPA
- Website: noctem.ca
You can never go wrong when you pair great craft beers with freshly made pizzas. This winning combination is what you’ll find at Emporium Microbrasserie. This brewery was born out of a passion for the beer community and if bringing quality pizza, local products, and amazing beer to the community isn’t love, we don’t know what is. Plus, their pizza oven is imported from Italy so you know it’s going to be some world class Za.
Customer Review: Not only are their dishes delicious – hello beautiful pizzas – but their house beers are masterfully brewed.
- Phone: (418) 204-0514
- Address: 5350 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Québec, QC G1H 6Y9
- Beers to Try: Brain Juice and Goon NEIPA
- Website: microbrasserieemporiumquebec.ca
Brasserie Inox is a pioneer of the Quebec City craft brewery scene. For the last 25 years, they’ve been brewing beers loved by locals and though they’ve moved locations and released newer styles of beers, locals (and tourists) still flock to this Quebec City craft brewery. Now closer to St. Lawrence River, be sure to grab your friends and have a cold one on their large sunny patio.
Customer Review: MY favourite spot on the main alley! The hot dogs are amazing, their beer offer is excellent. The team is efficient and courteous! I went there before a show and let me tell you this is the perfect place to get you in the mood !! Enjoy!
- Phone: (418) 692-2877
- Address: 655 Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K4
- Beers to Try: Lime Framboise and LaBrosse Blonde Lager
- Website: www.brasserieinox.com
If you happen to find yourself in the Saint-Sauveur district, be sure to visit this brew pub! Just down the street from other great breweries and with 2 dozen beers on tap, (half their own, half from other microbreweries in the area) Griendel makes for the perfect place for beer tasting tours. Their beer list is paired excellently with gourmet eats made with local ingredients. They’ve got everything from tartars to burgers, so whatever your taste buds are in the mood for, you’ll find it at this local gem.
Customer Review: Probably the best bar/restaurant I have ever been to. Each beer was poured perfectly and so flavourful. Food and service were excellent too. Buffalo wings were spicy, so beware! They have a great Czech pilsner which is very comparable to what you would get in Czech Republic. Also they have a cask!
- Phone: (581) 742-2884
- Address: 195, Rue Saint-Vallier Ouest, Québec, Quebec, G1K 1J9, Canada
- Beers to Try: Jolly Jumper IPA and Prospero Foreign Export Stout
- Website: https://griendel.com
SNO MicroBrasserie Nordik
A winter inspired microbrewery dreamed up by three friends, one of which had moved to Quebec after falling in love with the snowy province. The names of their brews are clever, always incorporating “SNO” in them – SNO lynx, SNO angel, SNO bird, etc.
Though they sure love their winters, SNO Microbrasserie is beautiful place to visit in the summer as well! Enjoy a flight on their big and inviting patio overlooking Place Jean-Béliveau and Centre Vidéotron, you won’t be disappointed!
Customer Review: The nicest microbrewery and the beer is excellent! Enjoy the terrace!
- Phone: (418) 914-2104
- Address: 250 boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Québec, Quebec, G1L 5A7, Canada
- Beers to try: SNO storm IPA and SNO berry sour
- Website: snomicrobrasserie.com
Enjoy the best breweries in Quebec City!
Make sure to go and check out Quebec City’s best craft breweries, grab a locally brewed pint (or 2) and support your local brewers!
If we’ve missed a brewery on our list that you think should be added, contact us and let us know who the brewery is and why you think it should be added to our list of the best Quebec City Breweries!