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 beer to the Quebec City dining scene. Great food and great beer? That’s about all the reason we need to take a tour of Quebec City’s top breweries.
What are the top breweries in Quebec City?
Quebec City is passionate about its local craft beer. With 8 festivals dedicated to the celebration of craft beer 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 favorite place to enjoy a craft beer is right from the brewery itself. We’ve chosen our top breweries in Quebec City 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 we picked the best Quebec City Breweries?
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, please write a comment below and we’ll consider adding them!
THE BEST QUEBEC CITY BREWERIES
Keep on reading to see who made our list of favorite Quebec City breweries for 2021.
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!).
- Address: 438 Rue du Parvis, Québec, QC G1K 6H8 and 1095 Rue Vincent-Massey Suite 8, Quebec City, Quebec G1N 1N2
- Beers to try: Catnip IPA and Hoppy Peach IPA
You can never go wrong when you pair great craft beer with freshly made pizza. 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 and beer to the community isn’t love, we don’t know what is.
- Address: 5350 Boulevard Henri-Bourassa, Québec, QC G1H 6Y9
- Beers to try: Color Theory Sour Gose and Kinder Weisse Hefeweizen
This bustling brewpub specializes in small-batch brews using artisanal methods. Pair that with a food menu focused on supporting local and regional agribusiness, you’ve got a truly local-focused craft brewery. The name “Korrigane” is inspired by an old exploration sailboat, the perfect inspiration to inspire you to go explore some of La Korrigane’s beers.
- Address: 380 Rue Dorchester, Québec, QC G1K 6A7
- Beers to try: Emily Carter Blueberry Pale Ale and Mary Morgan White Wheat Beer
Giving us all of the cozy and rustic vibes, La Souche is a popular favorite among Quebec City craft beer lovers. With over 20 house craft brews on tap, there’s no shortage of choice for your next favorite brew. So grab a pint, sit down at one of the log trunk tables, and enjoy!
- Address: 801 Chemin de la Canardière, Québec, QC G1J 2B8
- Beers to try: Imperial Budworm Black IPA Imperial with Spruce and Big Pine Irish Redhead
With one of the city’s most popular patios, La Barberie is a sought-after location for many, especially in the summer months. Pair that with BYOFood, a dog and kid-friendly space, and live acoustic music, there’s no doubt in our minds why it’s a top Quebec City brewery and we haven’t even gotten to the beer! You’ll find a diverse selection of brews on tap with seasonal varieties always offering up something new to try.
- Address: 310 Rue Saint-Roch, Québec, QC G1K 6S2
- Beers to try: Cuivrée au Thé Spiced/Herb Beer and Stout Double Choclate Stout
And because we couldn’t choose just 5, we’re squeezing in one more of our favorite Quebec breweries….
Brasserie Inox is a pioneer of the Quebec City craft brewery scene. For the last 25 years, it’s 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. You find any fancy fine dining here, just great beer and classic pub food. Sometimes, classic is best.
- Address: 655 Grande Allée E, Québec, QC G1R 2K4
- Beers to try: La Sortilège Stout and La Labrosse Blonde Lager
We’ve barely cracked the surface of all of the great craft breweries located in Quebec city.
Make sure to go and check these Quebec City breweries out, grab a pint (or 2), and tag @craftbeer_guide in your photos!
If we’ve missed any of your favourite Quebec City breweries and you think they should be added to the list, share it with us in the comments below!