Brasseurs des Cantons microbreweries to discover!

Published on Feb 23, 2021

Things are always brewing in the Eastern Townships! Case in point? Our region is home to some 20 Brasseurs des Cantons microbreweries. From iconic brewpubs to under-the-radar gems (full disclosure: we’re not great at keeping secrets!), here are a few destinations to add to your craft beer bucket list.

Confrérie Artisans Brasseurs, Windsor

Specializing in fruit beers, this Windsor artisanal brewery creates year-round a great variety of crea-tive recipes. The fruit-forward beers are brewed following regional and seasonal availability, while more traditional beer recipes also come out depending on the brewer’s inspiration.Through passion, innovation and sharing, this bold company brews new flavors for beer lovers and creates craft beers that are both original and acces-sible. The tap room and the beer garden will certainly charm you... don’t forget to bring your lunch!

Favourites: Depending on the season and the brewer’s choice!

Canton Brasse, Orford

Versatile, accessible, funky! These are qualities that perfectly define this friendly microbrewery in Orford. Thirst quenching beers, IPAs, sour beers ... whatever your choice, you’ll be sure to get your hands on a high-quality craft product. The microbrewery places great importance on working with local producers and their clientele, as well as collaborating with other brewers. To taste exceptional beers, have a bite and get-together with friends, Canton Brasse is the place to be.

Favourite:Chairlift, our famous explosive NEIPA DDH with a lot of personnality!

La Knowlton Co., Knowlton (Lac-Brome)

What makes this microbrewery stand out? Beers that are easy to drink... and surprising to taste. Here you’ll find beers that you rarely find anywhere else, like the Cream ale, the Wheat ale and the English Porter. This microbrewery is a must stop when passing through the village of Knowlton, as much for its beers than for its restaurant with a decor that perfectly combines nature and modernity. Psst! Don’t forget to taste their delicious pizzas!

Favourite: The English Porter, an almost opaque brown ale with aromas of caramel, chocolate and a delicate roast flavour recalling the taste of coffee.

Robin – bière naturelle, Waterloo

Developing distinctive flavours is a passion for Hugo and Mathieu, the brothers behind Robin Bière Naturelle—and the proof is in the bottle! Specializing in barrel-aged craft beers, they create unique recipes inspired by local raw materials. The blends are further enhanced by the addition of wild yeast, which builds plenty of character into the flavour profile. Curious? Visit the brewers in their new Waterloo tasting room.

Favourites: Léa, wheat season, and Achillée, rye season.

Le Refuge des brasseurs, Sherbrooke

Le Refuge is the brainchild of three Université de Sherbrooke alumni wanting to give students (as well as the general public) a cozy spot to grab a bite and sip a beer amongst friends. Done and done! Claim to fame? This microbrewery boasts one of the largest selections of beers brewed on-site. Cheers!

Favourite: Bunker, an American-style IPA with Mosaic Hops. Arbuste, a raspberry white, Tanière, english red rye ale.

À l’Abordage, Sutton

Located in the beautiful village of Sutton, the two À l’Abordage establishments make it their duty to satisfy your gustatory curiosity. The new tasting room gives you the perfect opportunity to discover a variety of tasty American-inspired beers, including La Pagaille, an IPA with orange sorbet jam notes, while the pub-style restaurant, located a stone’s throw away, will delight the most demanding gourmand’s taste buds.

Favourite: Pagaille, an American IPA-style beer with notes of citrus jam and orange sorbet.

Brouemont, Bromont

With 20 types of artisanal brews – from blonde to American Pale Ale – le Brouemont offers delicious, aromatic beers made to the highest standards, from the brewing process through to bottling. Whether you’re returning from a day on the slopes or visiting with your family or friends, you’ll love the traditional pub fare at this large brewery.

The brewer’s favourite: White IPA Customer favourite: Honey-Raspberry

Nanobrasserie Beat & Bettrave, Frelighsburg

Relaxing, welcoming and unpretentious, that’s how we would describe Beat & Betterave, village coffeehouse and now brewery. Brewing their own beers was a natural step for the owners of this café that boasts a locally sourced menu often fresh from their garden. Open since 2015, Beat & Betterave also has a small show venue that often hosts big names in the music industry. Why not enjoy a falafel with a fresh beer while listening to a music show?

Favourite: The Pilsner, the brewer’s favourite beer!

La Gare’nison, Lac-Mégantic

In 2013, Lac-Mégantic suffered a devastating loss. Out of this tragedy emerged heroes and a stronger sense of community, two things this microbrewery’s foun-ders strive to celebrate on the daily. On tap, you’ll find a selection of local beers, as well as some interesting imports. La Gare’nison isn’t just contributing to the rebuilding of the town, it is an active participant in its flourishing renaissance.

Favourite: Feu Sacré, an English-inspired amber ale.

Brasseurs de West Shefford, Bromont

Make people happy. That’s the main objective of the West Shefford crew and judging by the popularity of their excellent beers, it’s safe to consider this mission accomplished. Tucked inside Edgar Hyperlodge, where you can enjoy meals prepared with the finest ingredients (including West Shefford beers), this “micro-resto-pub” will quickly become a must visit in the region.

Favourite: Trois lettres, a traditional IPA with citrus notes.

Le Grimoire, Granby

Offering tasty, unusual products, Le Grimoire suggests you sample the menu at its resto-pub which is known for its warm and friendly atmosphere. Make sure to stop by their brewery store, located at 1546 rue Principale. And, if you’d like to see how its beers are made, guided tours for groups are available.

Favourites: La Vie de Château (made with spicy rum) ) and Désérables ( (perfect for those with a sweet tooth).

Le Boquébière, Sherbrooke

Located in the very heart of downtown Sherbrooke, Le Boquébière stands out for the quality of its beers, brewed on site, in addition to a wide offering from guest microbreweries. Always on the lookout for new aromatic subtleties, it also offers many dishes, made with local ingredients, to accompany your brew tasting. In addition, events and themed evenings are hosted regularly to offer you an even more stimulating experience.

Favourite: Cesky Sherby, a czech pilsner and all of our malt beers.

La Mare au Diable, Sherbrooke

La Mare au Diable, in the heart of downtown Sherbrooke, is definitely worth a visit. Sample 100% artisanal, unpasteurized and unfiltered beers, brewed on site, in a warm, relaxed setting. Situated at the top of rue King, this microbrewery has a terrace with a fantastic view!

LFavourite: A beer menu that rotates with the seasons

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