Three New Microbreweries Certified Brasseurs des Cantons

La Ferme

Published on May 3, 2021

Are you familiar with Les Brasseurs des Cantons? Established in 2017, today under this banner grouping 27 Eastern Townships microbreweries, you’ll discover some very passionate people and fine quality beers. This year, three newly opened microbreweries have joined the Brasseurs des Cantons. Find out more about them right here!


La Ferme — Brasserie Rurale

La Ferme’s brewing adventure began in 2017 when Jonathan Thibault and Mara Do Santos bought a farm in Shefford right in front of the mount of the same name. The following year, they planted a hopyard and by the end of the summer of 2019, they finally began brewing their first beers. The result? These rich, very unique tasting beers created with the best ingredients the terroir has to offer, thus minimizing as much as possible their environmental footprint.

We invited you to drop by this summer and reserve a little time to enjoy a drink on their magnificent terrace with its splendid view of Mount Shefford.

A must: their rustic IPA, brewed with the farm’s hops.


The Microbrewery Hop Station

It was in August of 2020, almost a year after opening their pub that Jérémie Pélissier, Maxime Savage and Étienne Pélissier finally obtained their brewer’s permit, allowing them to produce the beers they’d been dreaming of drinking! Produced in small quantities, the beers elaborated in this microbrewery, established inside Coaticook’s old train station, are fermented following an ancestral process with local ingredients which guarantees their very high quality.

Don’t miss trying their beer aged in oak barrels and discover their savoury Mexican-inspired menu.

A must: Their Ferraille, an amber beer with flavours of caramel and roasted grain.


Le Sage Brasseur

We can honestly say that Robin Le Sage and Shirley Anne Smyth aren’t afraid to take on a challenge! Right in the midst of the pandemic, in January 2021, they opened Le Sage Brasseur, Cowansville’s very first artisanal microbrewery, located in an old ambulance station. Their objective? To create a warm and friendly space where people of the region can meet and enjoy a great tasting beer brewed right here. Stimulated by the constant evolution of the brewing community, they regularly try new hops and spice varieties and diversify their techniques as well as local collaborations.

Discover their tasting room in Cowansville, and fill your provision baskets as well. You can also have a bite to eat here by enjoying their snacks or by ordering from a nearby restaurant, or simply bring your own lunch!

A must: their Coco Beach, a Bohemian honey pilsner, and their Galvaudeuse, a pale ale spiced with Labrador tea from Gaspésie.

Discover Our Brasseurs des Cantons

Is this making you thirsty? Find all the network’s other microbreweries right here. Download the Circuit des Brasseurs map and head out to discover our amazing brewing community.
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