Beers worth your while


The Eastern Townships, with about twenty microbreweries, counts among its ranks some of the best beers of Quebec. Several have won awards, others have well-established reputations that speak for themselves and still others have made the headlines more than once! Here are the 20 best beers in the region.

La Quaker Stout (Oat Stout)

L'InsPirAtion (IPA)

La Sherbière (Lager 100% québécoise)

La Factrie (Belgian White)

La Grisette (Grisette)

L’Or blanc (White)

Viti vini cuvée de Coussergues (American Wild Ale)

Sirkawa Costa Rica (Imperial Stout)

Cyclope Thêta (IPA)

La Porter Coco Chipotle (Porter)


La Vache blanche (White Ale)

Child (Lager)

Irish Red Ale (Red Ale)


Session Abénaki (IPA Session)

Bee-Bop (Saison)

Porter Iroquois (Porter)

La Sarah Sour (Sure Brett)


La Ralph Merry (Scotch Ale)

Saaz Pills (Czech Pilsner)

La Pride (Brown Ale)

Taking La Route des bières La Route des bières (the Beer Route) is a one-day getaway treat: You start out in Montreal from where a luxurious minibus will take you to four microbreweries. Overall, you’ll be able to taste 16 beers and enjoy a delicious meal as well. A truly great gift to give!

Two Not-to-be-Missed Events for Beer Amateurs

The Rendez-vous Fest, next August 23 and 24! This second edition of the festival will be held in Cowansville at Davignon Park. The event will mix music and beer in a most festive atmosphere! You’ll find many area microbreweries participating in the event. Two days of tastings, gourmet products and entertainment, a brew-haha must!

The Festival de la Grande Coulée September 13-14-and 15, Mount Orford will vibrate to the music, the first hints of fall colours and the presence of about 20 artisan brewers. Tastings, conferences, workshops and entertainment will pleasantly fill these three days. A suggestion: Don’t miss taking the chairlift up the mountain for some spectacular views as you savour your beer.



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